Facelifted Ford Endeavour to be launched in India in early 2019 - Report

02/05/2018 - 23:22 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

The Ford Endeavor (Ford Everest) will receive a facelift internationally in mid-2018. According to a report from Autocar India, the facelifted Ford Endeavour will go on sale in India in early 2019.

2018 Ford Endeavour : 2018 Ford Everest black front three quarter angle rendering
The 2019 Ford Endeavour will feature minor cosmetic changes as shown in our render.

The third generation Ford Endeavour will receive minor cosmetic changes with the facelift. Most changes are expected at the front, where spy shots have shown a new octagonal radiator grille with three horizontal chrome slats in it and a silver frame for the lower air intake. On the sides, new 20-inch six-double-spoke alloy wheels are expected. The rear-end will likely remain as is. Ford will introduce passive keyless entry and engine start-stop button with the mid-cycle refresh.

Globally, Ford will introduce 2.0-litre TDCi diesel and 2.0-litre TDCi Bi-Turbo diesel engines as well as a 10-speed automatic transmission in the facelifted Ford Endeavor (Ford Everest). In India, company officials have said buyers won’t have these new engine options and the new 10-speed automatic transmission option. The 2.2L TDCi diesel and 3.2L TDCi diesel engine options will continue powering the Indian-spec version post facelift. There's no word on the availability of an engine auto-start-stop system, which is planned for the international markets.

Ford Ranger Raptor Engine
Ford will not offer its new 2.0L TDCi diesel engine and 2.0L TDCi Bi-Turbo diesel engine (pictured) in the Endeavour.

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According to a leaked manual, the 3.2L TDCi diesel engine’s maximum power (200 PS) and maximum torque (470 Nm) will remain unchanged post facelift. The 2.2L TDCi diesel engine’s maximum power (160 PS) and maximum torque (385 Nm) will see a drop of 10 PS and 10 Nm respectively, though. The 2019 Ford Endeavour's prices could start at around INR 27 lakh (ex-showroom).

[News Source: Autocar India]

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