The upcoming 2024 Ford Everest will reportedly receive a lot of upgrades. The new model will heavily borrow a lot of things from the Ford Ranger pickup truck. Besides styling cues, Everest should deploy Ranger’s mechanics.
Therefore, a plug-in hybrid powertrain should be on the way. We also expect various exterior and interior upgrades. With significant improvements, the Everest SUV will probably get a slightly higher starting price, which is reasonable. The sales will begin in the last quarter of 2023, in Australia.
Ford Everest Wildtrak
Blue Oval’s Wildtrak trim level is becoming more popular. Indeed, the Ranger pickup truck made this off-road variant famous. Now, the 2024 Ford Everest Wildtrak is in the works as well. Clearly, the Everest model will be completely based on the mid-size Ranger, which is good to hear. From what we know, the Wildtrak version will arrive first in New Zealand. This model will slot between the base trim level and the mid-range Sport trim.
It is an off-road variant offered in Luxe Yellow as an exterior color. It also adds bolder gray exterior accents, and it looks interesting and sporty. Blue Oval will offer side steps, roof rails, 20-inch alloy wheels, and new bumpers. The interior will sport ebony leather, Cyber Orange accents, a 12-inch touchscreen, and an 8-inch digital instrument cluster. Naturally, this version comes with improved mechanics for better off-road capability.
Unfortunately, details about the plug-in hybrid Ranger are not yet available. Logically, the 2024 Ford Everest PHEV is a mystery, but many reports already have an idea of how this SUV is going to perform. It all comes down to Ford’s decision on whether the Everest model will use a gas or diesel engine as the starting point of the hybrid setup.
However, since the diesel engine is slowly dying, especially in Europe, a gas powertrain is a more likely outcome. Perhaps the Ford Escape already features the much-anticipated plug-in hybrid system.This crossover combines a 3.0-liter V6 engine with an electric motor, and it generates up to 450 horsepower. On the other hand, it seems too potent for the Everest SUV. Therefore, a turbo-four engine is a more likely choice.
2024 Ford Everest Price and Release Date
The next-generation 2024 Ford Everest will go on sale later in 2023. This SUV will arrive in Australia first, where it is one of the most popular models. On the other hand, the new Wildtrak trim level will reach New Zealand dealerships first, but it will also hit the roads in Australia shortly after that.
The price will increase; we don’t know by how much. In any case, the most recent upgrades have resulted in a slightly higher price. We’ll know details regarding the Everest’s hybrid powertrain and other specifics in the following weeks.