Ford could have simply launched the Bronco, however the automaker is engaged on one other SUV sharing the off-roader’s T6 body-on-frame platform.
The brand new SUV is a redesign of the Everest (an Endeavour in some markets), a Ranger-based mid-size SUV with third-row seats offered exterior the U.S. The outgoing mannequin has been in manufacturing since 2015, and we’ll see this new one revealed within the first quarter of 2022.
The brand new Everest might be a twin underneath the pores and skin with the redesigned Ranger, the worldwide model of which was revealed final fall. Search for the U.S.-spec Ranger to be revealed shortly as a 2023 mannequin.
Judging by our newest spy pictures and the teaser video under, the Everest’s front-end styling might be a match with its pickup counterpart.
Anticipate the inside design to be a match, too. This implies a digital instrument cluster and a portrait-style touchscreen (10.1 or 12 inches) within the heart stack. A surround-view digicam ought to be obtainable, together with numerous driver-assist options.
Powertrains must also be shared with the brand new Ranger. Ford is but to verify powertrains for the redesigned pickup truck, although we all know there might be turbocharged inline-4 and V-6 choices, together with diesel choices in some markets. We will additionally count on a 6- or 7-speed guide to be commonplace and a 10-speed computerized to be obtainable.
A high-performance Ranger Raptor with a twin-turbocharged V-6 is deliberate, and the automobile’s mechanical setup may filter throughout to a possible Everest Raptor, although Ford is quiet on the matter. A hybrid possibility is predicted within the new Ranger sooner or later, and this too may doubtlessly be an possibility for the Everest.
Whereas Everest prototypes have been noticed testing close to Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, it is uncertain the SUV might be offered domestically. It might make a fantastic various to the same Toyota 4Runner, although it could cannibalize gross sales of the Bronco and even the Explorer. It is extra possible that Ford will provide the Everest in markets the place the brand new Bronco is not obtainable, which at current is just about all over the place exterior of North America.