While most of the markets get a diesel for the Ford Endeavour only, China receives the Endeavour with a petrol engine option.
Ford Motor has just launched the Endeavour (Everest) with a 2.3-litre petrol engine option for the Chinese market. The new Ford Endeavour 2.3 Petrol gets the price starting from CNY 2,85,800 (approx. Rs 30.44 Lakh). While most of the markets get a diesel for the Endeavour only, the Chinese market comes as an exception as it gets both diesel and petrol engine options.
Previously, the Ford Endeavour came with a 2.0-litre EcoBoost turbo-petrol engine that has been replaced by a bigger 2.3-litre EcoBoost 4-cylinder turbo-petrol unit. The latest 2.3-litre petrol mill can churn out 275 PS of max power at 5,500 rpm along with 455 Nm of torque delivered at 2.500 rpm. It comes coupled with a standard 10-speed automatic transmission and gets an optional four-wheel-drive system. It remains to see if the new Ford Endeavour 2.3 Petrol can make it to India since the SUV has been recently upgraded with a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre unit.
For reference, the outgoing 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol burner was tuned to produce a maximum power of 247 PS at 5,500 rpm and 360 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. This engine came paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and also featured a 4WD as an option.
It should be noted that the current-gen Ford Endeavour will be replaced by a new model in the future. Reports say that the next-gen Ford Endeavour is already in the works and it has been spotted on test several times on the Chinese roads. Therefore, it’s safe to say that China will be the first country to get a hand on the next-gen Ford Endeavour. We expect the upcoming SUV will make a public debut by the end of next year or even later.
A fierce rival to the Ford Endeavour, the Toyota Fortuner has just received a facelift version in Thailand on Thursday. The Toyota Fortuner facelift features a batch of styling changes, more power and feature updates.