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Ford Everest 2022: full Australian specifications revealed but prices remain under wraps


Everest lineup is simpler than Ranger, with trim levels paired to a specific engine – but option packs abound

Four grades of the Ford Everest large SUV will be sold in Australia, with the entry-level Ambiente and tier-two Trend paired to a two-litre twin-turbo diesel four-cylinder engine, and Sport and Platinum grades exclusively scoring a 3.0-litre diesel V6.

Ford today released specifications for each of the variants and details of key options, including premium paints, touring and otwing packs, and upgraded seating packages – but the marque has kept pricing under its hat for now.

The new Everest is due for Australian release in August 2022, and the wagon shares many of its components with the T6.2 Ranger ute that arrives in June – while a hot Raptor version, not available in Everest guise, comes in July.

Four-cylinder and V6 diesel engine options, no petrol

Carrying over from the outgoing UA Mk III Everest wagon is the 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine producing 154kW of power and 500Nm of torque.

The ‘biturbo’ diesel ‘four is the only powertrain available on the Everest Ambiente and Everest Trend grades, with a choice of 4×2 (rear-wheel drive) or 4×4 drivelines on both vehicles. 

Meanwhile, the now-permanent Everest Sport grade, and new Everest Platinum top-tier variant, can be had only with a 3.0-litre single-turbo diesel V6 making 184kW/600Nm with standard 4×4.

The only available transmission for the new Everest is a 10-speed torque converter automatic, while all grades – 4×2 and 4×4 alike – can tow 3500kg braked. The engines are Euro 5 emissions compliant rather than more modern Euro 6 units.

Everest Ambiente: four-cylinder

The Ambiente grade includes reflector-type LED headlights, 17-inch wheels in all-season tyres, automatic wipers, black side steps and a manual tailgate. Inside, fabric covers five seats as standard (seven are optional). Smart entry and start is standard on all trims.

Tech-wise, the Ambiente has a 10-inch touchscreen and eight-inch digital instrument cluster, plus wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless Android Auto and wireless charging in Ford’s Sync 4A infotainment system with FordPass connectivity.

On the safety front, the Ambiente includes AEB (and reversing AEB), lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a reversing camera.

An all-terrain tyre package can be specified for the Ambiente, as can a seven-seat package.

Everest Trend: four-cylinder

Stepping up to the Trend grade adds chrome but also larger 18-inch alloys, an electric tailgate, privacy glass, and leather in the cabin – in a seven-seat configuration as standard. Trend also scores eight-way power adjustment fore the driver’s seat, a closed upper glovebox (replacing Ambiente’s open shelf). 

The touchscreen in the Trend is also larger, at 12 inches. This variant can also be optioned with 18-inch all-terrain tyres, as well as a touring package that bundles a 360-degree camera, exterior ‘zone’ lighting, and a tow bar with integrated brake controller.

The Trend can be further optioned with a premium seat package

Finally, the Trend’s optional premium seat package will likely be a popular one, adding heated and cooled front seats, two additional ways of power adjustment for the driver’s seat (now 10), driver’s memory, and an eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat.

Everest Sport: V6, now permanent

Previously a long-running special edition, the Everest Sport is now a permanent model in the range, available only with the diesel V6 powertrain and full-time 4×4.

Outside, the Sport is quite distinctive thanks to its black pack (covering 20-inch alloy wheels, ‘Everest’ letting on the bonnet, and elements of the front and rear aprons. Inside, ‘unique colour accents’ are fitted, as are heated and cooled seats, and a 10-speaker stereo.

Everest Sport can be optioned with black 18-inch wheels in all-terrain tyres, as well as with the touring and towing package from the Trend.

Everest Platinum: V6, replaces Titanium

Taking the new Everest upmarket is the new Platinum variant, which replaces the outgoing Titanium at the top of the range. 

Platinum is V6-only, and includes big new 21-inch chrome alloy wheels, satin chrome exterior trim, ‘Platinum’ bonnet lettering, silver stand-off type roof rails, a panoramic sunroof, and matrix LED headlights.

Inside, the Platinum picks up quilted dark leather upholstery including heating for the second row, a power-folding third-row saet, heated steering wheel, premium floor mats and ambient lighting.

On the tech front the Platinum is the sole grade to bundle a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, a 360-degree parking camera, automated parking, and a 12-speaker B&O stereo.

Plastic underbody protection is standard on the Titanium, but this can be subbed out for steel protection and 18-inch all-terrain tyres and wheels – a temptingly luxurious spec that is ready to go off-road.

Ford Everest 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Everest Ambiente 4×2 2.0L: TBA
  • Everest Ambiente 4×4 2.0L: TBA
  • Everest Trend 4×2 2.0L: TBA
  • Everest Trend 4×4 2.0L: TBA
  • Everest Sport 4×4 V6: TBA
  • Everest Platinum 4×4 V6: TBA