Next-Gen India-bound Ford Endeavour Spied Testing – Launch in 2022
The Ford Endeavour or Everest is due a significant update for 2022 and it has been spotted testing in Melbourne (Australia) ahead of its official debut. The prototype wore a heavy camouflage when it was caught on a digital camera but the design updates can be clearly seen. It has adopted a new front fascia getting styling inspiration from the latest F-series pickup trucks, which is on sale in the United States.
2022 Ford Endeavour: Features
The more upright front end boasts a C-shaped headlamp cluster, DRL, wider air intake, a new bumper, and fog lamp housing along with a flattish bonnet structure. Elsewhere, you could also find a raked windshield, prominent black roof rails, black alloy wheels, restyled rear bumper, larger greenhouse area, high mounted stop lamp, roof-integrated spoiler, low profile tyres, tweaked tailgate newly designed tailgate and taillights, and so on.
The body-on-frame SUV will have a brand new interior as well with the latest in-car connective technologies, SYNC4 infotainment system, 10.25-inch digital instrument display, 12.8-inch vertical infotainment system, few of driver-assistive and safety features, and so on. India is expected to stick with the 2.0L turbocharged diesel producing 168 bhp and 420 Nm, paired with a 10-speed auto upon arrival.
2022 Ford Endeavour: Powertrain
The upcoming SUV is reportedly to feature a longer dash-to-front-axle ratio similar to the 2022 Ford Ranger pickup truck, which it shares the platform with to accommodate a turbocharged V6 diesel engine. The upcoming SUV for Australia will see the 3.2-litre 5-cylinder turbocharged diesel discontinued from the lineup as the 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel will be standard.
In the top-spec variants, a 3.0L V6 turbocharged diesel will be utilised. The 3rd generation Ford Endeavour will boast of hybrid technology and it could join the lineup at a later stage. The SUV is expected to get more variant choices in Australian markets with the Sport variant given a high priority.
The new-gen Ford Endeavour will most likely see a world premiere in 2022, and the model, just like the outgoing version, is initially expected to go on sale in Australia and ASEAN markets. As far as India goes, expect the new-gen model to come here a little later. Apart from the new Endeavour, Ford is also readying an all-new C-SUV for our country, as well as a major update to the current-generation EcoSport.