Diesel V6 and four-cylinder Ford wagons hit Australian showrooms in August, following local Ranger and Raptor launches
The next-generation Ford Everest wagon will be released in Australia in August 2022, two months after its Ranger ute sibling hits dealerships locally – though pricing has not yet been detailed.
Packing an optional 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 engine making 184kW of power and 600Nm of torque, the new Everest will do battle with the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, though traditional rivals like the Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner remain in the Ford’s sights.
A 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel four-cylinder will remain the Everest’s standard engine, likely maintaining the outgoing model’s 157kW/500Nm outputs.
Both the diesel four-cylinder and diesel V6 engines use a ten-speed torque converter automatic transmission and a newly-developed four-wheel drive system with an auto mode that allows the vehicle to run in four-wheel drive on the road.
Everest Ambiente and Trend models retain their positioning at the entry point of the lineup, but the wagon range then diverges to the new full-time Everest Sport model and a luxe-spec Everest Platinum that replaces the outgoing Titanium in Australia, set to rival the Prado Kakadu.
V6 power is standard on the Platinum that could push $90,000 – pricing is not yet confirmed – while the big engine is optional on the Sport variant.
Sharing much of its appearance and interior with the Ranger ute, the Everest swaps out the dual-cab’s leaf-sprung rear suspension for a more comfortable coil-sprung setup, while braked towing capacity has been increased to 3500kg, matching the MU-X.
The August 2022 Australian release of the new Everest will complete a trio of launches for Ford’s body-on-frame range, with the Ranger arriving locally in June 2022 while the 292kW petrol-fed Ranger Raptor gets here in July.
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