The 2018 Ford Endeavour facelift was spotted testing for the first time. The facelifted Endeavour SUV is expected to roll out in APAC (Asia Pacific) and Africa, including India later next year.
The spy images of the Endeavour facelift was acquired by Car Advice in Australia, which is locally known as Ford Everest. The spy images of the new Endeavour shows the SUV's front-end wrapped up, indicating that a mid-cycle facelift has begun testing.
With only the front-end of the test mule camouflaged, the majority of changes will be to the fenders and plastics to give it more powerful look.
The spy pictures of the facelifted Endeavour reveals only the side profile, and it is quite hard to tell what the exact changes are, but it looks like the Endeavour facelift will borrow most of the styling cues from the Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The Australian-spec Endeavour facelift could receive an updated ACC (adaptive cruise control) with autonomous emergency braking, as seen in the new radar/LIDAR module in the front bumper and stereo cameras mounted in front of the IRVM.
The SUV could also get the unlock request buttons on the door handles and start/stop button for keyless entry, as most of its competitors have the feature. Also, Car Advice reports that Ford could tune the engine for better refinement and fuel economy.
The current model in India is powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder TDCi producing 158bhp and 385Nm of torque or a 3.2-litre five-cylinder TDCi developing 197bhp and 470 Nm of torque. Both the models are mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
The current Ford Endeavour in India has received good responce in the market and a facelift would add more charm to the muscular SUV. The facelift though might not come to India sooner, as Ford is receiving steady sales of the SUV. But will added features and premium touches to SUV could threaten other rivals in the segment.