On the Seattle streets we have seen many crossovers - the Escape, the Explorer, the Expedition. Never, however, has the Everest revved its way downtown. This platform has instead confined itself to Australia, anchoring Ford’s international brand.
This may soon change.
According to The Drive, the 2018 Everest was recently seen on Ford’s Michigan proving grounds. The crossover - which has never been shipped stateside - was glimpsed by spy photographers, and the resulting images have caused much confusion. Is this platform finally coming to America?
The answer remains unclear.
Despite the best efforts of several critics, Ford would neither confirm nor deny the presence of the Everest - and this has led to intense speculation that a launch is indeed planned. Should that prove true, Seattle will be able to sample premium performance. This crossover boasts a 3.2L five-cylinder engine, which yields 190 HP and 346 lb.-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission promises smooth shifting, while integrated Terrain Management technology seamlessly adapts to every road (it utilizes custom drive-modes to control both acceleration and traction, preventing under-steerage on even the steepest inclines). To further impress, a 6,660 towing capacity provides optimum all-terrain fun, accommodating ATV toys and sporting equipment with ease.
Will the Everest come to Seattle? Only Ford can say - but our team remains hopeful that this SUV will become a consumer favorite. To learn more contact us today!