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The Ford Endeavour is all set to receive a mild facelift soon. Sold as the Everest in International markets, the facelift of the SUV is all set to be launched globally by mid-2018. According to reports from Autocar India, the Ford Endeavour facelift will make its entry into the Indian market by early 2019.
Sold in the international markets as the Everest, the Endeavour facelift is said to receive only minor cosmetic updates.
These updates can be seen on the front grille and the fog lamp inserts. Other changes include a silver finish on the lower part of the front bumper, along with new six-spoke alloy wheels.
The interiors of the facelift Endeavour receives certain changes as well. Additional features such as a passive keyless entry and a push-button start will be seen on the seven-seater SUV offering from Ford.
The International model of the Endeavour will get a brand new power unit, in the form of a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine.
This engine comes with two states of tune: a single-turbo version producing 180bhp with 420Nm of torque and a twin-turbo version churning out 213bhp with 500Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
However, the Indian version of the Endeavour facelift will not be receiving this new engine. The facelift SUV once launched in India will carry forward the same engine as seen in the current generation.
The current-generation Ford Endeavour SUV comes with two engine options in the form of a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder and a 3.2-litre, five-cylinder diesel offering.
The 2.2-litre power unit produces 158bhp with 385Nm of torque, while the 3.2-litre engine churns out 197bhp with 470Nm of torque. Both these engines come mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, powering all four wheels.
These engines though might receive an upgrade on the 2019 Endeavour facelift. The upgrades will make the Endeavour compliant with the strict BS-VI emission norms, which will be implemented from 2020.
Thoughts On The Ford Endeavour Facelift
The Ford Endeavour currently competes with the Toyota Fortuner. With the launch of the facelift version, Ford will be hoping better its sales in the seven-seater SUV segment. The Endeavour facelift once launched will also take on competition from Mahindra's version of the Rexton, set to launch sometime next year as well.