2015 Ford Everest officially revealed
Ford has officially revealed the 2015 Everest, which is set to hit the roads by next year.
Since it is based on the Ford Ranger, the Everest is a proper off-roader with changes made to both the exterior and interior to give it a more premium feel to it. Visual changes include LED daytime running lights, aluminium front and rear underbody protection and a chrome front grille.
For the interior, the 7-seater Everest comes with SYNC2 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen display, two USB ports, 240-volt socket for the second row, 12-volt outlets in the front and second rows, and the trunk.
The only petrol engine offered for the Everest is the turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Horsepower ratings have not been revealed yet.
It comes with a host of optional safety equipment such as Hill Start Assist, Hill Ascent & Descent & Curve Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Aid, Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Roll Stability Control and ESP.
There is no word that the 2015 Ford Everest will ever come to the GCC, but we heard a while ago that Ford was at least interested in the idea of offering it here again. It certainly looks like a better option than other truck-based midsize 4x4s currently available.