American auto major, Ford has launched the new updated Endeavour in the car market of Thailand. The new refreshed 2018 Ford Endeavour (globally known as the Ford Everest SUV) was unveiled earlier this year. Thailand is the first market where Ford has launched the updated Endeavour. The Thai-spec Ford Endeavour facelift has launched with a starting price tag of 12.99 lakh Baht (approximately Rs. 26.78 lakhs).
The new 2018 Ford Endeavour has been endowed with an array of styling updates, equipment upgrades as well as added new features to make it an overall better vehicle as compared to its predecessor. Moreover, the facelift SUV has also received a new engine option for the car market of Thailand. The updated Ford Endeavour has now got a 2.0 litre EcoBlue four cylinder diesel engine option in the Thai market, replacing the outgoing 2.2 litre and 3.2 litre TDCi unit options on the SUV.
The new 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine on the Endeavour facelift has the ability to offer a max power output of 177 bhp along with the 420 Nm of top torque. The twin-turbo diesel unit option on the other hand is good to generate 210 bhp and 500 Nm. Moreover, the big thing is that the American auto major has also replaced the 6 speed automatic transmission of the Endeavour with the new 10 speed unit from the Ford Ranger Raptor.
Apart from the great engine range update, the Endeavour facelift has been also endowed with a whole host of exterior cosmetic upgrades to offer a fresh visual appeal. The 2018 updated Ford Endeavour flaunts a new triple slat grille, restyled bumper with a lower air intake. There is a set of newly designed 6-spoke alloy wheels on the side profile, while the rear end receives a refreshed bumper design among other slight changes.
The updated 2018 Ford Endeavour also comes with upgraded and added new features, making it a comprehensive refresh. The SUV offers features like pushbutton start, keyless entry and foot activated power tailgate. Ford has enhanced the SUV’s safety levels by endowing the Autonomous Emergency Braking system on it along with Forward Collision Warning system. There is also tyre pressure monitoring system. The SUV comes with Ford’s latest SYNC 3 infotainment system that offers Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto support apart from a host of other connectivity options.
The current generation Ford Endeavour has been a highly successful model in the full-sized premium SUV segment of India. The current-gen model is a hugely improved model over its predecessor, while new refreshed model simply adds more goodies to the already highly capable SUV. The new updated Ford Endeavour is definitely expected to boost the SUV’s sales and make it a more robust competitor to fight against the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Isuzu MU-X.
While the refreshed Endeavour is definitely expected to come to India, it is not sure whether the new engine option will be provided. Ford India is currently bracing up to launch the refreshed Figo hatch and Aspire sedan, while the refreshed Endeavour is likely to come towards the end of 2018 or early 2019.