With Ford pulling out of local production, the SUV’s chances of making it to India seem slim
Ford is working on a replacement for the Everest SUV (known as the Ford Endeavor in India), which will be launched globally in 2022. A new render from SRK Designs takes cues from the recently unveiled Ford Ranger pickup truck to visualize the upcoming SUV. Watch the full transformation below:
Another set of renders shows the Everest in various colors with a black grille:
Up front, the Everest rendered has a more squared-off fascia with enlarged headlamps and C-shaped LED DRLs (like the Ranger) and a chrome grille. It’s hard to tell from the photos, but the next Everest will likely be bigger than the last Endeavour. For reference, after the 2022 updates, the Ranger pickup on which the Everest is based is 50 mm wider and 50 mm longer.
Although the interior has yet to be rendered, the next-generation Everest could get a portrait-style SYNC 4 Ranger infotainment touchscreen (10- or 12-inch, depending on the option selected) and a fully digital driver display. Other Ranger features such as a 360-degree camera, wireless phone charger and an exterior lighting system controlled by FordPass are also seen on the SUV.
The Everest is likely to be powered by the same 2-litre turbocharged diesel and 2-litre twin-turbo engines as before. But a new engine – Ford’s 3-litre diesel – could be offered and could develop 250bhp. and 600 Nm! Transmission options are likely to remain the same – a 10-speed and a 6-speed torque converter. The SUV is likely to continue with 4X2 and 4X4 transmissions.
The future Everest can reach India only as a completely built unit (CBU) because Ford stopped their local production facilities. If the Endeavor is brought back here as a CBU, expect it to be more expensive than the Toyota Fortuner and MG Gloster.
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