Thanks to a substantial leak, the news about the redesigned 2022 Ford Everest is spreading around speedily. The upcoming seven-seater SUV will be based on the Ford Ranger pickup truck, and it will receive many improvements for 2022. The most exciting news is that it will deploy a new 6-cylinder diesel engine as well as a plug-in hybrid option. Interestingly, the Everest Wildtrak X will be available as well, with Bilstein shocks, BF Goodrich all-road tires, and rock sliders.
Besides, the new SUV should also be more attractive, and it will feature plenty of new goodies. According to reports, the manufacturer will redesign its cabin, adding more techs, including a new SYNC4 infotainment screen and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Here are all the details that we know about the upcoming 7-seater SUV.
2022 Ford Everest Underpinnings Ford Ranger’s Platform
The 2022 Ford Everest from some renderings looks almost identical to the Ford Ranger model. Basically, the new SUV will sit on the same platform as the pickup truck, resulting in compact styling. Overall, the design is unique, and the most noticeable part is on the front. The entry-level model features the same attractive grille and LED headlights as the Ranger. However, off-road goodies vary, and Everest can get with snorkel to a nudge bar with built-in LED lights.
As we mentioned, Everest Wildtrak X will also be available, featuring new Bilstein shocks, BF Goodrich all-road tires as well as rock sliders. This sounds like Blue Oval is attempting to make a high-performance offroad version of the Everest to match rivals.
Complete Overhaul Inside
The forthcoming 2022 Ford Everest will undoubtedly introduce a more modern and spacious cabin. This model comes in the form of a seven-seater, featuring very comfortable seats. Basically, don’t be surprised because the next Everest will most likely borrow plenty of cues from the Ford Ranger pickup and Mustang Mach-E SUV.
On the tech front, expect it to get the newest Ford’s SYNC4 infotainment system and the same Rangers vertical 12.8-inch display on the center console. As part of Blue Ovals policy, expect wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity to come standardly.
2022 Ford Everest Engine Options
As mentioned, the most exciting news about the 2022 Ford Everest is under its hood. This seven-seater SUV will deploy few engine options. However, for now, we only got information about two of them. The aging 3.2-liter 5-cylinder turbodiesel motor will be discontinued, and blue Oval will add a new 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel powertrain.
According to the leaks, this engine will power the Wildtrak X model, and it will generate healthy outputs of around 250 horses and 443 lb-ft of torque. If you didn’t know, this is one of Ford’s Power Stroke engines that can be also be found under the newest Ford F-150 pickup.
Like the latest Ford Ranger model, the Everest will most likely deploy the same hybrid plug-in system. This engine consists of a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It’s also supported by an electric motor for a combined output of 362 horsepower (270 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (680 Newton-meters) of torque.
Release Date and Price
The 2022 Ford Everest will probably be introduced to the public later this year. However, debut is not yet determined, but we should expect it to hit the markets at the beginning of 2022.
The new SUV will be available in six trim levels, and the entry model should start around $50,000.