A refreshed version of Ford Everest, the American carmaker’s local midsize SUV offering, is finally coming to the local market.
Ford Philippines has already sent out invitations for an event on August 9, 2019, and while the company doesn’t explicitly say this will be the launch of the new Everest, the photo accompanying it is proof enough for us.
Naturally, no specs, engine details, prices, or variants have been provided. But if you’ve been keeping tabs on this vehicle, you’ll know that it was launched in Thailand a little over a year ago.
Over there, the midsize SUV gets two engine options: A 2.0-liter bi-turbo mill capable of 210hp and 500Nm of torque (the same one powering the Ford Ranger Raptor), and a 2.0-liter turbodiesel with an output of 178hp and 420Nm. Both come mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Currently, Philippine-spec units run on a 2.2-liter turbodiesel (158hp and 385Nm) and a 3.2-liter turbodiesel (197hp and 470Nm).
Other alterations found in Thailand units include an updated grille up front, a redesigned bumper featuring some nice chrome and a mesh underneath, a new wheel design, and updated headlights.
Better late than never, right? We’ll know more when the vehicle makes its Philippine debut next month. What other improvements do you want to see in the refreshed Ford Everest?