Ford enthusiasts in India have reason to get excited! Rumors are swirling about the return of a beloved SUV – the Ford Endeavour – this time potentially branded as the ‘Everest’. Here’s the lowdown based on recent media reports:

Name Change and Market Strategy

  • Global Branding: The Ford Endeavour has consistently been known as the Everest in markets like Australia and Thailand. Adopting the ‘Everest’ badge for India could simplify Ford’s branding and potentially reduce costs.

 

  • Phased Introduction: Ford seems to be contemplating a two-part strategy – initially importing Everest units into the Indian market, followed by local assembly starting in 2025 or potentially 2026.

 

  • Smart Manufacturing: Ford’s focus on ‘integral project planning’ hints that the Everest’s manufacturing will be integrated with other future Ford models in India, suggesting a strategic production roadmap.

 

The India-Spec Ford Everest: What We Might See

While details are still somewhat unclear, here’s what we can glean:

  • Powerful Engine Options: Expect similar powertrain offerings as the international model – a 2.0-liter diesel engine in both single and twin-turbo configurations, paired potentially with a smooth 3.0-liter V6 diesel.

 

  • Transmission Choices: Transmission options could likely include a 6-speed manual and a 10-speed automatic for efficient power delivery.

 

  • Drivetrain Versatility: Both 2-wheel drive and robust 4-wheel drive configurations might be made available to cater to diverse driving needs.

Why This Matters

The potential return of the Ford Endeavour/Everest marks a significant comeback for the American automaker in a market traditionally dominated by rivals like the Toyota Fortuner. This bold move signals Ford’s renewed commitment to the Indian market and could offer a compelling SUV option for consumers.

Stay Updated

While we await official confirmation and more concrete details from Ford, this development is undoubtedly exciting. Stay tuned for updates on the India-spec Ford Everest’s features, specifications, pricing, and launch timeline.

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