The upcoming 2023 Ford Everest was spotted a few weeks ago, wearing heavy camouflage. The spy shots show a prototype of the next-generation left-hand-drive 2023 Ford Everest driving around the Ford Dearborn Development Center. Moreover, spy shots went online only one day after a left-hand-drive 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor was photographed testing with a camouflaged bed. Once again, the next Ford Ranger and Everest will share the same T6.2 ladder frame produced in Australia, as well as the same interior and engines. Basically, the Everest model is an SUV, closely related to the mid-size Ranger pickup truck.
The Everest, marketed in India as the Endeavor, is a mid-size, body-on-frame SUV that has been in production since 2003. Back in the days, Everest was primarily made for Asian markets, though it is also available in the Middle East, Central America and Australia. The first-generation Everest was produced until the 2015 model year, when the second-generation model was introduced. It received its most recent update for the 2018 model year.
Ford Everest Spy Shots and Renderings
The first spy pictures are showing the 2023 Ford Everest combining Ranger’s tough new F-150-inspired front end appearance, which features C-shaped LED signatures in the headlights. At the front, we anticipate the 2023 Everest to have a slightly smoother front than the current Ranger, which itself borrows aesthetic cues from the F-150’s massive C-shaped headlights. The front bumper is completely new and it also looks tougher.
Clearly, the Everest will also borrow some things from the Expedition SUV, including the underbody plate. New and larger Goodyear Wrangler tires will help the new-generation Everest compete with newer competitors such as the Isuzu MU-X. The black wheels lend an intimidating appearance, which continues on the mirrors, massive side steps, and blacked-out grille. The grille also features LED daytime running lights in the center.
Interior Gains Larger Touchscreen
However, the highlight of the 2023 Ford Everest is the all-new interior. While the spy shots are showing the base trim level with a small center infotainment screen surrounded by hard controls, higher-spec variants will include a considerably larger color touchscreen interface with SYNC4.
Below that is a familiar climate control unit, but the significant modifications occur on the centre console, where a new rotary gearshift selection dial replaces the classic shifter found on current Ranger and Everest models.
List of Engine Options
Under the hood, the approaching 2023 Ford Everest will deploy numerous powertrain options. For a start, there is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Moreover, the Everest SUV provides the same 2.0-liter engine but with a twin-turbo setup. A 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel provides great performance, and it comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Lastly, a plug-in hybrid powertrain will be on offer as well. As you can see, the Everest model borrows engine lineup from the Ranger truck. Two models will share the same architecture, and even the new Ford Bronco SUV will have a similar mechanical setup.
Release Date and Price of the 2023 Ford Everest
While the price is not available yet, the new 2023 Ford Everest will hit the dealerships later next year. Most likely, this SUV will first arrive in Australia, probably in the fall of 2022.