Ford has added a new turbo-petrol EcoBoost engine option to the 2020 China-spec Endeavour. This full size SUV goes by the name, Ford Everest, over there. This new 2.3-liter turbo-petrol unit is unlikely to arrive in India, in the current-gen model at least. It is interesting to note that this is the same engine that globally poweres the Mustang’s entry-level variants.
The new 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo-petrol engine is calibrated to a power output of 275PS and a torque of 455Nm while being mated to Ford’s automatic 10-speed transmission. It is also offered with 247PS of power in a lower state of tune while the torque remains at 455Nm. This new engine replaces the 2.0-liter turbo-petrol EcoBoost engine with 247PS and 360Nm output. With the latest powertrain the China-spec Ford SUV also gets a rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel – drive option. In China, Ford offers the Endeavour in a sporty version with extra power and blacked-out design elements.
In India, the Ford Endeavour was given a new diesel engine that would meet the BS6 emission standards. The 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine is mated to the same automatic 10-speed transmission and with the option of 2WD or 4WD churns out 170PS and 420Nm. At the moment it is the only engine option in India for the Endeavour.
The India-spec Ford SUV doesn’t get a sporty variant like the China model in terms of features, but it gets similar comforts as a panoramic sunroof, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Chinese Endeavour also has the option of a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an updated SYNC 3 system version along with radar-based safety features not available in India.
Earlier this year, the next-gen Ford Enterprise was spied experimenting and is planned to launch internationally by 2021 and in India by 2022. The 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine could be carried forward and the 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo petrol introduced.