2014 Guangzhou Auto Show: Ford Everest SUV debuts in China
Published on November 21, 2014 by Joey Wang
The new Ford Everest SUV had its public debut on the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show, after its media-debut last week in Beijing. The Ford Everest is a large body-on-frame SUV developed for Asian markets developed to take on cars like the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Nissan X-Trail.
Dashboard impresses, especially for a Ford. Nice fit and finish. Mid-sized LCD screen in the center console. The instrument binnacle consists of a analogue speedo and two smaller LCD screens. Shiploads of buttons on steering wheel.
The Everest is a seven seat SUV with a 2+3+2 configuration. This is the second row.
The Ford Everest will be available with three engines: a 2.0 turbocharged Ecoboost four-cylinder petrol with 238hp and 360nm, a 2.2 turbocharged Duratorq four-cylinder diesel engine with 150hp and 385nm, and a 3.2 turbocharged Duratorq diesel engine with 200hp and 470nm. Transmissions are a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, sending power to all-four wheels.
The Everest is manufactured in China by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture. Mass production is set to start near the end of the year with a launch on the Chinese car market in Q1 2015. Price will range from around 300.000 to 450.000 yuan.
The Jiangling-Ford joint venture currently makes the Ford Transit and Ford Transit Classic, and will add the Ford Explorer and the Ford Transit Connect to the line-up in the near future.
The Everest is the third made-in-China Ford SUV after the smaller Kuga and Ecosport, which are both manufactured by Changan-Ford, Ford’s other Chinese joint venture.
Impressive front with a giant heavily chromed grille will no-doubt impress Chinese car buyers.
Still more chrome at the back. Bumper almost hip.
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