For the first time, Ford Endeavour facelift has been spotted testing in India. It will receive some minor visual changes and some feature additions as well. The global facelift was launched in May 2018.
Earlier, we reported that 2018 Ford Everest was launched in Australia, which will make its way to the Indian markets in 2019 rebadged as the Ford Endeavour.
Now, we have the first set of spy pics of the full-grown SUV testing in India. It was spotted uncamouflaged and we can see subtle changes in the SUV.
The global-spec facelift gets new engines and some feature additions doubled up with minor visual upgrades. However, the engine changes would not be carried over to the Indian-spec.
On the outside, we see that it gets a revised front grille, a lower intake frame and a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels. The colour option of the test mule is Diffused Silver Metallic, which is new on the line.
As we see the photos of Ford Endeavour facelift (Ford Everest Facelift), the interiors are most likely to remain the same. It uses the dual-tone black and beige colour design with a clean instrument cluster.
Feature additions would include keyless entry, engine start-stop button and a foot-activated power tailgate. Endeavour already comes updated with the latest features.
Global-spec Ford Endeavour facelift gets a new 2.0 Litre Turbo-diesel unit and a 2.0 Litre Bi-Turbo diesel engine. The turbo-diesel makes 180 BHP and 420 Nm of peak torque. The Bi-turbo engine makes 213 BHP and 500 Nm of torque. The engine pairs up with a new 10-speed automatic gearbox.
Sadly, the Indian spec facelift will continue with the 2.2 Litre Turbo diesel and 3.2 Litre diesel engine in India. The 2.2 Litre engine produces 158 BHP and 385 Nm of peak torque. The other engine produces 197 BHP and 470 Nm of peak torque.
For transmission purposes, both the engines use 6-speed AT without an option of a manual transmission.
Features onboard current Endeavour includes LED DRLs, cruise control, panoramic sunroof, Auto-Headlamps, power adjustable driver seat, Adjustable speed limiter, Dual-zone AC, and many more premium features.
Safety features onboard include 7 airbags, semi-parallel park assist, Terrain Management system, ABS with EBD, ESP, Emergency assistance, Hill Descent Control, Hill launch assist and Traction Control system.
Prices of Endeavour start off at Rs 26.32 Lakhs going up to Rs 32.81 Lakhs, divided amongst 3 variants. Endeavour continues to compete with Toyota Fortuner, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V, Isuzu MU-X and the upcoming Mahindra Alturas G4.