The new generation of Ford Everest (Ford Endeavour) is completely redesigned, with Ranger-inspired butch styling and more technology than before. If Ford had not decided to discontinue vehicle production, this would have been the replacement for the Endeavour SUV in India.
Ford has unveiled the new generation Everest, which was previously sold in India as the Endeavour before Ford ceased vehicle production. The new car represents a generational shift, with a completely new look that retains the muscled silhouette on top of the capable hardware that made Everest so popular.
The new C-shape LED daytime running lights are dominated at the front by chrome or gloss black strip running the width of the grille, giving the 2023 Ford Everest a completely new look. The front end looks almost identical to the new Ford Ranger pickup truck. At the back, LED taillamps are joined by a full-width graphic insert. The new-generation Everest has a 50mm wider track, a longer wheelbase, and shorter overhangs, implying that it is even better suited to rough terrain.
The interiors of Everest receive a significant upgrade, with screens dominating and a significant reduction in physical button count. There is a 12.0-inch infotainment screen that is vertically mounted and has a split configuration that allows the bottom part to be used as climate control switches, though physical dials for the same are located below it.
In the base trim, a smaller 10.1-inch screen is available. Other features include ambient lighting, a moonroof, an 8 or 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, a redesigned cabin for increased space and headroom, a powered tailgate with the foot-sensor operation, and much more.
Ford has crammed a lot of technology into the new Everest. There are driving modes that allow you to switch between 4WD low/high and 2WD modes. Normal, Eco, Slippery, Tow, Sand, and Mud modes are also available, which alter engine acceleration, ABS, traction control, suspension, and other parameters to improve Everest’s capability. A front camera view and off-road telematics show differential and other telemetries on screen, as well as 800mm of water fording. With its array of sensors and camera, the Active Park Assist 2.0 can park your car for you.
A 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel from the Ford Ranger Raptor and a smaller 2.0-litre turbo diesel is available as powertrain options. These engines will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
For certain markets, Ford will also offer a 2.3-litre petrol engine. For the time being, the 2022 Ford Everest will be sold primarily in Australia, the Philippines, and Thailand. This model would’ve come to India as the new 2022 Ford Endeavour, but with Ford shutting down vehicle manufacturing in the country, it won’t be going on sale here to take on the Toyota Fortuner and MG Gloster.