2020 Ford Everest and Everest Raptor

The 2020 Ford Everest is the brand’s globally available SUV with seats up to seven and great off-road talent. The model shares the DNA with the Ford Ranger ute and two models use the T6 body-on-frame underpinning. There were reports that new Bronco could be the rebadged Everest version but the spy shots reveal distinctive upright stance while the platform should be shared across the range.

Ford redesigned the Everest for the 2018 model year and the 2019 version received a light mid-cycle upgrade. The model gained refreshed front and rear fascias and improved interior materials. Everest uses also the newest Infotainment platform with 8-inch touchscreen and comes equipped with the crash avoidance technologies. Big news for the 2019 Everest was the addition of the Ranger Raptor-sourced 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine and 10-speed automatic transmission while model kept the five-cylinder turbodiesel unit.

Coming after the mid-update, the 2020 Ford Everest should stay largely unchanged but some reports suggest that Ford has some surprises in the mind. Ford hasn’t mentioned but according to some sources, after received the Raptor’s bi-turbo engine, Everest might also get Raptor’s moniker. The prototype version hasn’t been spotted to support these claims and Ford hasn’t also commented on the matter. Most likely, the Everest is about two years from the major upgrade.

2020 Ford Everest

2020 Ford Everest: Design

The Ford Everest hides efficiently its ute roots although the model’s strong presence and high ground clearance signal its talents. The model shares the styling language with other Blue Oval’s SUVs like the Edge and two models have a similar grille and headlights design. The Everest received the refreshed grille version and lower front bumper for the recent refresh while will continue with same the body sculpting until the new generation arrives. 

As we mention earlier, there are talks and rumors that after it received the capable bi-turbo engine from the Ranger Raptor, the Everest could also get similar styling treatment as the hardcore off-road UTE. There are no signals from Ford about this possibility and the lack of the prototype version on the roads probably means that this is just speculation. In any case, the Everest Raptor should appear with the Raptor-branded dark grille, lifted ride height, painted fenders, knobby tires and unique bumpers.

Interior, equipment:

Inside the cabin, the 2020 Ford Everest should also stay the same. The model is well-equipped and refined inside. The newest infotainment system by Ford is available in all versions and the model lifted the quality of materials for the recent mid-update. There are also many storage compartments inside the Everest’s cabin as well as a good amount of the cargo capacity. The model offers also five and seven-seat configurations.

Ford should again offer the Everest in the same trim range. The base model will include Ford’s SYNC 3 multimedia system and 10 speakers, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, satellite navigation, halogen headlights, fog lights, trailer sway control, a rearview camera, parking sensors and more.

The mid-range version adds power driver seat, partial leather upholstery, power tailgate and advanced systems like lane-keeping assistance, forward crash mitigation, pedestrian detection, and traffic sight recognition.

The top-of-the-range 2020 Ford Everest will lift the stake with the full leather upholstery, a sunroof, 20-inch wheels and more of the advanced safety technologies. It will offer blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, parking assist, etc.

2020 Ford Everest

2020 Ford Everest: Performance

The 2020 Ford Everest will repeat the same engine range and even the base version will be available with the full-time 4WD including dual-range gearing and rear differential lock.

The standard engine will be a 3.2-liter turbocharged inline-5 diesel combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine makes 197 hp and torque of 346 lb-ft.

Buyers can also demand the Raptor-sourced 2.0-liter bi-turbo inline-4 diesel paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission. This engine powers the Everest with 210 hp and torque of 369 pound-feet. With this engine under the hood, the model can tow up to 6, 800 pounds.

No signs from Ford however that 2020 Everest will come with the full Raptor-treatment as the rumors suggest. That would mean an addition of the Fox Racing shocks with an internal bypass system, lifted ride height, new bumpers and additional underbody protection with upgraded chassis components.

2020 Ford Everest: Release, Price

The 2020 Ford Everest should again be priced from around 49, 190 Australian dollars and go above 70, 000 in the best-equipped version. The model should appear later in the year.

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