Ford Everest

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ford Everest
2015 Ford Everest Titanium (New Zealand).jpg
Overview
ManufacturerFord
Also calledFord Endeavour (India, 2003–2021)
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 is a mid-size SUV produced by Ford Motor Company since 2003. Developed and destined mainly for the Asia-Pacific region with production centered in Thailand, the first-generation Everest is based on the Mazda-based Ford Ranger pickup truck, while the following generations is based on the globally-marketed T6 Ranger. Unlike the Ranger which was paralleled with the Mazda B series or BT-50 until 2020, the Everest has no Mazda equivalent, as it was seen as unfitting for the brand.[1]

It is known as the Ford Endeavour in the Indian market to avoid legal issues due to the existence of a spice-making brand with the same name in the country.[2]

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.[3] Designed especially for Asian markets, the Everest shares 60 percent of the Ranger's components, including its 2.5-liter intercooled turbo-diesel engine and the exterior styling from the front to the B-pillars.[4] It was revealed that the development of the car took four years and costs US$100 million including investments needed to manufacture the Everest.[5]

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 Southeast Asia, India, Middle East,[6] Central America, the Bahamas and several African countries. It was built at the AutoAlliance Thailand plant in Rayong,[7] and as CKD kits in Chengalpattu, India and Hai Duong, Vietnam.[8][9] In India, the vehicle was introduced as the Endeavour in 2003.[10]

Facelift[edit]

In November 2006, the Everest underwent a major facelift that saw the whole front and side body panels replaced to match the redesign of its base vehicle, the Ranger. Changes also included an updated front fascia, new transmission and an improved engine.[11][12][13] In addition, the redesign featured the new 5-speed automatic transmission with BorgWarner transfer case, and an Active-Shift-on-the-Fly function (4x4 only) for the first time. Despite the massive changes, it retained most mechanical parts along with its U268 project code. However, the 2007–2015 model is sometimes referred to as the second-generation Everest by Ford or journalists.

A second facelift was introduced in 2009.[14] While the changes were less prominent than the previous facelift, Everest now sports a rounder fascia than its predecessor and was similar with the facelifted Ranger.[15][16] The changes were achieved by changing the front fender assembly, front hood, front headlights, front grill and front bumper,[17] while it also featured larger 18-inch polished alloy wheels, a redesigned tailgate and new tail lamps.[18][19]

Another smaller update was introduced in 2012, now sporting a revised front grille.[20] In 2013, the Everest received a final facelift, featuring a redesigned front bumper in line with some other global Ford cars.[21][22]

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)
ACMAT/Arquus Trapper VT4 (French military)[23]
Production2015–present
2016–2021 (India)[24]
Assembly
Body and chassis
PlatformFord T6
RelatedFord Ranger (P375)
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)
Length4,893–4,903 mm (192.6–193.0 in)
Width1,862–1,869 mm (73.3–73.6 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[26] and as a production version November 2014 ahead of its public debut at the Guangzhou International Motor Show.[27] Based on the T6 Ranger, the car is now developed by Ford Australia.[28] In China, the Ford Everest is manufactured by the JMC-Ford joint venture, at JMC's Nanchang factory.[29]

It features a complete redesign which featured rounder 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.[30] The wheelbase has been reduced from 2,860 mm (112.6 in) to 2,850 mm (112.2 in).

The second-generation Everest is used as a basis for a light-duty tactical vehicle for the French military, called the Arquus Trapper VT4.[31][32]

Production and sales of the Endeavour in India ended in 2021 due to the closure of all Ford manufacturing plants in the country.[33] Attempts to continue its production in the country through a contractual basis had fallen through.[34]

Facelift[edit]

This model received a facelift in May 2018, coinciding with the Ranger facelift.[35] The facelift included design tweaks, equipment list update, new 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine and 10-speed automatic gearbox.[36] 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.

Third generation (U704; 2022)[edit]

Third generation (U704)
Ford Everest III 01 -- Bangkok Motor Show -- 2022-03-23.jpg
Overview
Production2022–present
Assembly
Body and chassis
PlatformFord T6
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,900 mm (114.2 in)
Length4,914 mm (193.5 in)
Width1,923 mm (75.7 in)
Height1,842 mm (72.5 in)

The third-generation Everest was revealed on 1 March 2022.[37][38] The four-wheel-drive model will be available with the option of 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 and 3,500 kg (7,716.2 lb) towing capacity.[39][40]

Sales[edit]

Year India Thailand Philippines Vietnam Australia
2011 3,003[41]
2012 1,510[41]
2013 788[41]
2014 249[41] 201[42]
2015 10[41] 4,967[43] 1,245[44]
2016 6,564[41] 7,011[45] 685[46] 3,614[47]
2017 6,286[48] 8,131[49] 2,205[50] 4,607[51]
2018 6,244[48] 9,628[52] 1,009[53] 5,482[54]
2019 6,787[55] 6,355 4,165[56] 6,317[57] 5,333[58]
2020 5,484[55] 5,349[59] 1,522[60] 4,810[61] 5,996[62]
2021 6,317 5,057[63] 1,772[64] 5,485[65] 8,359[62]
2022

References[edit]

  1. ^ Degasperi, Dan (2018-09-06). "Mazda rejected Ford Everest twin…". Practical Motoring. Retrieved 2021-08-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "5 things you need to know about the new Ford Endeavour". 2015-08-14. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  3. ^ "The AUV Killer: 2003 Ford Everest". motioncars.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  4. ^ "2004 Ford Everest 4x2 A/T - Car Reviews". AutoIndustriya.com. 2004-08-11. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  5. ^ "Ford Everest". Autoworld.com.my. 2003-03-28. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  6. ^ "2007 Ford Everest review, prices & specs". AutoMiddleEast.com. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  7. ^ "Ford. Ford in Thailand". Car-cat.com. Archived from the original on 27 October 2009.
  8. ^ "Ford. Ford in India". Car-cat.com. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  9. ^ "Facilities | Ford Motor Company Newsroom". Media.ford.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  10. ^ "Generations with the Ford Endeavour » MotorOctane". MotorOctane. 2020-09-26. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  11. ^ "2007 Ford Everest XLT 4x2 - Car Reviews". AutoIndustriya.com. 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  12. ^ "New Ford Everest – Practical 7-seater 4WD SUV". Autoworld.com.my. 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  13. ^ "New Ford Everest TDCi launched in Malaysia - paultan.org". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 2007-09-09. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  14. ^ "Ford launches 2009 Everest". Top Gear Philippines. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  15. ^ "Ford Everest gets new Ranger's front end - paultan.org". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 2009-08-10. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  16. ^ "2009 Ford Everest XLT 4x2 Limited - Car Reviews". AutoIndustriya.com. 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  17. ^ "2009 Ford Everest XLT 4x2 Limited - Car Reviews". AutoIndustriya.com. 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  18. ^ "2009 Ford Everest: Dominant Toughness in Fresh Appearance". AutomobilesReview.com. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  19. ^ "Ford's new Endeavour hits Indian markets". The Hindu. PTI. 2009-09-09. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-07-23.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  20. ^ "Review: 2012 Ford Everest 2.5 Limited". CarGuide.PH | Philippine Car News, Car Reviews, Car Prices. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  21. ^ "Latest Ford Everest facelift displayed at IIMS 2013". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  22. ^ "Indonesia - Ford Endeavour facelift with the Figo's face launched in two flavours". indianautosblog.com. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  23. ^ "ARQUUS TRIGGER and TRAPPER ~French Army Vehicles". Joint Forces News. 2018-06-14. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  24. ^ Dorian, Drew (9 September 2021). "Ford Ends Production of Vehicles in India, Where EcoSport Is Built". Car and Driver. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  25. ^ "Ford Everest gets 275 PS 2.3 litre EcoBoost for China". paultan.org. 9 June 2020.
  26. ^ "Ford Everest Concept unveiled at 2014 Bangkok Motor Show". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  27. ^ "2015 Ford Everest unveiled - to get 2.0L EcoBoost - paultan.org". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 2014-11-14. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  28. ^ "2015 Ford Everest makes ASEAN debut, from RM143k". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 2015-03-24. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  29. ^ "JMC manufacturers the Ford Everest for the Chinese market". Chinaautoweb.com. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  30. ^ "Ford PH launches the all-new 2015 Everest - Auto News". AutoIndustriya.com. 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  31. ^ "French Army to receive 100 Arquus VT4 Standard 2 Vehicles". www.defenseworld.net. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  32. ^ "Arquus Trapper is more than a Ford Everest in army fatigues - Auto News". AutoIndustriya.com. 2019-07-01. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  33. ^ "Ford EcoSport, Endeavour, Figo, Aspire Discontinued From India - Official". RushLane. 2021-09-09. Retrieved 2021-10-02.
  34. ^ "Ford Almost Did NOT Stop The Production of Endeavour in India!". Car Blog India. 2021-09-25. Retrieved 2021-10-02.
  35. ^ "2019 Ford Everest (2019 Ford Endeavour) displayed at 2018 Thai Motor Expo". indianautosblog.com. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  36. ^ "2018 Ford Everest facelift: Thai prices and specs". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  37. ^ "2022 Ford Everest range detailed". CarExpert. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  38. ^ "2023 Ford Everest: New Ranger-Based SUV Is Bigger, Comfier And More Capable". Carscoops. 2022-03-01. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  39. ^ "2023 Ford Everest unveiled with V6 turbo diesel, 3500kg towing capacity". Drive. 2022-03-01. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  40. ^ "2023 Ford Everest Titanium - 6498790". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2022-03-01.
  41. ^ a b c d e f "2016 Report Card - Annual Indian Car Sales & Analysis!". Team-BHP.com. Retrieved 2021-08-01.
  42. ^ "Thailand cars sales report 2014". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. February 2015. Retrieved 24 Oct 2018.
  43. ^ "Thailand cars sales report 2015". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 24 Oct 2018.
  44. ^ "Ford's Ranger looms large". 9 October 2017.
  45. ^ "Thailand cars sales report 2016". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 24 Oct 2018.
  46. ^ "Vietnam cars sales report 2016". Xeoto.com.vn. Vietnam. Retrieved 2020-12-30.
  47. ^ "Best Selling Vehicles 2016". 18 January 2017.
  48. ^ a b "2018 Car Sales Statistics – India". Autopunditz. 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2021-08-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  49. ^ "Thailand cars sales report 2017". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 24 Oct 2018.
  50. ^ "Vietnam cars sales report 2017". Xeoto.com.vn. Vietnam. Retrieved 2020-12-30.
  51. ^ "Ford Everest SUV refreshed".
  52. ^ "Thailand cars sales report 2018". HeadlightMag.com. Thailand. 9 May 2019. Retrieved 26 Jun 2019.
  53. ^ "Vietnam cars sales report 2018". Xeoto.com.vn. Vietnam. Retrieved 2020-12-30.
  54. ^ "Isuzu UTE Surpasses Sales Records with 10th Consecutive Year of Growth".
  55. ^ a b "OEMwise & Modelwise Car Sales Figures for Calendar Year 2020". Autopunditz. 2021-02-23. Retrieved 2021-08-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  56. ^ Sarne, Vernon (4 February 2020). "67% of Ford vehicles sold in PH in 2019 were Ranger trucks". visor.ph. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  57. ^ "Vietnam cars sales report 2019". Xeoto.com.vn. Vietnam. Retrieved 2020-12-30.
  58. ^ "Isuzu MU-X outsells direct rivals again". 16 January 2020.
  59. ^ "Sales Report ยอดขาย PPV เดือน ธันวาคม 63 : Isuzu MU-X ขึ้นอันดับ 1 เฉือนชนะเจ้าตลาด Fortuner". HeadLight Magazine (in Thai). 2021-01-14. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  60. ^ Sarne, Vernon (9 February 2021). "Ranger accounted for 66% of Ford PH sales in 2020". visor.ph.
  61. ^ "Doanh số xe bán chạy nhất 2020 tại Việt Nam" [Sales of best-selling cars 2020 in Vietnam]. XE OTO (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 2021-01-14.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  62. ^ a b Davis, Brett (2022-01-06). "Australian vehicle sales for December 2021 (VFACTS)". PerformanceDrive. Retrieved 2022-01-12.
  63. ^ "ยอดจดทะเบียน PPV ในปี 2021 ยืนหนึ่งคือ Toyota Fortuner เล่นเอาอันดับที่เหลือมีเหนื่อย | AutoFun". AutoFun Thailand (in Thai). 2022-01-13. Retrieved 2022-01-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  64. ^ Sarne, Vernon (21 January 2022). "Here is Ford PH's per-model sales breakdown in 2021". visor.ph.
  65. ^ Khánh, Duy (12 January 2022). "Hyundai Santa Fe là SUV 7 chỗ duy nhất phá kỷ lục doanh số trong năm qua tại Việt Nam, bất chấp khủng hoảng từ Covid-19". AutoPro (in Vietnamese).

External links[edit]