As expected, the new Ford Everest made its debut today at the Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS 2015), marking the first time the premium mid-size SUV is making an appearance in ASEAN. The new SUV features a bold new design, advanced technology and a premium interior fitting up to seven passengers.
Durability is one of the Everest’s key strength, made from ground up to scoff at the most inhospitable environments. The tough SUV has a true body-on-frame design, ensuring torsional rigidity.
Made for extreme handling
Mechanically sound, the Everest also features an intelligent four-wheel drive system, an active transfer case with Torque on Demand and the renowned Terrain Management System.
It boasts best-in-class ground clearance of 225mm and water-wading capability of 800mm.
The advanced, cutting edge Terrain Management System gives you four preset settings — Normal, Snow/Gravel, Sand and Rock — that alters throttle response, transmission, intelligent four-wheel drive system and traction control.
In the suspension department, the Everest gets coil springs at the front and rear suspension, and a Watt’s linkage on the rear axle. Expect a comfortable ride yet stable and agile handling.
Like the new Ranger, the Everest sports SYNC 2, Ford’s in-car connectivity solution which let’s you use natural voice commands to control the vehicle’s entertainment system, climate controls and connected devices.
There’s plenty of other tech too including Curve Control, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert. There’s also Roll Stability Control, Electronic Stability Program and Active Park Assist. All the tech that makes a Ford, a Ford.
In terms of power train, engine options should look familiar to some — a 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi that’s also on the new Ranger, pushing out 118kW of power and 385Nm of torque.
On the upper echelons is the 3.2-litre Duratorq five pot TDCi lump that delivers 147kW of power and 470Nm of torque. Disappointingly no 2.5-litre Duratec petrol option, unlike the new Ranger.
The new Ford Everest has bold, aggressive styling. If you thought, “hey it looks like the Ranger,” well, now you know where the new Ranger got its dashing good looks from.
It fits up to seven and the new interior balances comfort and convenience — including a dual-panel moon roof, first-in-class powered lift gate and more than 30 cleverly designed stowage spaces, multiple power outlets and flexible cargo arrangements.
Pricing and availability
The new Ford Everest will be manufactured at Auto alliance Thailand in Rayong, Thailand. Pricing for Thailand is as follows:
- Everest 2.2L Titanium – THB1,269,000 (RM142,456.00)
- Everest 3.2L Titanium 4X4 – THB1,459.00 (RM163,785.00)
- Everest 3.2L Titanium+ 4X4 – THB1,599,00.00 (RM178,491.00)