2015 Ford Everest specifications
The 2015 Ford Everest has been unveiled at the Bangkok Motor Show following the reveal of its virtual twin-under-the-skin, the Ford Ranger.
THE 2015 FORD EVEREST has had the hanky whipped off it at the Bangkok Motor Show after its official reveal late last year. It follows the official reveal of the 2015 Ford Ranger yesterday.
“With the new Ford Everest, we’re further strengthening our showroom lineup across ASEAN markets with a fully capable and competitive premium SUV that works equally well as a comfortable and refined family vehicle or taking on the roughest terrains of Southeast Asia [and Australia…],” said Matt Bradley, president, Ford ASEAN.
Blending elements of the Ford Territory with the Ford Ranger, the Everest seats seven as standard and joins vehicles like the Holden Colorado 7 and the Isuzu MU-X as wagon variants of utes.
Led by Ford’s Asia Pacific design and product development teams, the new Ford Everest builds on the reputation of the current Everest [not sold in Australia], and will be available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variants, Ford announced in Thailand.
Sharing much of its underpinnings with the Ranger, the Everest has a true body-on-frame design, gets an intelligent four-wheel drive system, an active transfer case with Torque on Demand, Terrain Management System, and 225mm of ground clearance and water-wading capability of 800mm.
Similar to Land Rover’s Terrain Response, Ford’s Terrain Management System gives drivers four preset settings – Normal, Snow/Gravel/Grass, Sand and Rock– that alter the vehicle’s throttle response, transmission, intelligent four-wheel drive system and traction control to confidently tackle any situation.
For extreme off-road environments, drivers can manually lock the transfer case in low-range four-wheel drive mode. Suspension is coil spring front and rear suspension with a Watt’s linkage on the rear axle.
SYNC 2 features on the Everest and allows the driver to use natural voice commands to control the car’s entertainment system, climate controls and connected mobile devices more easily than ever before. SYNC 2 also boasts an eight-inch touchscreen with color-coded corners for easy menu navigation.
Segment-first technologies in the new Everest include Curve Control, designed to help drivers maintain control when approaching turns too quickly, and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert, which informs drivers when there is a vehicle in their blind spot while driving or when preparing to reverse out of parking spots.
Under the bonnet is either a 3.2-liter Duratorq five-cylinder TDCi diesel engine with 147kW of power and 470Nm of torque, and also a 2.2-liter Duratorq four-cylinder TDCi diesel, putting out 118kW of power and 385Nm of torque.
Ford hasn’t yet revealed Australian pricing for the 2015 Ford Everest.