1 March 2022

Next-Gen Ford Everest – What's New?1

Next-Gen Ford Everest – What's New?1


Platinum is now the summit of the Everest range as the top-of-the-line specification. Platinum is exclusively powered by the new 3.0L V6 turbo-diesel, backed with a 10-speed automatic transmission and permanent four-wheel drive. Platinum features a premium high-tech dash and flagship interior, with 21-inch wheels finished in a special tri-coat paint with machined accents. Platinum’s unique grille design with hot foil accented mesh and silk chrome accents creates a sophisticated look and premium feel. The luxury interior features heated and vented premium leather accented front seats with 10-way power adjustment and memory function for the driver. These seats are finished with quilted inserts and signature Platinum badging. A panoramic roof adds to the spacious feel of the interior.

Everest’s 50mm wider track and longer wheelbase enabled designers to create a more progressive, muscular appearance. Ford’s global design DNA is reflected in the C-clamp head lamps and strong horizontal upper grille bar. It all contributes to create a strong and modern look that communicates Next-Gen Everest’s capability.

Offered exclusively on Platinum, Matrix LED headlamps with C-clamp LED daytime running lights push lighting performance to new levels, featuring dynamic bending, glare-free high beam and auto dynamic levelling to deliver safer lighting for Everest drivers as well as oncoming traffic.

While the new 3.0L V6 turbo-diesel heads the line-up, Next-Gen Everest also features Ford’s proven 2.0L BiTurbo diesel engine. Ford’s efficient 10-speed automatic transmission will be standard across the range.

Underbody protection provides shielding for vulnerable components like the steering system, engine sump and transfer case. This protection is mounted directly to the chassis for enhanced structural integrity while the recessed mounting bolts are protected and easy to remove for vehicle servicing.

The new integrated roof rails – or Platinum-specific stand-off roof rails – are more than just a design detail; they’re engineered for adventure. The Everest rooftop can now support static loads of up to 350kg2 and dynamic loads of up to 100kg2, providing increased versatility that enables Everest to carry bikes, canoes, cargo pod or roof-top tent.

Keep going even after the sun sets with zone lighting that allows you to control all or individual exterior lights (zones), either through the SYNC® 4A3 screen or from the FordPass™ app4 on your smartphone. Zone Lighting is standard on Platinum, and optional at additional cost on Trend 4x4 and Sport. Not available on Ambiente.

All 4x4 Next-Gen Everest variants feature an advanced, permanent four-wheel drive system that uses an electronically controlled on-demand two-speed electromechanical transfer case (EMTC) with selectable drive modes5.

Next-Gen Everest features a maximum braked towing capacity of 3500kg6 when fitted with an optional factory Tow Pack, which now includes an integrated trailer brake controller7. All series receive a trailer light check function and trailer connection checklist, as a well as a new Tow/Haul drive mode to improve gearshift response when towing.

Platinum is equipped with Active Park Assist 2.08. This can assist the Next-Gen Everest driver to fit safely in tight spaces at the press of a button. The system takes care of the steering, shifting, acceleration and braking to navigate into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces with ease. It will also drive itself out of a parallel parking spot when prompted.


Everest’s new interior boasts a sense of spaciousness amplified by the full-width coast-to-coast instrument panel and centre console with integrated wireless charging9, cupholders, new e-Shifter (on all 4x4 variants) and electric parking brake. Heated and ventilated front seats are standard on Sport and Platinum, and optional on Trend, with 10-way power adjustment and memory function for the driver. Platinum also receives heated second row seats and a heated steering wheel.

Stay informed on and off the road with a large 8-inch (Ambiente, Trend and Sport) or 12.4-inch (Platinum) digital instrument panel. Offering a number of view types, the digital instrument panel responds to the selected drive mode, displaying useful vehicle information, as well as turn-by-turn navigation.

The new e-Shifter (on all 4x4 variants) and electric park brake (on all variants) allows for improved centre-console storage, wireless smartphone charging9, and a greater sense of space in the front of the cabin.

Everest offers a fully digital cabin, with high-resolution 10.1-inch (Ambiente) or 12-inch (Trend, Sport, Platinum) portrait-oriented centre touchscreen. Boasting Ford’s new-generation SYNC® 4A3 connectivity and entertainment system, Next-Gen Everest offers both Apple and Android wireless smartphone connectivity. Additionally, there’s an embedded modem, allowing customers to connect to Everest when linked with the FordPass™ App. FordPass4 enhances the ownership experience with features like remote start, vehicle status check and remote lock and unlock functions via your compatible mobile device.

A dedicated screen for all off-road features is standard on Trend 4x4, Sport 4x4 and Platinum 4x4 variants. With predictive overlay guidelines, driveline and diff lock indication, steering angle and vehicle pitch to complement the expert and inform the enthusiast. This is further enhanced by the addition of a 360-degree camera8,10, which with a front camera view provides additional visibility.

Helping Next-Gen Everest handle anything from smooth roads to mud and ruts and everything in between are up to six selectable drive modes8: Normal, Eco, Tow/Haul and Slippery are intended for on-road use (all models), while Mud/Ruts and Sand modes are available on Trend 4x4, Sport 4x4 and Platinum 4x4 variants, and are intended for off-road use.

There’s more elbow, leg and shoulder room for those in the front and the back, while accessing the third-row seats is now easier thanks to second-row seats that slide further forward than before. And for Platinum which gets a panoramic roof, improved packaging means there’s more headroom than before.


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  • Disclosures
    1. Not all services will be available in all markets. Precise services available for each market will be confirmed prior to launch. Not all vehicle features will be available in all markets. Precise specifications for each market will be confirmed prior to launch.
    2. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and weight distribution.
    3. Don't drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don't use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all SYNC 4A features are compatible with all phones.
    4. Use of FordPass™ is subject to the FordPass™ Terms and Privacy Policy and the Connected Vehicle Terms and Privacy Policy available on ford.com.au/FordPass™ and requires a compatible mobile device, internet access and software (including software updates from time to time). You are responsible for internet access, mobile network data and voice call services required for your use of the FordPass™ App on your mobile device, including associated fees. The FordPass™ App and FordPass™ Connect modem can only work when both are connected to the telecommunications network. Ford cannot guarantee that FordPass™ will be in fully operating condition at all times and the FordPass™ App may be unavailable or particular FordPass™ services interrupted. Ford is not responsible for any limitations or restrictions of the telecommunications network or of your mobile device. Vehicle Locater only available when Vehicle Location setting is on. Use Remote Vehicle Start and Stop responsibly and only in well ventilated areas where you are aware of your vehicle's surroundings.
    5. Some drive modes only available on 4x4 models.
    6. Maximum towing capacity-braked using a Genuine Ford tow pack. Subject to State and Territory regulations. To comply with these limits, occupants and / or luggage may need to be restricted to not exceed the GCM and GVM limits. For further details regarding passenger and luggage restrictions, please consult your authorised Ford Dealer and / or refer to the Owner’s Manual.
    7. When using the Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, drivers must set the gain on the Brake Controller unit.
    8. Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. May not operate at certain speeds, or in certain driving, road or weather conditions. See Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.
    9. Wireless charging may not be compatible with all mobile phones.
    10. Standard on Platinum only. Optional on Trend 4x4 and Sport at additional cost. Not available on Ambiente or Trend 4x2.
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