The all-new 2022 Ford Everest was revealed earlier this month, a few short months after the all-new international market Ford Ranger, with which it shares the Ford T6 Platform and a number of styling cues. At that time, however, Ford didn’t announce when the new Everest was expected to launch in any of the markets it will be available in. Now, however, Car Expert is reporting that the redesigned SUV will launch in Australia this coming August, roughly two months after the Ranger and one month after the Ranger Raptor.
The 2022 Ford Everest is larger than the outgoing model and has been fortified with specially-tuned dampers, a 50mm wider track, a choice of two four-wheel drive systems – part-time or full-time, underbody protection, selectable off-road driving modes, a locking rear differential, two front tow hooks, and upfitter switches. Two-wheel drive models will be available in select markets, though the four-wheel drive models can ford water up to 800mm deep and tow up to 3,500 kilograms (7,716 pounds).
Under the hood, the 2022 Everest can be paired with one of three turbodiesel engines – Ford’s 2.0L I-4 single- and twin-turbo powerplants, its 3.0L Power Stroke V6, or the gas-powered 2.3L EcoBoost I-4. Depending on the model, those engines are paired to either a six- or ten-speed automatic transmission.
On the outside, the new Everest presents a far edgier look than its predecessor – just like the new Ranger – with familiar c-shaped headlights as well as a boxier look. Inside the cabin, the SUV features an all-new design with more premium materials, as well as either an 8- or 12.4-inch digital instrument panel and a 10.1- or 12-inch touchscreen running SYNC 4A.
While the Everest is a more off-road focused vehicle, Ford isn’t planning on making a hardcore Raptor variant, as Ford Authority reported early this month, as customers apparently don’t want one.