The all-new, next-gen Ford Everest was revealed back in March, with production beginning shortly thereafter. Due to launch in Australia this month, the Everest has already racked up over 2,000 orders in that particular market as it’s proving to be quite poplar with buyers there. Those customers will be happy to know that the Everest has also aced its safety testing conducted by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), joining the next-generation Ford Ranger, which also earned a five-star rating in that same testing recently.
The next-gen Ford Everest received its perfect score in ANCAP testing thanks to its excellent performance in the protection of adult occupants in the frontal offset (MPDB), side impact, and far-side impact tests, protection offered to child occupants in the frontal offset and side impact crashes, and its suite of driver-assist features including autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assistance, and speed assistance, which give it the ability to detect unmarked road edges and oncoming vehicles in “turning-across-path” intersection scenarios.
However, the new Everest only managed a score of marginal in tests involving the condition of the chest of the rear passenger in the full width frontal crash test and the chest of the driver in the oblique pole test. Regardless, this five-star ANCAP safety rating applies to all Everest trim levels and variants.
“This is good news for fleets, families and tradies, as well as recreational consumers – everyone who uses these models for work and play,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, Carla Hoorweg. “A five-star safety rating isn’t an easy achievement, yet it is particularly important when considering the very broad range of uses for the Ranger and Everest.”