FORD is calling the 2022 Everest a complete SUV, describing it as tough on the outside, a sanctuary on the inside, and ready for everything. That claim comes thanks to its uncompromising capability, safety and comfort.
The 2022 Everest will feature two different engines (depending on the model). In a first for the series, it will feature a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine, pumping out an impressive 184kW and 600Nm of torque, perfect for towing.
Producing 154kW and 500Nm, the tried and trusted 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel continues to impress, providing an excellent balance of pulling power and fuel economy. Both will be exclusively backed by Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Everest is offered with two drivetrain options too, 4×2 RWD is available on Ambiente and Trend; while 4×4 variants feature an advanced full-time 4WD system that uses an electronically controlled on-demand two-speed electromechanical transfer case (EMTC).
An e-Shifter brings a new level of high-tech control to your fingertips with optimised performance for different surfaces, road conditions and vehicle usage. Standard equipment includes LED daytime running lights, front fog lamps and auto power fold mirrors.
With a 3,500kg braked towing capacity, rain sensing wipers, steel underbody protection (4×4 only) and two front tow hooks, it has everything you might need for on and off road touring.
The modern interior design and inclusion of the SYNC 4 enabled 10.1-inch and 12-inch centre screens, along with the fully digital instrument cluster will stand Everest apart from the competition as well. It also has a reach and height-adjustable steering wheel.
The interior scores five seats as standard, with the option of seven, pull out cup holders, smart keyless entry, push button start and dual zone climate control. An 8-inch digital instrument cluster, and embedded modem also feature.
There’s support for wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless phone charging, an 8-speaker audio system, satellite navigation, traffic messaging DAB+ digital radio and voice assistant. Ford’s remote start is also on board.
Ford has also stepped up the standard safety inclusions, with nine airbags, and a full collision mitigation package that includes autonomous emergency braking, brake assist, post impact braking, lane keep assist and lane departure warnings, and driver alert.
Front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alert and trailer coverage are also on offer, as is a digital reversing camera, and auto headlights and high beam. Pricing and a launch date are yet to be announced.