The first-ever Ford Everest made its debut in 2003. It was a straightforward rugged Ranger-based SUV and it also looked the part. While the Everest shared its front half with the Ranger, its rear was completely unique; it had a boxy wagon-style body that had swing-gate rear door with an external spare tire. It retained the pickup-style rear leaf spring suspension. The second gen Everest improved upon the earlier models but pretty much stuck with the same formula. In 2014 the current third gen Everest was unveiled for the 2015 model year; it was a giant leap ahead of its predecessors.
Like the current T6 Ranger it’s based on, the third gen Everest was developed by Ford Australia. The blue oval’s engineers benchmarked the third generation Everest against the more upmarket Land Cruiser Prado, the carmaker’s objective was to build an SUV that’s class-leading. The third generation Ford Everest sports a sleeker more rounded profile, this gives is a more upmarket appearance. For 2019 the Everest received its first refresh. It gets a bolder hexagonal chrome grille, redesigned front bumper and a set of sharp new alloy wheels. It shares the same nicely laid out dashboard as the Ranger, mid and high-end variants get the latest SYNC 3 system with an eight-inch touch screen. As expected from this segment, it has seating for seven passengers. The Everest has thirty storage spaces and a cargo area which can be expanded by folding the rear seats. The refreshed Titanium variants features an AC 230 volt outlet, a 12-volt power socket for the first row and second rows, power folding third row seats, and a hands-free liftgate. The tange-topping Titanium+ 4x4 gets a panoramic dual panel moonroof The New Ford Everest is available with two new inline-4 diesel engines, a 2.0 Turbo mill which produces 178hp and 420Nm (4x2), and 2.0 Bi-turbo unit which produces 210hp and 500Nm of torque (4x4). Both come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission.The 2.0 Bi-Turbo Titanium+ 4x4 comes standard with Ford’s intelligent four-wheel drive system and Terrain Management System allows the driver to switch to four different modes to match the terrain. The lower Ambiente and Trend 4x2 variants soldier on unchanged (pre-facelift) with the familiar 2.2-liter Duratorq TDCi inline-4 lump which produces 158 hp and 385 Nm of torque. Up front it has an independent double wishbone coil spring front suspension, at the rear it has a live axle with coil springs, trailing links and a Watt’s Linkage which improves ride and handling. All variants of the Everest get four-wheel disc brakes. Here are some of the Ford Everest’s off-roading figures, an 800 mm water wading depth, a 225 mm ground clearance, a 30 degree approach angle, a 25 degree departure angle, and a 21 degree ramp break-over angle.