The speculations regarding the new Ford Endeavour in the form of Everest have been out to rest in this official video from the company.
The Everest might come as the next-gen Ford Endeavour soon. The American carmaker has released an official video featuring the camouflaged SUV. Ford has halted manufacturing in India back in September after the company sustained huge losses in our market. It will continue to offer aftersales services and keep the warranty promises of all the customers. Also, Ford will keep operating as a niche player in India with import products only like Mustang, Mach-E and Ranger Pickup Truck. For now, let us take a look at what to expect from the next-gen Ford Endeavour that might make its way to India as in the CBU form under the Everest moniker.
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Next-Gen Ford Endeavour as Everest
Despite being camouflaged, the front fascia could be made out to resemble the previous Everest models on sale in the international market. However, there are quite distinct modern elements as well. For instance, there are large C-shaped LED DRLs surrounding the headlamps, a dual chrome strip on the front grille, a chunky bumper to emphasize the imposing face of the large SUV. A panoramic sunroof is visible clearly as well. The A, B and C-pillars are blacked out, so are the ORVMs. There are practical roof rails on offer too. The video also shows glimpses of chunky alloy wheels and side steps for easier ingress and egress to and from the large SUV. The tail-end is not quite visible but the taillamps might also feature the LED element. All in all, Everest might well be a bit larger in overall dimensions compared to Endeavour. Let us know how do you like this camouflaged version of the full-size SUV.
Before discontinuation, the Endeavour came with a 2.0-litre diesel engine making 175 PS of peak power and 420 Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties are carried by a 10-speed automatic gearbox. Various drive systems (4×4) and terrain modes help in propelling the Endeavour through any kind of environment. The direct and worthy rival to the Endeavour has always been the Toyota Fortuner. Apart from that, it also had competition from Isuzu MU-X and MG Gloster. It would be interesting to see if Ford brings Everest to India with a different set of powertrain options like it does in the international markets.