Ford will launch the new Everest next year. The SUV uses the platform of the Ranger pickup.
On March 1, 2022, Ford pulled the veil from the new Everest. After teaser images of camouflaged pre-series models had already been put online in the weeks and months beforehand, the not-so-big secret about the large SUV has now been revealed.
As a Western European, the name Ford Everest means little, elsewhere the spacious off-road vehicle has been a constant for decades . It is based on the Ford Ranger pick-up and has a correspondingly robust design and good off-road capability, which clearly distinguishes it from the SUVs we use. Everest is being built for the Asia-Pacific market, with India, Thailand and Australia being the main markets.
Large off-road vehicle based on a Ranger
After Ford recently unveiled the new generation of the Ranger , it is only logical that Everest is starting the next round with a complete overhaul. Accordingly, the Everest takes over the entire body design of the Ranger up to the B-pillar, and the front mask including the radiator grille, LED lights and apron are identical. The difference begins behind it, because instead of a loading area, a station wagon body stretches over the rear axle. This also creates space for a third row of seats.
The Everest will also take over the engines of the new Ford Ranger. This includes the new V6 diesel as a top variant, as well as the well-known two-liter four-cylinder diesel in various performance variants. In 2023, Ford wants to add a petrol engine for individual markets, the 2.3-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder.
For the product line, Ford uses the proven equipment levels Sport, Titanium and Platinum. Depending on the model, heated and ventilated 10-way power seats with memory are available for the driver and 8-way for the front passenger. Depending on the model, heated seats are also available for the second row. The top variants are equipped with an integrated wireless charging station, a new leather-covered E-Shifter gear lever and an electric parking brake.
Third row of seats with more comfort
Access to the third row seats should be easier than before thanks to the second row seats sliding further forward. Depending on the model, there are also USB sockets in all rows of seats. The second row of seats slides 60:40, and the seven-seat configuration's 50:50 split third row folds down at the touch of a button on top-of-the-line models.
Depending on the equipment variant, the Everest is equipped with 8 or 12.4 inch digital instruments, which replace the traditional analogue displays.The Everest also features large, high-resolution 10.1" or 12" portrait touchscreens for the multimedia system. The next-generation Everest comes standard with the latest Sync 4 system with voice control.
With parking assistant
The portrait screen is connected to a 360-degree camera, which makes parking in tight urban areas easier or when exploring particularly difficult terrain. In addition, customers can control Everest's new exterior lighting system via the touchscreen or the Ford Pass app. The new assistance systems also include automatic parking assistant.
Depending on the variant, two different all-wheel drive systems are used. The basis is the well-known switchable all-wheel drive with a rigid connection between the front and rear axles, which is only suitable for off-road use. For a surcharge, there is an automatic four-wheel drive (also available for the Ford Ranger in the future), which automatically involves the front axle in propulsion in the event of slip and can also be used on the road.
In Asia, Australia and parts of Africa, the Ford Everest is literally a fixture in the brand's range. Based on the robust pick-up Ranger, it adopts its solid off-road technology, but offers more everyday comfort with up to three rows of seats and a large luggage compartment. After the Ford Ranger takes off in a new generation from 2022, Everest must of course follow.