Last month, the 2019 Ford Everest (2019 Ford Endeavour) was officially revealed. This is the SUV’s first major update since its unveiling in November 2014. According to a new report from Headlightmag, this model will hit the Thai market on 10 July 2018.
The new Ford Everest features a refreshed exterior, although the design changes are very minor. Its front fascia comprises a new upper grille with three individually placed horizontal chrome louvers and a frame for the lower air intake. Moving to the sides, Ford has equipped the SUV with new 20-inch split-spoke alloy wheels.
Interior images of the 2019 Ford Everest aren’t out yet. Ford says that it has introduced new colours and materials and soft-touch surfaces. The new model will offer more convenience, thanks to the addition of passive keyless entry, engine start-stop button, and a hands-free power tailgate. A Pre-Collision Assist system that makes use of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection will improve safety. Ford has said that AEB will come with Vehicle Detection as well, but the report doesn’t mention it for the Thai market.
Ford Everest buyers in Thailand will have a new engine option with the mid-cycle refresh – 2.0-litre TDCi Bi-Turbo diesel. The new twin-turbo engine from the EcoBlue family produces 213 PS at 3,750 rpm and 500 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. Ford will offer it with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
The existing 2.2- and 3.2-litre TDCi diesel engines will be carried over. The 3.2-litre TDCi diesel engine is expected to remain unchanged. The 2.2-litre TDCi diesel engine’s maximum power and maximum torque may go down by 10 PS and 10 Nm respectively to 150 PS and 375 Nm.
The 2019 Ford Endeavour is still months away from arriving in India. A recent report said that its launch will take place in early 2019. Before that, Ford will launch the Aspire and Figo facelifts in India.