The best Spy Shots so far of the brand new Ford Everest SUV for China. The Ford Everest debuted in November last year on the Guangzhou Auto Show and will be launched on the Chinese car market in October. Price will range from around 300.000 to 450.000 yuan ($48.310 – 72.460).
The Everest is manufactured in China by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture, which currently makes the Ford Transit and Ford Transit Classic, and will add the Ford Explorer and the Ford Transit Connect to the line-up in the near future. The Everest is the third made-in-China Ford SUV after the smaller Kuga and Ecosport, which are both manufactured by Changan-Ford, Ford’s other Chinese joint venture.
The Ford Everest will be available with three engines: a 2.0 turbocharged Ecoboost four-cylinder petrol with 238hp and 360nm, a 2.2 turbocharged Duratorq four-cylinder diesel engine with 150hp and 385nm, and a 3.2 turbocharged Duratorq diesel engine with 200hp and 470nm. Transmissions are a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, sending power to all-four wheels. The Everest stands on the same platform as the Ford Ranger pickup truck.
It is a very big and not too-sophisticated machine. It won’t sell much in the big cities but the countryside and the various police and security services will love it.