Two months after the debut of the all-new 2022 Ranger, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) has now unveiled its SUV brother, the Ford Everest, here in Malaysia. The seven-seater SUV will be offered in three variants: 2WD Sport, 4WD Trend, and 4WD Titanium, starting at a price of RM263,888.
The full pricelist is available below.
Built on the same platform as the Ranger, the all-new Ford Everest shares many of the Ranger’s signature design touches, including the C-Clamp LED headlights (Matrix LED on the range-topping Titanium variant) up front, as well as the rugged-looking front grille, featuring a chunky horizontal bar across.
However, taking on the guise of an SUV, the Everest also gets a unique body design, with a model-specific rear-end design headlined by the snazzy full-width LED tail lights. The Everest also gets a slightly elongated wheelbase (+50 mm), which not only helps improve the SUV’s interior space, but also provides better on-road and off-road capabilities, according to Ford.
Other standard exterior equipment include:
- 18- (Trend 4WD) and 20-inch alloy wheels
- Roof rails
- Powered tailgate (Handsfree on the Sport 2WD and and Titanium 4WD)
- Underbody protection bash plates (Titanium 4WD)
Just like the outside, the dashboard on the all-new 2022 Ford Everest is also pretty much identical to that of the Ranger, headlined by the vertically-oriented central infotainment display, measuring 10.1-inches diagonally on the Sport 2WD and Trend 4WD variants, and 12-inches on the range-topping Titanium 4WD.
All variants also get a digital instrument cluster, measuring eight-inches on the lower two variants, and 12.4-inches on the range-topping Titanium 4WD.
The Ford Everest comes in a 5+2 seating arrangement, wrapped in leather upholstery across all variants. The range-topping Titanium 4WD variant stands out with its powered folding third-row seats, alongside panoramic sunroof, and a 360-degree surround view monitor.
Other interior equipment highlights include:
- Qi wireless charging pad
- Powered front seats
- Automatic dual-zone climate control with rear blower
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
- Electronic parking brake
- Electronic gear shifter (Titanium 4WD)
- 230V AC outlet, up to 400W (Titanium 4WD)
The all-new 2022 Ford Everest will be offered with two powertrain options. The entry-level Sport 2WD will be the sole variant to feature a 2.0-litre single-turbo inline-four diesel mill, offering up to 170 hp and 405 Nm of torque, and paired to a six-speed Automatic gearbox to send drive to the rear wheels.
The other two variants get the Bi-Turbo variant of the 2.0-litre engine, bringing outputs up to 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The Bi-Turbo-equipped variants also get a 10-speed automatic transmission, as well as all-wheel drive as standard – the latter adjustable with an Electronic Shift-On-The-Fly system.
Safety wise, only the range-topping Titanium 4WD variant gets the advanced driver assistance suite, which include features such as:
- Adaptive Cruise Control with stop-go functionality
- Lane centring assist
- Lane departure warning and assist
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Reverse brake assist
- Blind-spot information system
- Rear-cross traffic alert
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- Active Park assist
The all-new 2022 Ford Everest starts at RM263,888 for the Sport 2WD, moving up to RM281,888 for the Trend 4WD, and RM308,888 for the range-topping Titanium 4WD; all prices are on-the-road, without insurance.
Included in the price is a three-year/100,000 km manufacturer’s warranty, plus a two-year/60,000 km extended warranty offered locally by SDAC.