The Ford Endeavour (called Everest in other markets) is the most expensive Ford you can buy in India. We've seen two generations of the SUV in the Indian market, and it is high time we see the next generation as well.
Today, we've an interesting render from Cristiano Sousa of Auto Projetos. His rendering of the Everest/Endeavour is in sync with the previous rendering we've seen. It looks like the front of the new car may borrow a lot of styling cues from the Ford Ranger pickup, on which the Everest/Endeavour is based on.
The design of the new Endeavour is also much more aerodynamic than what we've seen in the past. This could be courtesy of Todd Hoevener, Ford’s SUV specialist who also developed the iconic Ford Explorer. The new Endeavour is being developed under his watchful eyes at the the Broadmeadows facility in Melbourne
The new Endeavour will be powered by a range of diesel engines starting with a base 2.2-liter and moving on to a 2.5-liter 4 cylinder engine. The top of the line variant could also see the 3.0-liter diesel engine, albeit with an automatic-only gearbox.
The next generation Endeavour is likely to have a more upmarket cabin than the current model. Expect equipment levels, build quality and cabin space to take a leap in the right direction.
The new Endeavour will be fully localized in Ford's Thailand facility. Expect the Indian version to be brought in through the CKD (Completely Knocked Down unit) route sometime by early 2014. The next generation Endeavour will be one of Ford's eight new products planned for India by mid-decade.
[Render courtesy - Auto Projetos]