This up-approaching 2018 Ford Everest could prove to be the next-big-thing which could attract the interest of traditional Ford drivers. With a price speculated to be somewhere around $32,000 as a base, some speculated it to be a bit too much for the pockets, especially with many similar models being offered at a slightly lesser base price. But it’s the design and styling which takes the cake for this new model and that is where this new Everest will prove to be a tad above the rest in its respective segment.
2018 Ford Everest – A look at Some of its External Changes
This new-gen 2018 Ford Everest will likely retain in signature design theory which is modernistic styling and a robust demeanor. Some of its leaked images stated that this 2018 Everest will appear to be a handsome model. A pronounced ground clearance and wider tires will help enhance off-road characteristics for catering versatility in overall performance.
In its frontal portion, the grille will come with chrome accents and its skid plate design will lay out a chubbier presentation. Sideward this model will appear to be extremely balanced and well-structured. Its robust headlight will likely stay around and just like its previous models, it will be seen adjacent to its frontal fenders.
The front bumpers will have a metallic skid plate like approach. Its hood will receive a dynamic clam-shell design. 18-inch alloy wheels hosting all-terrain tires will come as standard and 21-inch variants will come as optional (which would be seen standard in its higher trims)
Like its previous 2017 model, this new 2018 Ford Everest will also most aluminum and carbon fiber components.
The 2018 Ford Everest will come with a redesigned gauge cluster which would also be LED-lit up. In the previous 2017 model, chubby control options did make way for fresh rotary controls in its central console. That could possibly be again witnessed in this new Everest.
The plenty of leather upholstery will feature in the dashboard section. Its premium leather coating with contrast stitching will also come as standard along with heated leather steering wheels.
This new cabin will open up a lot of accommodation space both in seats as well as for cargo storage. Loads of safety features will be a high concern.
Some of these will include- 360-degree view camera, Anti-lock braking system, Pedestrian Collision warning, Driveline traction control (with stability management), Parking assists (both rear and front), Lane Keeping Aid and dual stage airbags.
2018 Ford Everest – Engine Specifications
As far as the engine goes, the 2018 Ford Everest will likely have a 3.5-liter V6 engine with power outputs of 350 lb-ft of torque and 365 HP of power. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Its EPA ratings could be somewhere around 16 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on highways and 22 mpg combined. Towing capacity of this new model might be above 3000 kg (6613 lbs.)
Launch Date and Competition
The official declarations from Ford are still not out for its launch. The rumors hold that it could come out in the last quarter of 2017. Finally, the 2018 Ford Everest could face tough competition from the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLC and Mazda CX-9.