Report: Ford benchmarked 2015 Everest against Toyota Prado

According to Australian website
by Andrew Guerrero | Apr 4, 2014

Report: Ford benchmarked the Prado for its 2015 Everest

The current Ford Everest is one of the oldest in its segment. It has gone through a reskin, has received engine upgrades and has been given numerous minor facelifts, but it's hard to hide the fact that it is showing its age. Ford wants us to know that it is working hard on the next Everest.

The all-new Everest will be based on the latest Ford Ranger, which is one of the hottest pickups on the market today. A near-production-looking Everest Concept is currently on display at the ongoing 2014 Bangkok International Motor Show.

A lot of you might be wondering why it is still labeled a concept if it looks like a production model. The Everest Concept gives us a preview of how the production version will look like, but this concept isn't a fully functional vehicle. The actual next-generation Everest is still going through extensive testing in various locations.

GoAuto.com.au reports that a left-hand-drive Toyota Prado was seen being driven alongside prototypes of the new Everest at Ford's You Yangs proving grounds in Victoria, Australia.

We all know the natural Toyota rival of the Ford Everest is the Hilux-based Fortuner, but Ford is so serious about making the next Everest class-leading that it benchmarked the more upmarket Prado. Of course, this is not the first time Ford did something like this; the 2015 Mustang was benchmarked against the more expensive E92 BMW M3.

Photos from GoAuto.com.au


Report: Ford benchmarked the Prado for its 2015 Everest

Report: Ford benchmarked the Prado for its 2015 Everest

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