Spied – New spyshots of the next gen Ford Endeavour

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013 - 8:31am IST

More spyshots of the Australian-developed 2015 Ford Endeavour have surfaced on the web. The seven-seat SUV was previewed this year in Australia when Ford’s chief decision makers flew in from Dearborn to announce Ford’s roadmap for the local region, after confirming that its factories would be shut down in 2016.

The mule here is a pre-production prototype (a development mule) and is strapped with the Territory’s ill-fitting body panels. What engineers are interested in lies beneath these bluffing body panels, in parts such as its suspension and driveline.

2015 Ford Endeavour test mule spyshot
The test mule is wearing the Territory’s body shell, on top of the 2015 Endeavour’s chassis.

Motoring.com.au ran this image accompanied by a report which claims that the new Endeavour would be 100mm longer than the Territory. The extra length would make the cabin roomier for second- and third-row passengers.

The same engineering team that worked on the new Ranger would develop the 2015 Ford Endeavour, which is an SUV top hat on the same platform. It is speculated that the new Endeavour would be built alongside the Ranger at Ford’s Thailand plant from 2015.

Ford Everest Concept front
Like the EcoSport, expect the Everest Concept to translate into a production car with only mild design dilutions.

For the Australian market, Motoring Australia is regarding the 3.2-litre five-cylinder engine, and a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine as top candidates. Transmission choices would be a six-speed manual and automatic units.

Although there’s no clear visual confirmation, a new coil-sprung rear suspension has replaced the Endeavour’s truck-like leaf spring setup. The SUV’s generous ground clearance and low-range gearbox are features that would continue unchanged.

Also spotted on one prototype was a terrain selector dial that could adjust the settings of the engine, suspension, transmission and traction control to suit the terrain.

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5 thoughts on “Spied – New spyshots of the next gen Ford Endeavour

  1. kapil says:

    I wish they brought the Ford territory to India instead. Even the current model which will be phased out would be a great choice. That would be competition to Fortuner ass the Territory is a beautiful SUV

  2. Deepak Chablani says:

    Yes, the Fortuner is overpriced. Just like any other Toyota. But the Endeavour in the Everest design skin doesn’t look as good as the Fortuner. The Fortuner does have a killer look which is mean, intimidating and in your face. The new Endeavour looks better than the old boxy Endeavour ..no doubt…but still sits well below the Fortuner. They’ve to do a lot better to kill the Fortuner.

  3. Dhananjayan says:

    Looks great!! Hope that the ride is better now!

  4. $@! says:

    This kind of SUV would shake up the competition & the astronomically priced FORTUNER will feel the heat.

    FORD should bring this quickly to INDIA before TOYOTA milks the INDIAN Market.

  5. Div says:

    now that looks interesting….it is going to be a hit on our roads…


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