The new-generation Ford Everest SUV will be revealed in full on March 1, at 6pm Australian Eastern time, ahead of its expected on sale date in the third- or fourth-quarter of 2022.
So if you’re looking at a top-selling Toyota Prado, new Isuzu MU-X, or Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, it might be a good time to hold fire.
The latest step in a long-running teaser campaign includes a brief video showing the Ranger-based wagon in its natural element – the bush.
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As with the outgoing model, the MY22 Everest was designed, engineered and developed in Australia, for the globe, at the Blue Oval’s Melbourne and You Yangs sites and beyond.
The reveal will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook. Chief platform engineer Ian Foston, and design director Max Wolff will detail its claimed “bold design, adventure-ready capability, enhanced safety, and premium interior comfort”.
While Ford is playing coy, we’ve uncovered numerous details, which you can delve into here.
Semiconductor and supply chain shortages may hinder availability, but Ford is confident it will have supply once the Ranger and Everest launch to cater for demand.
What will the 2022 Ford Everest look like?
Unsurprisingly, the front end of the Ford Everest will look very much like the Ranger. That means C-shaped LED daytime running lights and the availability of matrix LED headlights.
The lower fascia appears to be a little more stylised in comparison to the Ranger, presumably to look a bit more luxurious.
The Everest will potentially also be available with a 360-degree camera, with inputs located on the front, sides, and rear of the vehicle.
Speaking of the rear, Ford looks to have moved to LED tail lights and in previously snapped spy pics there appeared to be a section of camouflage along the centre of the tailgate, which could house a side-to-side LED bar.
The roof also features a large glass sunroof to keep the kids entertained, as the video’s above-view shot shows.
There has been no formal look inside the cabin, but we’d expect it to feature the same 12-inch and 10.1-inch infotainment screen options as Ranger. Both will be fitted with Sync4 and feature over-the-air updates of over 50 modules within the vehicle.
What engine will the 2022 Ford Everest have?
We expect the 2022 Ford Everest to feature the same engines as the Ranger, minus the entry-level 2.0-litre single turbocharged four-cylinder diesel.
- 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel sending torque to all four wheels
- It’s likely the 2.0-litre will be available in rear-wheel drive guise following launch
- 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel (called the Lion diesel), which will be offered exclusively as a permanent all-wheel drive
- Both drivetrains are expected to come with a 10-speed automatic transmission as standard with no manual transmission available
Ford has pumped a claimed $US900 million ($A1.25 billion) into its Thailand manufacturing operations to support production of the new Ranger and as-yet unseen Everest.
It’s billed as Ford’s biggest investment in the region in its 25-year history there, and will make what the company claims to be better-quality vehicles.
Let us know what you think about the potential offering for the 2022 Ford Everest. Are there are features in particular you’d like to see?
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