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Ford Everest world premiere: Ford's new SUV for the rough

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B These cars are particularly popular in Asia and Africa: Spacious off-road vehicles, which are based on the robust chassis of a pickup truck. Toyota 4Runner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport were well-known representatives of this genre in Europe as well; Everest, based on the Ford Ranger, has been at Ford since 2003. And now it comes as a new model with the technology of the current Ranger - until the 2014 model year, the Everest still has the technology of the old Ranger, which was discontinued in 2011.

Ford Everest 2015

For Model year 2015 there is a new Ford Everest. Initially for the Asia-Pacific market, but with the clear premise of competing in other countries around the world. In order to achieve this, a fashionable and modern SUV was formed from the rather simply knitted Everest of the past. Under the pretty little dress, however, the solid technology, which already ensures decent off-road capabilities in the Ford Ranger.

The Ford Everest 2015 has a transfer case with off-road reduction, the body is screwed onto a sturdy ladder frame and at the rear a robust rigid axle works. In contrast to the Ranger, however, it is not guided by leaf springs, but as a multi-link axle with helical springs. As an off-road bonus, there is a rear axle differential lock.

In contrast to the Ford Ranger, the Ford Everest is far removed from commercial vehicles in terms of interior design and, above all, the assistance systems offered. Because from the proximity cruise control with radar to a lane keeping assistant to the automatic parking aid, everything is on board that today's customers are used to from comfortable SUVs.

Ford Everest not in Europe for the time being

The dimensions of the Ford Everest do not differ significantly from the Ford Ranger, it is only a few centimeters shorter than the pickup due to the smaller rear overhang. The two brothers also share the engines, which will initially roll off the assembly lines in Thailand and China. For the Asian markets, the Ford Everest is getting a two-liter turbo gasoline engine, and the two diesel engines with 2.2 or 3.2 liter displacement that we also know are available.

After the start in Asia, Ford introduce Everest to Africa in 2015. An export to Europe is unlikely in the coming year. It's actually a shame, because SUVs that can also do off-road are known to be rare in this country. Germans would alsoCustomers are sure to be happy to get such a spacious off-road vehicle at such moderate prices. The current Everest is marketed at the same price as a Ford Focus and currently only costs half as much as a Ford Explorer in its Asian markets.

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