The five-door Ford Everest SUV, built on the basis of the Ford Ranger pickup truck, is preparing for a generation change. Two weeks before the premiere, which will take place on March 1, the novelty was shown on video. It is known that the third generation Everest is being upgraded according to the same scenario as the Ranger: from the pickup truck, the SUV will get the frame, the front part of the body, the chassis with a continuous rear axle (at the same time, Everest has springs instead of springs), as well as a line of engines.
The design features of the new Everest include C-shaped LED daytime running lights, which were shown in the teaser video from different angles, and chrome elements on the front bumper. The nameplate on the front fenders indicates that this instance is equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which will most likely be paired with a ten-speed automatic.
In addition to the mentioned diesel engine, the engine range will include a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo four and a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbodiesel. Basic versions will be equipped with a six-speed “mechanics” or a six-band automatic transmission, for more powerful modifications a ten-band automatic will be offered. A plug-in hybrid version is also expected.
The SUV could get a 12-inch touchscreen Ford SYNC4 multimedia system from the Ranger, and the quality of interior materials will increase.
The Ford Everest is sold in Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, India and several other countries, while its direct competitors are the Toyota Fortuner and Isuzu MU-X, which are also based on pickups.