The American automobile manufacturer, Ford unveiled their latest model, the new generation Everest. Before Ford left India, the Everest was sold as the Endeavour in the country. The Ford Everest SUV is based on the Ranger pick-up and has a similar design, platform and subsequent elements.
Ford Everest: Power and Performance
Engine and powertrain options are appealing as it has a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine, which was taken from the Ford Raptor. It also has a smaller 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine (single turbo and twin-turbo versions). These engines will be connected to a 10-speed automatic gearbox or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
In some select markets, Ford is expected to have a 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine as well. Ford has not revealed the power and torque figures for the engines of this model. The Ford Everest is available in both RWD and AWD layouts according to whichever variant. As of the latest, the Everest is going to be released in markets including the Philippines, Thailand, and Australia.
Ford Everest: Cabin Highlights
Many changes have been made to the interior of the Ford Everest. It has a sleek new dashboard, ambient lighting, wireless charging and ventilated front seats. Its major highlight is the 12-inch touch screen which has Ford’s current SYNC 4A infotainment system as well as a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster. It has many other features including automatic climate control, connected car tech for Ford, a powered tailgate as well as an electric sunroof.
Exterior and Safety features
The front part of the Ford Everest is very similar to the Ford Ranger pickup. It has new and updated C-shaped LED DRLs with a black strip along the front grille. The Ford Everest also has new and updated tail lamps at the back. This SUV has a 50 mm longer wheelbase and a 50 mm wider track along with short overhangs. This means the Everest is very capable of undergoing rougher terrain.
The Everest has many safety measures including 9 airbags, cruise control, and hands-free parking. It also has a new feature called the Pre-collision assist which allows the car to apply the brakes if it is detecting a collision that might happen.
As of the latest news, the Ford Everest will not be launching in India as they had decided to stop manufacturing in the country’s market. Ford can still make it happen by getting the car to India via the CBU routes. If the Everest does make it into Indian markets, it will be in competition with the Toyota Fortuner and MG Gloster.
1. Is the Ford Everest and Endeavour the same?
Yes, the Ford Everest and Endeavour are the same car model. It is called the Endeavour in India in order to avoid legal issues because of the infamous spice brand in the country.
2. Is sunroof available in the Endeavour?
Yes, the Endeavour has a sunroof. It takes up half of the roof space of the car, which will give an effect of an open sky while driving.
3. Why did Ford fail in India?
Ford misjudged the growth of the Indian market and it was running much below capacity. The company could not recover from the huge losses which were incurred.