American car giant, Ford has officially revealed the facelifted Endeavour SUV which is sold under the Everest nameplate in overseas market. Media reports suggest, Ford will first launch the SUV in Australia, while the ASEAN region will see an official release sometime next year.
Changes to the exterior are majorly done to the front that gets a reworked grille, bumper and headlamp inserts. At the side, the SUV sports redesigned 20-inch alloy wheels. Ford has also made styling updates to the interior along with some additional features including a new infotainment system with Ford’s Sync 3 interface. It also gets additional safety tech such as an autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
The updated Ford Endeavour (Everest) derives power from the all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine that made its international debut with the Ranger pickup truck along with the new 10-speed automatic gearbox. The new oil burner has been tuned to emanate power in two states of tune-180/420Nm version an a twin-trubo 213bhp/500Nm version. Ford will offer the new engine in most of the international markets, however reports indicate the India-spec model could miss out on this unit. That said, Ford could update the current line of engines in tandem with the BS-VI emission norms instead of offering an all-new unit. Those not in the know, the sterner BS-VI emission norms will come into effect from 2020.
Upon its launch, the updated Ford Endeavour will compete with top-selling models including Toyota Fortuner, Isuuz MU-X, Skoda Kodiaq and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in the segment.