The current generation of the Endeavour has been released for the 2015 model year and it didn’t change much since. However, now, after 2 years since its official release, it looks like the car may receive a more significant update. Even though this isn’t official just yet, it seems the updated version may be released with the future 2018 Ford Endeavour. Like before, the Endeavour will basically be a rebadged version of the Everest. These aren’t bad news though, especially since the Everest is about to receive a major redesign in the upcoming years. So far it looks like the new Endeavour may receive a new look, some changes inside the cabin and possibly revised engines. The end result should be a better value for money without having to compromise on anything.
2018 Ford Endeavour In detail
Despite what some suggested, the new version of the car is still going to be a body-on-frame SUV. This means it will be able to offer the same level of comfort as any other car on the road while having the added benefit of being great in off-road. The separate chassis also means the Endeavour will be able to tow considerably more than some of its direct competitors. This will also be helped by the fact the car will receive new engines but more on that later. Unfortunately, though, it looks like the price of the car is not going to change much. Even though its release is likely a year away, it looks like the base model will continue to cost more than the equivalent of $35,000 which is quite a bit more than some of its direct competitors. We do hope Ford will revise the price closer to its release but at this point, this is highly unlikely.
Instead of giving the Endeavour the same design as the Ranger, Ford decided to go a step further and get the car closer to its crossover siblings. It looks this will also be the case with the future 2018 Ford Endeavour. Even though so far Ford hasn’t released any official pictures, renders based on the latest leaks have been revealed. All of these suggest the future Endeavour is going to get a lot closer in its design to the latest F-150. Expect it to receive a new hexagonal grille with horizontal slats similar to those found on the truck. The headlights are also expected to receive a new interior design while the bumper is expected to get slightly more aggressive than before. The rear of the SUV might also receive new tail lights and possibly a new rear bumper protection that would be more in line with the new front end.
Inside the cabin
So far the car managed to impress thanks to its solid amount of features and good materials. Most rumors seem to suggest the 2018 Ford Endeavour is going to continue with the same trend. The instrument cluster is expected to be revised with Ford’s latest while the infotainment unit will finally be upgraded to their Sync3 unit. On top of that, some suggested the car could receive slightly better materials on the higher end trim levels which weren’t really the case up until now. A new steering wheel, more similar to that of the latest Fiesta and Focus, is also expected which will really elevate the look of the cabin.
2018 Ford Endeavour Under the hood
The 2018 Ford Endeavour will more than likely continue to offer the same two engines as before. The base version of the car will receive a 2.2-liter turbocharged inline-four diesel which is currently capable of right around 110 to 150 horsepower and close to 375Nm of torque. This is usually more than enough for most and with a range north of 900km, it might be the best choice for those looking to use their SUV for commuting or traveling. Unfortunately, this engine will only be available with rear-wheel drive and either a 6-speed manual or a 6 speed automatic. The option will come in the form of a 3.2-liter inline-five diesel. With up to 200 horsepower and 470Nm of torque, this should be able to please anyone. Unlike the smaller engine, this one will be offered only with a 6 speed automatic and alongside Ford’s great four-wheel drive system.