We managed to catch a prototype of the new Ranger just a few days ago. However, that’s not the only vehicle that’s getting a new suit at the Australian soil. No, Blue Oval is also working on the 2018 Ford Everest (Endeavour). Judging by the spy shots, the SUV won’t get any drastic changes, but the mid-cycle facelift might include some revamps under the hood as well.
New styling and better equipment
As you can see, the testing model hides just the front end, so it’s pretty obvious what’s cooking. The most noticeable change is new fenders, which appear to be a bit more pronounced. This way, the SUV is becoming wider and robustious. The new face is covered up, yet we think it’s completely borrowed from the 2018 F-150 truck, so we know that it’s getting a new grille, restyled headlights, and redesigned bumper. Aside it’s getting different styling cues the front bumper appears to feature the new radar/LIDAR system with stereo cameras. This means that the 2018 Ford Everest should have an updated adaptive cruise control with autonomous emergency braking. But that’s won’t be the only technology update. No, we managed to spot something new on the door handles. It seems that the SUV also gets unlock request buttons. Plus, a start/stop button for keyless entry will be a standard part of SUV’s equipment. Inside, the 2018 Everest will definitely get a new 8.0-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system and perhaps new upholstery.
Under the hood
Even though some reports indicate that the 2018 Ford Everest might feature some sort of electrification under the hood, that’s not going to happen, at least not until now. Instead, the refreshed SUV might get some updates on the existing engine options. However, don’t expect any essential changes, but just a few additional horses here and there, or even a bit improved fuel economy.