2022 Ford Everest Makes Its Global Debut
The Ford Everest SUV’s latest generation, known as the Ford Endeavour in India, has just made its global debut. The full-size SUV is based on the new Ranger pickup truck, with which it shares design elements, a platform, and many features.
The exterior styling is one area where there have been significant changes. The new-generation Everest has a boxier front end with a large grille in the center that extends beyond the grille to the new Matrix LED headlights with C-shaped daytime running lights.
While there are similarities in profile between the new Everest and the older model, the new Everest has a more squared-off design, with a more upright front- and rear-end as well as a stronger shoulder line. New inverted L-shaped LED taillights extend onto the more upright tailgate and are connected by a black plastic panel at the rear.
When compared to its predecessor, the 2022 Ford Everest is 50mm wider and has a 50mm longer wheelbase. This should result in not only more interior space but also a more stable driving experience.
The interior of Everest has also been completely redesigned, with an entirely new design and layout. The new upright dashboard is dominated by a portrait-oriented 12-inch touchscreen (10.1-inch on the base trim) running Ford’s latest SYNC 4A infotainment system and a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster (8.0-inch on lower trims).
The new Platinum trim of the 2022 Ford Everest includes ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, wireless charging, automatic climate control, Ford pass connected car tech, a panoramic sunroof, USB charging points in all three rows, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a cooled glovebox, power-folding third-row seats, and a powered tailgate.
The 2022 Ford Everest also has nine airbags, hands-free parking, adaptive cruise control with lane centering, and Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with Intersection Assist, which allows the car to apply the brakes if it detects an impending collision with the car in front of any oncoming traffic.
The 2022 Ford Everest has two 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engines (a single turbo and a twin-turbo version) and a new 3.0-liter V6 turbo-diesel engine, just like the new Ranger. The official power and torque figures for the new Everest engines have yet to be announced by Ford. Depending on the engine and trim, a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission are available. Depending on the trim, the Everest will also be available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.
While Ford has revealed the more powerful Ranger Raptor and confirmed an electric Ranger, it is unclear whether these versions will be included in the new Everest lineup.
Ford is unlikely to launch the all-new Everest (Endeavour) in the Indian market because it has closed its manufacturing operations there. The American automaker, on the other hand, is expected to continue selling fully imported, high-end models such as the Mustang Mach-e SUV and the Mustang muscle car, among others. Ford recently announced that it has been granted approval under the government’s PLI scheme to potentially restart car production in India.