The Australian department of the famous U.S. carmaker is preparing a mid-cycle update for the 2018 Ford Everest. The familiar SUV is one of the several models that is designed by Ford Australia and it is an SUV that is on offer exclusively in Australia, Oceania and some parts of South East Asia. It is also available in India, as Ford Endeavour.
The original version of this Ranger-based SUV came in 2003 and we have seen four generations of it so far. The current model is present since 2015. It came along with the new Ranger. Since the company prepares a mid-cycle update for the legendary truck, we can expect the same for the 2018 Everest.
This update will bring several novelties, but the most notable will be a new front end. Also, we should see some tweaks inside, while the engine lineup will most likely remain the same.
2018 Ford Everest changes
As we already mentioned, this update will bring several changes. It will be a classical facelift, with most of the changes in visual aspects. Just like its relative Ranger, most of these modifications will be made at the front. The testing model of the related truck has been spotted and wears a camouflage at the front. Since these two models feature the same front end, we expect to see some changes on the 2018 Ford Everest. Rest of the SUV will not feature changes, although some minor tweaks are possible. In the mechanical aspect, this update probably won’t bring anything important. The 2018 Ford Everest will feature the same chassis setup, including the same suspension.
Inside, we could see some smaller modification, but the overall interior design will remain the same. Eventually, the list of standard features will be expanded with few novelties for each trim level.
2018 Ford Everest features
This update could also bring some new standard features. The current version comes in several trim levels and each of them will probably receive some novelties. There is a lot standard and optional equipment in the game. If start with sophisticated hi-tech systems, we should mention an 8-inch touchscreen first. This screen comes with the Ford’s latest SYNC3 infotainment system. Also, there are things like a 10-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and many other things. There is also a whole bunch of drive-assist and safety systems. This includes cruise control, electronic traction control, electronic stability control, seven airbags etc. The 2018 Ford Everest will also come with dual-zone automatic climate control and a rearview camera.
2018 Ford Everest engines
There are three engines available in the current model and all of them should carry on for the next year. For the Australian market, the 2018 Ford Everest will continue with a familiar 3.2-liter inline-five diesel engine, which has a max output around 200 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque and comes with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
There are also two four-cylinder units. The first one is a 2.2-liter engine, which is good for about 145 horses and 275 pound-feet of torque, and also comes with either 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.
Finally, you can find a 2.5-liter gasoline engine in some markets. This unit delivers around 160 horsepower and 165 pound-feet of torque and comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
2018 Ford Everest release date and price
The company still has some work to do for the upcoming facelift, but latest reports suggest that the new model could come already in the first half of next year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes. Base models will go around 48.000 Australian dollars.