2015 Ford Everest aka Endeavour has been spotted completely undisguised in Thailand. The new Endeavour would enter production this year at company's Rayong plant in Thailand, and then imported to India via CKD kits. The Thai-made CKD kits would be assembled at Ford India's Chennai plant by the end of this year. Just now, import-export website Zauba has reported that Ford has imported one unit of Endeavour with 3.2L diesel unit in India.
Ford Endeavour facelift was unveiled in November last year, and since then it has been spied several times. As seen in the spy-shots, it seems to be the trial production batch wearing different colors. The company, at the time of its world premiere, announced three engine options for the new SUV. There are two diesel units, and one petrol engine out of the three aforesaid engine options. The petrol powertrain would be the 2.0L, 4-cylinder turbocharged unit. The base diesel variants would come with 2.2L, 4-cylinder engine, while the top-of-the-line variants are expected to in-house a 3.2L, 5-cylinder motor. These engines would be mated to manual and automatic transmissions, while both 2WD and 4WD systems would be on offer.
Inside the cabin, Ford has incorporated its much talked-about SYNC 2 multimedia system with voice command in the SUV with an automatic climate control system and the new 8-inch touchscreen system with color-coded corners. Several media reports claim that in India, Ford won't be launching the petrol variants of the SUV and stick to the diesel variants only. However, nothing is confirmed as of now and we await an official announcement from Ford India in coming course of time.