The Australians love an SUV, so much so that Ford Australia has a Ford Ranger based SUV called the Ford Everest. Every bit the full purpose off roader as it’s workhorse Ford Ranger brother, the Ford Everest has a full SUV chassis sitting on the Ford Ranger rail chassis below.
A few months ago Ford teased the return of the Ford Bronco, while the details were scarce they did confirm that the Ford Bronco would be a 4×4 SUV based on the Ford Ranger. The smart money is on the new Ford Bronco very possibly bearing more than a passing resemblance with the current Australian Ford Everest. If this is to be the case what does the Ford Everest bring to the table.
Have no doubt the Ford Everest is a go anywhere 4WD, it features a descent control, hill assist, terrain management system with locking rear diff as well low range to tackle the most rugged of terrain. As with the current Ford Ranger a powerful 3.2l Diesel engine is available which can easily take care of towing loads upto 3000kg.
Inside the cabin is where some of the Everest is available loaded with technology like it’s Ford car counterparts
- SYNC 3 Connectivity System
- Active Park Assist
- Blind Spot Information System
- Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Keeping System
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning
- Rear View Camera
Despite it’s Ford Ranger underpinnings, Ford have gone all out to make the Ford Everest a refined comfortable ride that consumers have come to expect in the SUV segment.
Active noise cancelling as with the Ford Edge uses highly sensitive microphones to measure engine noise and than cancel the sound by playing inverse waves through the in car entertainment system.
Panoramic roof lets you experience the great outdoors at the touch of a button.
Power tailgate, just as with premium Ford Kuga and Ford Edge SUV models the Everest tailgate opens and closes at the touch of a button.
The Ford Everest’s ace up the sleeve is the seating configuration. Seven Seats, not just 5 plus 2, but 7 comfortable seats. In fact the current Australian spec boasts that you have the ability to easily fit in 5 child seats. Currently there is no Ford 7 seat SUV in the UK range, so if the Ford Everest were to morph into the Ford Bronco complete with 7 seats this may well be a very worth SUV addition to the range.