We've already seen the next-gen Everest in full last month over in Australia. Back then, however, it was covered in heavy camouflage. Luckily, this could be our first look at the 2023 Ford Everest minus the heavy camouflage.
Supposedly seen over in Thailand, the camouflaged vehicle was said to be undergoing road tests when an eagle-eyed individual managed to spot the SUV doing its rounds.
Despite the livery still hiding most of the exterior details, it's clear that the next-generation Everest will look similar to the 2022 Ranger revealed last month. Based on the pictures, it will come with the familiar C-shaped headlights and daytime running lights, together with the dual-port style grille.
It's not a direct copy of the Ranger's face, though. It adopts a restyled lower air intake, a front skid plate, and foglight housings. It also rides on a different set of two-tone wheels.
While not immediately noticeable, the upcoming Everest also appears to have a more defined beltline than its predecessor. This gives the SUV a more prominent look compared to the outgoing generation. Last but not least, the third-row windows have been redesigned and feature a more angular finish. We're not entirely sure why Ford decided to revise them, though it could have something to do with the cabin's new design.
Speaking of the cabin, pictures of the all-new Everest's interior are not yet available. But since the SUV is based on the Ranger, we won't be surprised if it will be similar to the pick-up truck.
As far as engines are concerned, the 2023 Everest will likely have the same turbo-diesel engines as the 2022 Ranger. These include the 2.0-liter EcoBlue four-cylinder and the new twin-turbo V6 diesel engine. Transmission options may also be similar and will consist of a six-speed automatic, a ten-speed automatic, and a six-speed manual gearbox.
Ford has yet to announce when they will reveal the all-new Everest. However, the Blue Oval said production of the next-generation SUV and pick-up truck will begin in Thailand soon. With that, we can expect the company to hold an official launch sometime next year.
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