The India bound Next-Gen Ford Endeavour has been spied inside out in Australia. The Fortuner rival is reportedly getting a new 6 speed manual transmission (as against the present 5 speed unit), and becomes a bit smaller in size!
As per a report in an Australian website Motoring, the next generation Endeavour will be 4,882 mm in length, 1,862 mm in width and 1836 mm in terms of overall height. It gains in width and height but is 178 mm shorter in length (the present generation is 5,060 mm long).
The decrease of wheelbase by 10 mm (down to 2,850 mm) may also translate to a decrease in leg room. The SUV though gains significantly in terms of ground clearance and now boasts a real high stance of 225 mm as against the 210 mm in the present generation. It is also expected to be a bit heavier than the present version.
The maximum approach angle also decreases to 29° as against the 32° but claims to have a maximum wading depth of 800 mm. Falling to the stereotype, the new Endeavour shall get a long features list, the most important of which will be Ford Sync II infotainment system with an 8 inch touchscreen display.
On the engine front the US based car maker might ditch the present 2.5 Liter and 3.0 Liter setup for two new hearts. A 2.2 Liter four pot Duratorq producing 149.6 PS of power and 385 Nm of torque is expected to be powering the lower end model. The top end version may be fitted with a five cylinder 3.2 Liter Duratorq engine capable of churning out 200 PS of power and 470 Nm of torque.
The new Endeavour does look interesting and may finally be a worthy competition in the premium D-SUV segment. Ford is set to launch this next-gen Endeavour in India sometime in second half of this year.