Ford Everest 2023: new Ranger-based SUV – bigger, more comfortable and more capable

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The last-generation 2023 Ford Everest has just been unveiled and promises to be more capable than the model coming out.

Details here for Australian market but also planned to be offered in the Asia-Pacific region and Africa (but not in Europe and North America), the new Everest has a longer wheelbase and is 50mm (1.9 inches) wider than the previous model. Ford says the track has been widened to make Everest more enjoyable to drive around town and on the highway. However, this does not mean that improvements to its off-road capabilities have also not been made.

All Everest 2023 models are equipped with body protection, rear differential lock, choice of off-road modes and two functional towing hooks at the front. Everest also offers an 800mm (31.4-inch) wading depth and has been equipped with a host of features designed to make towing easier than ever before.

Read: Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 debuts with EcoBoost V6 up to 392 hp.

Ford plans to offer a range of off-road accessories for the new Everest, developed in collaboration with ARB

For example, the optional Tow Pack is available, which boasts a built-in trailer brake controller and provides a payload of 3,500 kg (7,716 pounds). There’s also a special towing / hauling drive mode to optimize gear shifting times to maintain ideal power and engine braking when hauling cargo, as well as a camera that helps owners guide the SUV in place when connecting a trailer.

Power units and transmission

Two engines will be offered for the Australian market: a 2.0-liter diesel with a biturbo diesel 4-cylinder and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, both of which are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Power and torque numbers for these engines have not been announced, but we know that the initial Ambiente and Trend options will be offered with rear-wheel drive, while all other options have permanent all-wheel drive that uses electronic controls. a two-speed electromechanical transfer case is in demand.

Interior and tech

In addition to remodeling Everest’s exterior, Ford’s design team has also overhauled the interior. Immediately striking is the large portrait infotainment screen measuring 10.1 inches in the Ambiente model and 12 inches in the Trend, Sport and Platinum models. In addition, Ambiente, Trend and Sports options have an 8-inch digital dashboard, and Platinum – a larger 12.4-inch display. The latest Ford SYNC 4A system is running on the screens.

Other key features of the cabin include wireless phone charging, while the Sport and Platinum have heated and ventilated front seats. Buyers of the flagship Platinum can also enjoy 10-way power control and driver seat memory, as well as heated second-row seats and heated steering wheel. The second row slides with a split seatback in a 60:40 ratio, while the platinum models have a third row that divides 50:50, which can be folded at the touch of a button.

Many security features are also standard. For example, 2023 Everest has at least nine airbags, including a central airbag located between the driver and front passenger. Other features include Ford’s intelligent adaptive cruise control system with lane center, Stop & Go and steering assistance. Also new is the reversing brake assist function, pre-collision assistance with the intersection function and the blind spot information system with trailer coverage.

Ford said details of prices and availability will be announced later.

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Ford Everest 2023: new Ranger-based SUV – bigger, more comfortable and more capable

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