The next-generation Ford Everest is currently undergoing final development tests in the wilderness of Australian outskirts, and thus it’s still wearing a unique camo livery to hide most of its details. Despite that, there are still several details that we can make out.
The Everest SUV is based on the latest Ranger’s body-on-frame construction, so it’s no wonder it shares many of the Ranger’s features, including looks. These include pretty much the entire front fascia, featuring the Maverick-style C-shape headlights and a chrome trim bisecting the grille.
With it being a more civilian-oriented vehicle, however, Ford saw fit to introduce a simpler bumper design for the Everest, jettisoning the rugged H-shaped trim of the Ranger that surrounds the bottom half of the grille.
Round the back, the all-new Ford Everest gets a set of downturned L-shape tail lights, with a segmented light signature that looks somewhat like a mix between Peugeot and Lynk & Co design. There’s a trim piece connecting the two tail lights together, although it remains to be seen if there are any LED elements hiding behind the blacked-out plastic bar.
There’s an integrated third brake light at the centre of the roof-mounted spoiler, while the rear fog lights take up the corners of the rear bumper, giving it a more structured, square-ish look at the back.
No images have been shared on the upcoming Ford Everest’s interior, but we think it won’t be too different from the all-new Ranger’s “futuristic” cabin design, with a massive portrait-oriented screen dominating the centre stack.
Mechanicals should also remain fairly identical to the Ranger, which means there could be a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel mill topping the range, with outputs up to 253 hp. As for the lesser variants, the trusty 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbodiesel engine should also make its appearance here in both single- or bi-turbo form.
Ford says the all-new Everest will be officially unveiled in the first quarter of 2022, with sales to begin in the next quarter. Just like the Ranger, Ford has also confirmed that the Everest will be built at its assembly plant in Rayong, Thailand.