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Ford Everest 2022: SUV enters final stage of development, revealed officially in camouflage

 
Zak Adkins
Journalist

Ford Australia is edging closer and closer to the official launch of its next-generation Everest SUV – scheduled for a global launch in Q1 2022


The new-generation 2022 Ford Everest has officially been revealed in camouflaged guise just months away from going on sale in Australia. 

The large, body-on-frame Ford SUV has been undergoing testing for quite some time, and was spotted during development testing in the Victorian High Country last month. 

The new Everest’s official unveiling is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022. 

Ford Everest 2022 camping shot
The new Ford Everest looks much more modern thanks to revised styling

Although shown here still wearing camouflage, the Everest looks like it will feature a very similar front end to the new-generation Ranger, with its sculpted C-shaped daytime running lights and split grille design. 

The Everest’s rear end has also been refreshed with more squared off lines and a prominent tail showing a clear American influence. It also boasts two-section striped LED tail-lights, giving it a far more premium appearance than the fussy wagon it will replace. 

What will be the specification of the new Everest?

Starting with the engine line-up, Chasing Cars understands that the new Everest will mirror the closely related Ranger dual-cab in offering Ford’s 3.0-litre ‘Power Stroke’ turbo-diesel V6 engine sourced from the F-series pick-up. 

Ford Everest 2022 dirt road rear end shot
New rear tail lights and more squared looks make the new Everest more muscular

This large-capacity diesel is expected to produce around 190kW of power and 600Nm of torque, effectively burying the ageing, Transit-sourced 3.2-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder unit. 

As with the current Everest (and new-gen Ranger), expect the current 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel four-cylinder to also feature in the line-up, ensuring the new-gen Everest suits the broadest range of buyers possible.

The twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel is likely to continue with the same outputs as before –  157kW of power and 500Nm of torque – tied to a 10-speed automatic transmission

Ford’s newly developed automatic four-wheel-drive system is likely to be standard on the diesel V6 Everest, with the four-cylinder diesel likely to also be offered with rear-wheel drive.

Ford Everest 2022 water crossing
Prominent C-shaped DRLs are a star feature of the front end

The 2022 Everest’s new V6 diesel is also the engine expected to find its way into the new V6 Amarok, seeing that Volkswagen’s next-generation dual-cab will share its platform and much of its architecture with Ford’s new-generation Ranger. 

The 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 will provide the Everest with the arsenal it needs to take on rivals such as the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and Toyota Prado

The 2022 Everest is expected to feature the same comprehensively overhauled interior as the new-gen Ranger, which includes a massive 12.0-inch central touchscreen likely to be standard in flagship Everest models. 

Ford Everest 2022 render front 3/4
The Chasing Cars render came pretty close to the near-production version of the Everest

A smaller 10.1-inch display will be available on lower Everest grades, however a digital instrument cluster is understood to feature across the range. 

Ford Australia has worked hard on introducing more soft-touch surfaces to the Everest’s interior, without affecting its strong focus on durability.