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2015 Ford Everest specifications leaked [ updated 15/6/2015 ]

Specifications and details for the soon-to-launch 2015 Ford Everest have been leaked online – it’ll get a 3000kg towing capacity, 800mm wading depth and more.

UPDATE: the specs and prices are now official.

ONE OF THE MOST hotly anticipated vehicles in 2015 is the Ford Everest.  We’ve explained why we’re so excited about it, and now some specifications have unofficially been posted on social media.

There’s three trim levels, Everest, Everest Trend and Everest Titanium [ UPDATE the documents we saw showed Ambiente as the base model ].  All are fitted with Ford’s Terrain Management System which is similar to Land Rover’s with Normal, Snow/Mud/Grass, Sand and Rock settings.  Rear view camera and rear park sensors are standard across the range, but Trend and Titanium boast front sensors, and a power tailgate

Rims on the Everest trim are 17-inch, then 18-inch and 20-inches for the other two.  Offroaders will need to swap those 20s out for sure. Trend and Titanium get active cruise control.  All grades are 7-seaters, Titantium gets power-operated third row.  Trend and Titanium get an 8-inch touch screen, Everest appears to have nothing.  Sat-nav is not on Everest, optional on Trend, standard on Titanium which also gets Active Park Assist.

The vehicles have 225mm of ground clearance, slightly less than the Ranger’s 230mm which is probably due to smaller diameter tyres but that’s our speculation.  Wading depth is an impressive 800mm.   The vehicles are constant 4WD.

Fuel economy is 8.5L/100km ADR81/02.  Engines are the 3.2L Duratorq, all 6-speed auto, no manual.  Power is 143kW at 3000rpm, 470Nm at 1750-2500 RPM.  Towing is 750kg unbraked, 3000kg braked, there’s trailer sway control.  All grades get a rear cross-axle differential lock.  There’s an optional tow pack for each model.

Here’s the colours:

colours

All up, looks like a decent set of specifications for what we expect will be its price point, although not up there with the very latest and greatest at the premium end of the market.  But the Everest isn’t going to be about being the most technologically advanced, it’ll be about being a serious offroader and practical 7-seat wagon.  And that’s more important to many buyers as there are increasingly few wagons in that category.

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thedavemiester
thedavemiester
5 years ago

Take my money!

Ford Bloke
Ford Bloke
5 years ago
Reply to  thedavemiester

Are you for real? Have you not seen the dodgy suspension set they used, its got the suspension of a 1985 Falcon. Buy a territory it’s got the FG suspension set up with the cradle diff along all independent rear suspension along with a much better motor (Barra, the diesel not all that great) or you can spend 80 G for a top of the line Everest thats made in Thailand, has a boring five cylinder with an ancient drive train…

Robert Pepper
5 years ago
Reply to  Ford Bloke

Bloke, what is the problem with made in Thailand? And yes while the rear axle is live, I’m sure Ford can make it handle. The arms, bushes, geometry would all be more advanced than the FG even if the base design is the same.

Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper