The facelifted Ford Endeavour will go on sale in India by March, says a new report from CarDekho. Last month, reports said that the new model is arriving on 22 February.
Visual changes brought to the Endeavour with the facelift are as subtle as they get. The front-end incorporates a sleeker upper grille and a lower air intake frame, while on the sides are new 20-inch split-spoke alloy wheels. The rear-end and the interior remain unchanged.
The Ford Endeavour has gained some convenience features with its mid-cycle update. Passive keyless entry, push-button start and foot-activated power tailgate are now included in this mid-size SUV to make entry, ignition and luggage-loading easier. Internationally, a new safety feature is also available - Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection and Vehicle Detection, which we expect disabled in the Indian version.
The 2.0-litre single-turbo diesel (180 PS/420 Nm) and 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel (213 PS/500 Nm) engines introduced with the facelift aren’t planned for India. These engines are paired with an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, and that too isn’t destined for our market. Here, the 3.2-litre single-turbo diesel engine (200 PS/470 Nm) and the 6-speed automatic transmission will remain on duty. The range could still begin with the 2.2-litre single-turbo diesel engine (160 PS/385 Nm).
Prices of the current Ford Endeavour start at INR 26,82,800 (ex-showroom Delhi). The facelifted model may cost around INR 28 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) onwards, and that is assuming that the range starts with the 2.2l 4X2 AT Trend configuration.