Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: AutoIndustriya.com Team, manufacturer press | posted April 30, 2015 12:18
We size up the upcoming 2015 Ford Everest against its predecessor, contenders
The long-awaited 2015 Everest will soon be launched in the Philippines as Ford PH recently previewed the SUV at this year's Manila International Auto Show. The third-generation Ford Everest ditches its boxy exterior look for a more brutish yet streamlined appearance which resembles the original Everest concept that they showed in Sydney back in 2013.
As the clock winds down to its eventual launch slated in May (though the release of actual release will start in Q3), we have come up with a list that details how the upcoming 2015 Everest will size up against the outgoing model and the competition.
Also note that the proper technical term (based on the manufacturers themselves) for this class of vehicle is PPV or Pick-up Platform Vehicle.
What's interesting is that the 2015 Ford Everest will be the longest SUV in its category though it is significantly shorter than it's predecessor. The Trailblazer is technically wider but since it includes the side mirrors, the Everest is more likely wider in terms of body. The Everest also has the longest wheelbase in the class by 5mm.
Note: The measurements used for the all-new Everest are from Ford Thailand. The other nameplates' measurements are based off of range-topping 4x4 models.
2015 Ford Everest
2009 – 2015 Ford Everest (outgoing model)
2015 Chevrolet Trailblazer
2015 Isuzu mu-X
2015 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
2015 Toyota Fortuner
Like most PPVs, the all-new Everest be powered by the same engines that are found on the original nameplate. For the 2015 Everest however, it will be fitted with upgraded versions of the 2.2-and 3.2-liter turbo diesels. Transmission-wise, it will be available with either 6-speed automatic or manual gearbox.
Expect more details when Ford Philippines launches the Everest on May 19.