Although most of the world has become crazy about crossovers, there is still a decent market for traditional body-on-frame, truck-based SUVs. This particularly refers to the parts of the world where utility and durability are more important than comfort and convenience. Some of the markets like that are Australia, southeast Asia, South Africa etc. For these parts of the world, the Blue Oval company has prepared a completely new, third generation of the famous mid-size SUV, which is now coming as the 2023 Ford Everest. The new model is on the way to the main markets and it will bring a full load of interesting novelties.
The all-new, third generation will bring a lot of interesting upgrades. What’s important to mention is that the new model will remain based on the Ranger pickup. However, it will come with so many novelties, including a couple of pretty interesting powertrain options. The new model will be more refined than its predecessor and it will make hauling even easier.
2023 Ford Everest Design
The 2023 Ford Everest will bring the third generation of this capable SUV. Although we are talking about the full redesign, some basic things will remain the same. This particularly refers to the platform. Just like the upcoming new-generation Ranger, the new Everest will also continue to ride on the good-old T6 platform, designed by Ford’s Australian department.
Still, we will see a lot of interesting novelties and changes, starting from a completely new suspension setup, which will provide a smoother and more comfortable ride than before, along with a little bit more precise steering. Still, the new model will keep a lot of its focus on off-roading, so you may count on a lot of standard and available off-road features. Some of the highlights should be things like a rear locking differential, two front tow hooks, engine bay space for a second battery, selectable traction modes etc.
Naturally, this redesign will also bring a completely new exterior look. Of course, many parts will be shared with the new Ranger and this particularly refers to the front end. You may count on the same look, with the same grille design, C-shaped LED headlights and other parts. On the other hand, the overall body will continue to feature a typical SUV layout, though in a little bit bolder iteration compared to the previous model.
It is also worth mentioning that the new model will get slightly bigger. The wheelbase will be slightly longer, while the track will be wider by nearly two inches. That will certainly have a significant impact on stability and ride quality in general.
Of course, big novelties will come n the inside as well. At this point, we know for sure that the dashboard will look the same as in the new Ranger, which is certainly a great thing. You may count on new materials, a more car-like design and lots of new tech features. Speaking of the tech features, the new screens have a huge impact on the overall appeal. Base models will come with a 10.1-inch touchscreen and an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, while higher trim levels will come equipped with a 12-inch digital instrument cluster and a massive 12-inch touchscreen.
Of course, the new model will continue in a familiar configuration, with three rows of seats and a max capacity of seven passengers. As we are talking about the mid-size SUV, you shouldn’t expect some spectacular amount of space in the third row, though we believe it will be more than in models like Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
2023 Ford Everest Engines
Big novelties are coming under the hood. The new 2023 Ford Everest will come with a new range-topping diesel, which will replace the old 3.2-liter unit. Instead, we will see a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, the same one that’s been powering the F-150 since recently. That engine puts out around 250 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, which equals 186kW and 600Nm of torque.
On the other hand, lower-grade models will continue with a 2.0-liter oil-burner, which will come in single- and twin-turbo variants. The base version will be good for about 125kW and 405Nm of torque (170hp and 300Nm of torque), while the twin-turbo model will feature a max output of 154kW and 500 Nm of torque, which translates to 207 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque.
We also expect to see a 2.3-liter turbo-four petrol engine in some markets. The max output should go between 270 and 300 horsepower.
2023 Ford Everest Release Date
The 2023 Ford Everest is pretty much production-ready and will expect that the sales in certain markets could start already this summer.