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Left Hand Drive 2023 Ford Everest Spotted In Dearborn

Over three years ago, a Ford Everest was spotted near FoMoCo’s product development campus, causing many to wonder if the model was destined for the North American market. Now, Ford Authority spies have captured a next-generation left-hand-drive 2023 Ford Everest prototype testing around the Ford Dearborn Development Center, just a day after a LHD 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor was spotted testing with bed camouflage.

This is notable because both the Everest and Ford Ranger, along with the Ford Bronco, ride on the Ford T6 platform. Both the next-generation 2023 Ford Everest and Ranger will ride on the latest version of the T6 for their underpinnings, which the Bronco has already debuted. Both the next-gen Everest and Ranger are expected to launch in 2022 for the 2023 model year.

The Everest, also known as the Endeavor in the Indian market, is a mid-size, body-on-frame SUV that’s been in production since 2003 and was mainly developed for Asian markets, though it’s also sold in a number of other places including the Middle East, Australia, and Central America. The first-generation model remained in production until the 2015 model year, when the second-gen Everest launched. It last received a facelift for the 2018 model year.

The current Everest is known for its off-road capability and up to seven-seat configuration. It’s unclear if Ford plans on bringing the next-gen Everest to North America, but seeing a left-hand-drive prototype in Dearborn will certainly raise the question. While it rides on the same platform as the Bronco, the Everest is a more practical, conventional-looking off-roader, so perhaps there is room for it in Ford’s ever-growing SUV and crossover lineup.

We’ll have more on the next-gen Everest soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Everest news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Mondeo

    I hope they bring this to the states! That thing looks awesome, this can be a potential 4Runner competitor.

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  2. Chuck

    Would love a Ford body-on-frame SUV smaller than Expedition.

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  3. David Pickford

    This version of the the Everest, 2015+, like the Ranger, was designed and engineered in Australia and as such a totally different and far better vehicle than the previous models. In Australia it constantly wins all the motoringagazine comparison tests but unfortunately due to its hefty price over its competitors it hasn’t gained much traction in the sales race. Hopefully this model on its release will incorporate both the 3 litre diesel that is in the F truck in the USA and also a petrol option, again hopefully the 3 litre from the Explorer.

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  4. Max

    I hope we get this! I saw this on Ford Australia’s website and thought this would be a great 4Runner competitor and as we know the 4Runner is very popular right now (and rightfully so) and basically the entire off-road segment. I think this would be perfect for people who wanted a Bronco Sport but it was too small and think the Edge and Explorer just aren’t capable enough (or most likely they just like the off-roader aesthetic)

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  5. John

    Bring it here as the Expedition Sport, standard 2.7L EcoBoost/10spd. A more capable alternative to Explorer, more family-friendly than Bronco.

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    1. Outlook214

      Please don’t call it Expedition sport. It has nothing in common with the Expedition just like Bronco Sport was a lousy, gimmicky name. Call it Everest, or whatever. I would buy this before a 4-door Bronco.

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      1. DE

        Amen, these “baby version” names are NOT the way to go. How in the world is the half pint sized Bronco “sport” a sport anyway. The one I test drove was cheaply made. I leaned back and the seat back slipped a gear and went back a notch. Yuck. They have very few options available and feel more like a next gen Flex than a bronco. They should have just gave it the Flex name and called it an update…but I get it, they’re trying to brand a new series as Bronco. Everest is a perfect name for this. Looks great across the hood and it’s implication as accomplishing the greatest of mountains is fitting. It is a super beautiful automobile with the luxurious bells and whistles the USA market demands…all wrapped in a true sporty and rugged anesthetic appearance that is widely accepted (especially the raptor styling I’ve seen it in). I’d love to have one of these sitting in the driveway next to a matching ranger…ford would be smart to bring this to the USA…

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        1. DE

          Fat fingers and auto correct…sorry…lol

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  6. Bronco Billy

    I think they are probably using it to test capabilities. I think it is too close to the Explorer in size and function to be brought into the North American market. Especially now that there is an Explorer Timberline.

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    1. Outlook214

      While agree in many ways, if this can be well equipped for $40,000 instead of the Timberline’s $50,000 I would be on board.

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    2. DE

      I’ve owned a 14 and currently a 17 explorer and have been looking to upgrade to a newer model. The new explorer has changed too much, much like the newer edge…they’ve changed the A pillar that it’s virtually impossible for a person with physical limitations to easily get in and out of each of those models. The everest, if it is exactly loke the ranger…I can easily get in and out (due to power seat flexibility and higher A pillar) I know I’d order a fully loaded “Raptor” style right away. I’ve seen so much footage on YTube and they’re super exciting, just what I’d loke to see…without spending so much on the gas guzzling larger options.

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