With enhanced dimensions and more butch styling, the Everest now looks more intimidating than ever!
In November last year, Ford had pulled the wraps off the new fourth-gen Ranger pick-up. So, it was only a matter of time before Ford also brought out the new Everest. For the uninitiated, Everest is the SUV version of the Ranger, and to us, it's better known as the Endeavour. Yes, had Ford stuck around in India, this was perhaps the next-gen Endeavour that would arrive on our shores. Anyway, here's a look at all that's new on the 2023 Everest.
Like the Ranger, the new Everest has also grown in size – the wheelbase and track width have gone up by 50mm. Design-wise too, the similarities with the pick-up continue. The redesigned front end, dominated by the massive new C-clamp headlamps and an upper grille bar, is pretty much the same on both, although the Everest gets a lesser aggressive-looking bumper. The overall squared-off look of the Everest is complemented further by a new taillight design. In fact, Ford seems to have taken the design inspiration from VW's new LED lightbar look.
In terms of engine options, a new 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 spearheads the powertrain line-up. The three turbo-diesel engine line-up is completed by the single turbo and bi-turbo derivatives of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit. A select few markets will also get Everest with Ford's 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. The transmission choice will be between a six-speed automatic or Ford's 10-speed SelectShift automatic.
On the infotainment and in-car tech front, the new-gen Everest offers Ford's latest SYNC 4A system with FordPass App connectivity. The setup can be operated via a portrait-style 10.1- or 12-inch touchscreen.