Ford Motor Company launched the India-spec 2016 next-gen Endeavour in Thailand yesterday on the eve of 2015 Bangkok Motor Show. And, today, it has been spied as a test mule in India by our friends at Motor Vikatan. 2016 Ford Endeavour is captured for the very first time in India and it is expected that it would be launched in the country in early 2016.
Ford Endeavour, also known as Everest in several international markets, was first unveiled as a concept car in 2013. It was revealed in its production avatar in November 2014 and since, then it has made various public appearances in several auto shows. New Ford Endeavour would be sold in markets like India, China, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
Talking about the cosmetic changes on the outside, it is quite identical to the Everest concept and nothing much has changed really, except the alloy wheel pattern. It flaunts LED daytime running lights, aluminium front & rear scuff plates and a large chrome-heavy hexagonal grille at the front. In the spy-shots, one can clearly see the alloy wheels with chrome.
Inside the cabin, next-generation Ford Endeavour would boast an 8-inch touch-screen for company’s new SYNC2 infotainment system. The SUV would carry an array of advanced and up-market safety equipments such as hill start assist, assist to control ascent, descent and curve when on a hill, a warning system for lane departure, a system to indicate blind spots, adaptive cruise control and ESP.
Under the hood, the new Endeavour would have two different 4-cylinder diesel engines: 2.2L and 3.2L. The India-bound 2016 Ford Endeavour would continue to underpin the new ladder frame chassis with a seven-seat layout.
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