Having expanded its lineup with models such as the Bronco Sport and Bronco, Ford’s SUV offensive continues with a new generation of the Everest (Endeavour in certain regions), which will replace the current one that has been in production since 2015.
The all-new 2022 Ford Everest is already in the testing phase, with our spy photographers spotting this prototype on the streets of Dearborn, not far from the Blue Oval’s headquarters.
Some might see this move as a clear indication that it will launch in North America, but the truth is that nobody outside the company knows if that is indeed the plan.
Such a model might pose a threat to the new-gen Bronco, and perhaps to the bigger Explorer too, so it is likely that it might be offered in markets where the Bronco isn’t available, like Europe, Australia, and certain regions of Asia and the Middle East.
It’s been reported that the 2022 Ford Everest will retain the T6 construction of its predecessor, in turn shared with the Bronco and upcoming Ranger, albeit with a few updates. The redesigned Ranger is also being tested, and looking at pics of it, we can see that the two vehicles have a very similar front end, albeit with tweaked headlights, bumper, and grille.
Ford’s new Ranger is understood to get the same engines as the Bronco, so so it might be offered with the 270 HP 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-pot, and 310 HP 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. In turn, these might be shared with the upcoming Everest, and we wouldn’t rule out an electrified powertrain either.
Moreover, the pickup will be joined a hot Raptor variant, believed to pack the 400 HP 3.0-liter V6, so does that mean that the Everest will get the same treatment too? Guess we’ll have to wait for the SUV version of the Ranger to debut, which might happen early next year, to find out.