The new-generation Ford Everest with turbo-diesel V6 power is set for a March 1 reveal
The 2022 Everest will make its global debut at 6pm AEDST on March 1 via Ford’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
We’ve already seen pictures of Everest covered in camouflage, giving us a much better idea of what this new-generation SUV will look like, and Ford’s new night-time teaser image brings us even closer to the real thing
At the front end, the Everest will receive the same C-shaped daytime running lights as the Ranger, along with a new split grille, as well as revised two-section LED tail-lights at the rear – giving this body-on-frame SUV a much more premium appearance than before.
Chasing Cars understands that the new Everest will mirror its Ranger sibling in offering Ford’s new ‘Power Stroke’ turbo-diesel V6 engine sourced from the F-Series pick-up, tied to a 10-speed automatic.
This ballsy new V6 is expected to produce around 190kW of power and 600Nm of torque, supplanting the 157kW/500Nm twin-turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel as the range-topping unit (though this engine will carry-over as the bread-and-butter powertrain for the new Everest).
A newly developed automatic four-wheel-drive system is expected to be carried across from the Ranger, though with four-cylinder variants likely to still be offered with rear-wheel drive.
The new turbo-diesel V6 will put the Everest and Ranger in good stead against competitors such as the Toyota Hilux/Fortuner, Isuzu D-Max/MU-X and even the Toyota Prado seeing none of these vehicles offer a six-cylinder engine.
The Everest will receive the same comprehensively overhauled interior as the new Ranger, which includes a massive 12.0-inch central touchscreen likely to be standard on flagship Everest models.
A smaller 10.1-inch touchscreen will be available on lower grades, however it is understood that all grades are likely to receive a digital instrument cluster.
As the design homeroom for the vehicle, Ford Australia has worked hard to include more soft-touch cabin materials without affecting the Everest’s durability in harsh Australian sunlight or as an off-road vehicle.
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