Ford Everest

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Ford Everest
2015 Ford Everest Titanium (New Zealand).jpg
Overview
ManufacturerFord
Also calledFord Endeavour (India)
Production2003–present
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront engine, rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive
RelatedFord Ranger

The Ford Everest, also known as the Ford Endeavour in the Indian market, is a mid-size body-on-frame sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by Ford Motor Company since 2003. It is based on the Ford Ranger pickup truck, and it was developed and destined mainly for the Asia-Pacific region.

First generation (U268; 2003)[edit]

First generation (U268)
Ford Everest (first generation) (front), Serdang.jpg
Overview
Also calledFord Endeavour (India)
Production2003–2015
Assembly
Body and chassis
RelatedFord Ranger (international)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
5-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,860 mm (112.6 in)
Length4,958–5,062 mm (195.2–199.3 in)
Width1,788–1,806 mm (70.4–71.1 in)
Height1,826–1,835 mm (71.9–72.2 in)
Curb weight1,800–2,023 kg (3,968–4,460 lb)
Rear view

Ford unveiled the first-generation Everest in March 2003 at the 24th Bangkok International Motor Show.[1] Designed especially for Asian markets, the Everest shares 60 percent of the Ranger's components, including its 2.5-liter intercooled turbodiesel engine and the exterior styling from the front to the B-pillars.[2] It was revealed that the development of the car costs US$100 million including investments needed to manufacture the Everest.[3]

As it is based on the Ranger, it retained the double wishbone independent front suspension and leaf spring rear suspension from the Ranger, while also engineered into making the level of ride comfort and handling of a standard that is better than the Ranger.

The Everest was sold in Asia, Middle East,[4] Central America and the Bahamas. It was built at the AutoAlliance Thailand plant in Rayong,[5] and as CKD kits in Chengalpattu, India and Hai Duong, Vietnam.[6][7] In India, the Everest was introduced in 2009.[8] It is renamed as the Ford Endeavour to avoid legal issues owing to the existence of a spice making brand with the same name in the country.[9]

Facelift[edit]

2007 Ford Everest (first facelift)
2010 Ford Everest (second facelift)

In November 2006, the Everest underwent a major facelift that saw the whole front and side body panels replaced to make it look more up-to-date. Changes also included an updated front fascia, new transmission and an improved engine.[10][11][12] In addition, the redesign featured the new 5-speed automatic transmission with BorgWarner transfer case, and the new Active-Shift-on-the-Fly (4x4 only) for the first time. Despite the massive changes, it retained the U268 project code. However, this 2007–2015 model is sometimes dubbed as the second-generation Everest by Ford or journalists.

A second facelift was introduced in 2009.[13] While the changes were less massive than the previous facelift, Everest now sports a less boxy fascia than its predecessor and was similar with the facelifted Ranger.[14][15] The changes were achieved by changing the front fender assembly, front hood, front headlights, front grill and front bumper,[16] while it also featured larger 18-inch polished alloy wheels, a redesigned tailgate and new tail lamps.[17]

Another smaller update was introduced in 2012, now sporting a new front grille.[18] In 2013, the Everest received a final facelift, now featuring a new front bumper similarly looking with several global Ford cars.[19][20]

Second generation (U375/UA; 2015)[edit]

Second generation (U375/UA)
2016 Ford Everest (UA) Trend wagon (2018-07-19) 01.jpg
Overview
Also calledFord Endeavour (India)
Arquus Trapper VT4 (French military)[21]
Production2015–present
Assembly
Body and chassis
PlatformFord T6
RelatedFord Ranger (T6)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission5-speed M5OD manual
6-speed Getrag MT-82 manual
5-speed 5R55E automatic
6-speed 6R80 automatic
10-speed 10R80 automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,850 mm (112.2 in)
Length4,893 mm (192.6 in)
Width1,862 mm (73.3 in)
Height1,836 mm (72.3 in)
Curb weight2,408 kg (5,308.7 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorFord Territory (Australia and New Zealand)

The second-generation Everest was unveiled as a near-production concept vehicle in March 2014[23] and as a production version November 2014 ahead of its public debut at the Guangzhou International Motor Show.[24] Based on the T6 Ford Ranger, the car is now developed by Ford Australia.[25] In China, the Ford Everest is manufactured by the JMC-Ford joint venture, at JMC's Nanchang factory.[26]

It features a complete redesign which now featured a less boxy-looking proportions for a more modern appearance. Dimension-wise, the 2015 Ford Everest is shorter in length but wider and taller, altering its proportions compared to its predecessor.[27] The wheelbase has been reduced from 2,860 mm (112.6 in) to 2,850 mm (112.2 in).

This model received a facelift in May 2018, coinciding with the Ranger facelift.[28] The facelift included design tweaks, equipment list update, new 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine and 10-speed automatic gearbox.[29] Other changes include Autonomous Emergency Braking, a standard kick-activated power liftgate, and new alloy wheels. Interior changes include more soft touch materials such as ebony dark colour scheme. Another facelift was released for the 2021 year model in November 2020 in Thailand.

The second-generation Everest is used as a basis for a light-duty tactical vehicle for the French military, called the Arquus Trapper VT4.[30][31]

Sales[edit]

Calendar Year Thailand Philippines Vietnam
2014 201[32]
2015 4,967[33]
2016 7,011[34] 685[35]
2017 8,131[36] 2,205[37]
2018 9,628[38] 1,009[39]
2019 6,355 4,165[40] 6,317[41]
2020 5,349[42] 1,522[43] 4,810[44]

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