Ahead of the official launch, which is expected in early October, Ford India has listed the new Endeavour as the future SUV on its website. The pictures attached to the page also explain some of the features that can be expected in the face-lifted SUV.
The new Endeavour is a full-sized seven-seater SUV in its third generation, which is globally known as Everest. The third generation Endeavour is based on the Everest Concept showcased in Sydney, Australia in 2013.
In its third generation, the Endeavour takes deviation from the typical boxy design of the previous generation and has a more rounded design. The new design has taken cues from the 2015 Ford Edge crossover and hence is more athletic and gives the SUV a fresh face. The spare wheel at the rear has made way inside the vehicle, helping it to shorten the length of the vehicle. It also looks more proportionate now.
The SUV has been developed on a new ladder-on-frame chassis and will also feature new independent coil-spring at the rear wheels.
The interior is inspired by Ford's F-150 pick-up truck and comes in leather upholstery. The dashboard has been designed in an uncluttered manner in the absence of minimum switches. It has a new steering wheel that incorporates audio controls.
The Ford India website only talks about the 3.2-litre TDCi diesel without any details on the 2.2-litre diesel engine. The former is expected churn out 197bhp of power and will be mated to 6-speed automatic transmission.
Being an off-road machine, the new Endeavour will get the Terrain management system. The system has the total of 4 modes (normal mode, snow, grass and mud mode) to suit the various driving terrains. The SUV will also boast of Semi Auto Parallel Park Assist for easy parking.
2015 Ford Endeavour is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 22 to Rs 25 lakh.