The new generation of Ford’s capable body-on-frame SUV is here, better than ever. It debuted recently in Australia and other common markets, where this nameplate has been in use for more than two decades. There is a completely new design but that doesn’t mean that the Blue Oval company is done with novelties. According to some sources, the 2024 Ford Everest will also bring interesting novelties, even though it will represent the second production year of the new generation.
These sources suggest a new powertrain option, electrified! Yes, the 2024 Ford Everest is expected to come with a new, plug-in hybrid powertrain, though the exact details are still unavailable. On the other hand, the rest of the design is expected to carry on in the same way, without bigger design changes.
Despite the potential novelty, we don’t believe that the 2024 Ford Everest could arrive before the last quarter of 2023.
2024 Ford Everest Could Get a Hybrid Powertrain
Without any doubt, this would be the biggest novelty for the 2024 Ford Everest. If we can trust the latest reports, the Blue Oval company is about to introduce a completely new plug-in hybrid. Namely, the PHEV system from the Explorer, based on a twin-turbo V6 seems way too powerful for Everest. On the other hand, the Maverick’s system is underpowered for a vehicle like this. Therefore, the new system will most likely be based on a turbo-four engine.
The rest of the lineup is expected to carry on in the same way. We expect to see base models equipped with a familiar 2.0-liter turbodiesel, which puts out around 154kW (210hp) and 500Nm of torque and comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This three-row SUV is also available with a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which was used in the F-150 until a few years ago. That engine puts out quite an impressive 186kW (250hp) and 590 Nm of torque. In some parts of the world, the Everest is also offered in a gasoline version, with a 2.3-liter turbo-four with around 270 horsepower.
Details about the new hybrid powertrain are still unavailable. On the other hand, both diesel units are quite efficient. The base 2.0-liter unit if good for a pretty impressive 8.3 L/100km, while the V6 usually returns a little bit over 10 L/100km. The petrol version usually consumes between 10 and 11 liters per 100km.
2024 Ford Everest Design
On the other hand, this aspect definitely won’t bring any changes. The new generation has just arrived and it brought notable improvement over the previous generation, even though it rides on the same T6 platform. The chassis, however, has been updated and now offers notably better ride quality, whether it’s about comfort or handling.
Naturally, there is also the new styling, which has a lot in common with the new Ranger, especially at the front. The overall body shape didn’t change much from the previous generation. There is a classic SUV layout, with a bold and massive look, also equipped with a full load of off-road features, including a full-time 4×4 drivetrain, locking differential and more.
Although the new generation didn’t lose any of its rugged nature, it is notably more refined, especially from the inside. The new cabin has much more to offer, especially when it comes to interior quality, which utilizes much finer materials than before, along with more attractive aesthetics and numerous tech features. Of course, the most prominent are new screens, starting from the massive vertically-oriented touchscreen, digital instrument cluster etc.
In terms of seating configuration, things remained largely unchanged. Base models come with two rows of seats and a capacity of five. The third row is optional and although typically tight for the segment, it can still be pretty useful. We particularly like the new front seat, which is more massive than before, more comfortable and more supportive.
2024 Ford Everest Release Date
We expect that the 2024 Ford Everest will arrive sometime in the last quarter of this year. Of course, the competition will remain the same, in the form of models like the Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Isuzu MU-X etc.