Everest Concept SUV Would Fill The Role The Explorer Does Here In The States
Presenting a breakthrough blend of strength, style and technology, Ford showcased the new Ford Everest Concept for a second time, hinting the concept is probably going to be in overseas dealerships within a year.
This time the Everest was shown at the Bangkok International Auto Show today.
The ASEAN debut of the Ford Everest Concept, which is based on the global Ford Ranger, follows its global reveal in Sydney in August 2013.
It’s speculated the new SUV will be offered with several diesel engine options for the world market. (The Everest would fill the role of the new Explorer we have here inn the States.)
“The Ford Everest Concept shows the bold new direction that we envision for a mid-size, seven-seat SUV that has been designed for ASEAN and global markets,” said Matt Bradley, president, Ford ASEAN.
“Extending Ford’s unsurpassed heritage of creating class-defining SUVs, the Everest Concept features a stunning design that hints at its toughness and exceptional capability. And, like the current Everest, the production version of this next-generation SUV will be built right here in Thailand.”
The Ford Everest Concept builds on Ford’s SUV expertise and is aimed squarely at the global utility market, which grew 13 percent in 2013.
Thanks to its global strengths and growing lineup of products, Ford outpaced this rapidly growing segment in 2013, selling 1.2 million utility vehicles, up 35 percent from a year earlier.