New Ford Endeavour Sport for India is based on Everest Sport, which is already on sale in Australia
Black Editions of cars have had a good run in the Indian market till now. Multiple OEMs including Tata, Jeep, Toyota etc. have launched ‘Black’ or ‘Dark’ editions of their best selling models. Now, it seems that Ford is planning to bring in a ‘Black’ edition for its Endeavour, but officially it is called the Sport Edition.
Latest spy shots confirm that dealer-dispatch of the model have already commenced. Thanks to leaked photos which have surfaced online, we can confirm that Ford intends to launch a ‘Sport’ edition of the Endeavour which will be bringing in aesthetic updates to its full sized 7-seater SUV.
Updates on the ‘Sport’ edition
The ‘Sport’ edition will bring in an all blacked-out grille at the front, reduced chrome elements, blackened out lower bumper, all black-alloys and additionally multiple black-inserts on the ORVMs, rear name-plate marque etc. As Ford intends to call this ‘Black’ edition as ‘Sport’ edition, we will also get to see multiple ‘Sport’ badging on the car, all across.
Considering the fact that the dealer dispatches have already started, we can expect Ford India to announce the arrival of the ‘Sport’ edition pretty soon. As per the information available, the ‘Sport’ edition will not feature any additional enhancements on the mechanical front but will just have visual differentiators from the standard product.
This ‘Sport’ Edition of the Endeavour seems to be majorly inspired from the ‘Sport’ edition of the Ford Everest which was launched in Australia earlier this year. In case you got confused, Ford sells the Endeavour as Everest in select geographies across the world, however, both of these are the same vehicle for all practical purposes.
Ford currently sells the Endeavour in 3 trim levels, namely Titanium 4X2 AT, Titanium Plus 4X2 AT and Titanium Plus 4X4 AT. As the names suggest, the full-sized SUV is available in both 4X2 and 4X4 options. However, it remains to be seen if the Sport trim will be available on all the trim levels or not.
Under the hood, we will continue to find Ford’s BS 6 emission norms compliant 2 litre turbo diesel unit which churns out 167 bhp and 420 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 10-speed automatic unit as standard. Ford might want to charge a slight premium as far as pricing of the ‘Sport’ edition is concerned. Competition of the Endeavour will continue to be SUVs like Fortuner, Alturas G4.