The debut of the 2023 Ford Endeavour (Everest) has shaken up the full-size premium SUV segment in many international markets. Now, it is being touted as the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado killer.
The 2023 Ford Endeavour is being widely considered as the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado killer by experts and consumers alike. The full-size SUV has been significantly upgraded with regards to internal design, exterior appearance and modern comfort and convenience features. This walkaround tour of the mid-spec Trend version of the Endeavour (Everest in the international markets) gives us a glimpse of what all this SUV comes loaded with.
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2023 Ford Endeavour – Prado Killer?
The exterior of the SUV has been made much beefier and more muscular compared to the outgoing model. The front fascia boasts of an upright stance, sleek C-shaped LED DRLs surrounding the matrix LED headlamps (on the top Platinum spec), dual chrome strips on the grille extending across the face, sporty and rugged bumper with a skid plate to give it a prominent look. The side profile features stylish alloy wheels, sidestepping for easier ingress and egress, functional roof rails, prominent wheel arches and functional air vents at the back of the fenders. The tail end features the most changes when seen side by side with the outgoing model. The LED taillamps are connected by a glossy black glass slab with Ford or Platinum inscription on it (depending on the trim). The front and rear overhangs are short to accentuate its off-roading characteristics.
Interiors and Features
The features list on this new SUV is rather lengthy with things like a massive 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster (for higher trims), a huge 12-inch Portrait-style Infotainment System with Ford’s latest SYNC 4A operating system and connected car tech, 360-degree Camera, Active Parking Assist 2.0 with automatic parking function, Drive Modes for varying gearshifts, ABS, Traction Control, Calibration, Throttle Response, Heavy Load Towing Capabilities, 800 mm Water Wading Capacity, Wireless Smartphone Connectivity, a massive Moonroof, Powered Tailgate, Ambient lighting, and much more.
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The international model’s powertrain options include a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel, a 2.0-litre turbo diesel and a 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol, depending on which international market is receiving this model. The choice of transmissions includes either a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic. There is plenty of off-roading kit available too. The Ford loyalists in India would be eagerly looking at this version to gather information regarding whether or not Ford will bring any version of this Endeavour (Everest) to our shores via the CBU route.