At least if you look at Ford’s global portfolio, there is one SUV in particular that deserves our attention.
We are talking about the Everest, a model based on the Ford Ranger and which has sometimes been considered for the Brazilian market.
The large SUV even took a trip in a complete renovation of the mid-size pickup and is also already sold in its latest generation in some selected markets, especially in Asia.
THE ford everest it has a similar design to that of popular models here in Brazil, such as the Toyota SW4 and Chevrolet Trailblazer, sharing the same body design on the chassis as its sister Ranger.
Such models, with high street appeal and the possibility of transporting up to 7 passengers, are in high demand in South America, although they are sold at a higher than average price.
During the presentation of the new generation of Everest, the Asian arm of Ford did not hide that the SUV has a more international character from now on.
Even from the factory in Thailand, the model will be exported “to more than 100 countries”, announced the company in the middle of last year.
Considering the list of markets that Everest can reach, let’s be honest, it is very difficult for Brazil to be left out of the list of 100 countries.
Recently, a journalist PERSONALFernando Calmon, brought a information along with mentioning that the Ford Everest will be in the plans for the Brazilian market, however its domestic version would depend on the production of the SUV in Argentina, with, therefore, the new Ranger.
So far there is no indication from Ford that such a decision has been taken.
In countries where it is already sold, the Ford Everest can be found with engine options of 2.3 turbo petrol, 2.0 turbodiesel and 3.0 V6 also turbodiesel. Depending on the version, a 10-speed automatic transmission and 4×4 (selectable) or permanent all-wheel drive options are also offered.
Thanks to the modern design, the model also has a robust list of driving aids and distinctions such as a generous 12-screen multimedia center.
The good demand that the Toyota SW4 has always been registered in Brazil, coupled with the great acceptance that the Jeep Commander has gained here since its inception can be seen as a good reason for Ford to consider the Everest offer in our market.