Ford has started working on a mid-life update to the Endeavour in the international markets. The updated model was recently spotted in Australia, with images showing a camouflaged test mule during one of its test mules. Since the current-gen Endeavour was first introduced in 2014, it appears to be the right time for Ford to introduce a mild update for the SUV. However, this is the first time that the new Endeavour has been spotted testing. As a result, it will take at least a year or so for the new Ford Endeavour 2018 to launch in India.
Ford Endeavour 2018 Exterior design updates
The Endeavour facelift is expected to come with some minor cosmetic tweaks. The surfaced spy shots indicate that most of the changes will be limited to the front of the SUV. We say this because the test mule has camouflage only at the front. It is clearly visible that the side and rear profile haven’t been given any major overhauls. However, if you look closely, you will notice that the alloy wheels too have been disguised under covers. As a result, the new Ford Endeavour 2018 is also expected to come with a new set of alloys.
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New Ford Endeavour facelift 2018 interior changes
On the inside, the dashboard layout will be left unchanged. However, the new Endeavour will come with various new technological features. These include a radar-based cruise control system and automatic emergency braking. A heads up display (HUD) might also be added, either on the top-end trims or as an option.
Ford Endeavour 2018 facelift Specifications
No changes will be made to the specifications sheet of the Ford Endeavour 2018 facelift. As a result, it will continue to be available with two engine options. Both of these are diesel power plants, displacing 2.2-litre and 3.2-litre respectively.
|Engine||2.2-litre, 4-cylinder TDCi diesel|
|Power||158 bhp @ 3,200 rpm|
|Torque||385 Nm @ 1,600 rpm – 2,500 rpm|
|Gearbox||6-speed AT with 4X2|
6-speed MT with 4X2 & 4X4
|Engine||3.2-litre, 5-cylinder TDCi diesek|
|Power||197 bhp @ 3,000 rpm|
|Torque||470 Nm @ 1,750 rpm – 2,500 rpm|
|Gearbox||6-speed AT with 4X4|
New Ford Endeavour 2018 India launch date
The current generation of the Ford Endeavour was launched in India in 2015. As a result, the SUV is still fairly new for its Indian customers. However, in the Australian markets, it is already three years old. This is the reason that Ford has started testing the facelifted model in the country. Thus, it is highly likely that the updated model launches in Australia in the early months of 2018, while an Indian launch of the Endeavour 2018 is expected to be scheduled by the end of this year.
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Stay tuned to Autosite India as we will be bringing in all latest updates on the new Ford Endeavour facelift, for the Indian market, as and when they arrive.
Spy Shot source: CarAdvice