The latest generation of the Ford Everest SUV, which was previously sold as the Ford Endeavour in India, recently made its global debut. The full-size SUV continues to share its underpinnings with the Ford Ranger pickup truck. Both models also share similarities in design, interiors, features and engine options.
The design of the new-gen Everest has been completely overhauled; it now features a boxier front end and a larger grille with a horizontal bar in the middle that extends into the Matrix LED headlights. While there are similarities with the older model when viewed in profile, the new Everest definitely has a more squared-off design, with a more upright front and rear-end as well as a stronger shoulder line.
Dimensionally, the new Everest is 50mm wider and has a 50mm longer wheelbase when compared to its predecessor. This not only provides better interior space, but also a more stable driving experience.
On the inside, the new, upright dashboard is now dominated by a portrait-oriented 12-inch touchscreen that runs Ford’s latest SYNC 4A infotainment system and a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster.
The 2022 Ford Everest has plenty of features on offer, with the new top-spec Platinum trim getting ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, wireless charging, automatic climate control, Ford pass connected car tech, a panoramic sunroof, USB charging points in all three rows, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, cooled glovebox, power folding third-row seats and a powered tailgate.
Engine options on the new Everest include two 2.0-litre turbo-diesel units (a single turbo and a twin-turbo version) and a new 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, like the new Ranger. Ford is yet to announce the official power and torque figures for the new Everest’s engines. Gearbox options include a 6-speed manual and a 10-speed automatic depending on the engine and trim. The Everest will also be available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive layouts, depending on the trim.