Despite facing some supply-chain related delays and problems stemming from the pandemic, the next-generation Ford Ranger is already a big hit in Australia following its launch in May, where dealers are slapping big markups on the mid-size pickup while the high-performance off-road variant – the Ranger Raptor – sold out quickly once it became available in that country. The same can also be said for the Ford Everest – which is based on the Ranger and is also all-new and selling like hotcakes in Australia as well, according to Car Expert.
The first deliveries of the Ford Everest won’t take place in Australia until August, but Ford has already accumulated 2,000 orders for the all-new SUV. Ford notes that customers who order one today are potentially facing a long wait time, which could reach up to seven months for those looking for a range-topping Platinum trimmed model. However, there is apparently some in-transit dealer stock still available, depending on specification.
While the Platinum is facing high demand and short supply, Ford also noted that it will likely be several months before production ramps up to normal levels, though it is reportedly working “around the clock” to secure the parts needed to build more Ranger pickups and Everest SUVs, regardless.
The all-new Ford Everest was reveled back in March with a very similar appearance to the next-gen Ranger, albeit in SUV form with room for up to seven occupants. The wider and longer redesigned model is available in Sport, Titanium+, and the new range-topping Platinum trim, sporting a brand new interior design with either an 8- or 12.4-inch digital instrument panel, as well as a 10.1- or 12-inch touchscreen running SYNC 4A.
Under the hood, the 2023 Everest can be paired with one of three turbodiesel engines – Ford’s 2.0L I-4 single- and double-turbo powerplants and 3.0L V6 Power Stroke – or the gas-powered, turbocharged 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost. Depending on the model, those engines are paired to either a six- or ten-speed automatic transmission.
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Nothing new here with ford release a new vehicle and expect delays for months and possibly years
All domestic manufactors have the same problems. I bet you can never do it better!
Putting 7 in that thing, with no cargo room left. Um, no.
I’ll stick with my ’22 Timberline.