A more powerful iteration of the BS6 Ford Endeavour has been ruled out in India by Ford according to news reports. When Ford updated to the new BS6 standard engine earlier this year, we saw a four-cylinder, 2.0-litre diesel engine, called ‘Panther’ within Ford (obsessed with the panther black of the ford color chart?). However, while the India-spec Endeavour solely gets the 170hp single-turbo version of the engine, a 213hp, twin-turbo version is also offered in other markets where the SUV is sold under the ‘Everest’ IP.
When it comes to power and torque, the twin turbo engine in foreign markets churns 213hp and 500Nm, The old Endeavour’s now-defunct 3.2-litre five-cylinder unit has as such not been effectively replaced. That unit made 200hp and 470Nm. Producing 170hp and 420Nm of torque, the single-turbo engine that we are getting is essentially a replacement for the old BS4 2.2-litre unit.
We will see the twin turbo panther engine but not till the next generation Endeavour comes to the market here. Then we will be getting both these engines with any updates (and not upgrades) hopefully.
Spy shots of the next-generation Endeavour which is currently on test show the SUV will have solid SUV staunch but will feature a bolder grille and slimmer headlights (they are taking this trend too far now). photos of the interiors too have hinted at substantial changes. The machine has come under some fire when compared to rivals in Australian and US markets. Hence we would expect better interior built quality and design.
The current re-engine exercise may be result of a quickly deployable BS 6 units with ease of supply chain management and lower expected market response as auto industry was expected to remain sluggish with or without the corona pandemic.