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Ford Ranger-based SUV spied winter testing ahead of this year's launch



The prototype spotted here wears a lot of white camo to hide most of the styling and it's likely a low-end version so we believe the final product will look a lot better, especially in higher-spec variants.

It should be noted Ford has previewed this model in August 2013 with the Everest concept created in Australia and at that point they said the car will "set a new benchmark among SUVs" while at the same time delivering great "off-road capability and toughness."

http://www.worldcarfans.com/114021470229/ford-ranger-based-suv-spied-winter-testing-ahead-of-this
 

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seems to me, from that photo, that the Everest is even smaller than the Explorer
(anyone have dimensions of either this OR the Concept?)
I'd be very interested to see those numbers!
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the Exped/Navi goes from 223.3/131.0" to 208.4/119.0" [ovl/wlb]
(anyone know older versions' numbers? ...or the F-150's? (I don't track truck dimensions))
and I'm wondering about just HOW the #s relate to the trucks' donor-numbers...
 

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That photo is the old mule with a Ranger front and Territory back end. The new Everest will look like the Everest Concept we already saw.



Which would fit nicely below the Explorer and allow Ford to get back some of the off road cred that it has lost.

With just one consumer brand, Ford may need to double up on it's vehicle options under the Ford brand.

Adding the Fiesta 3-door, Ranger(Toyota/Nissan), Everest(Jeep), S-MAX(Toyota/Honda/Fiat) and Escort(Nissan) to the NA market would help fill the gaps dominated by the competition, without the expense of adding another brand.
 

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esp-since
the Exped/Navi goes from 223.3/131.0" to 208.4/119.0" [ovl/wlb]
(anyone know older versions' numbers? ...or the F-150's? (I don't track truck dimensions))
and I'm wondering about just HOW the #s relate to the trucks' donor-numbers...
Navigator:
1998 model: 119in wheelbase 204.8in length
2003 model: 118.8in wheelbase 206-207.5in length
2007 model: 119/131in wheelbase 208.4/223.3in length
2015 model: not sure about the wheelbase I guess the same - 207.4/222.3in length

Expedition:
1998 model: 119in wheelbase 204.6in length
2003 model: 119in wheelbase 205.8in length
2007 model: 119/131in wheelbase 206.5/221.3in length

the F150 is a bit more difficult haha Wikipedia?? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_F-Series
 

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That photo is the old mule with a Ranger front and Territory back end. The new Everest will look like the Everest Concept we already saw.



Which would fit nicely below the Explorer and allow Ford to get back some of the off road cred that it has lost.

With just one consumer brand, Ford may need to double up on it's vehicle options under the Ford brand.

Adding the Fiesta 3-door, Ranger(Toyota/Nissan), Everest(Jeep), S-MAX(Toyota/Honda/Fiat) and Escort(Nissan) to the NA market would help fill the gaps dominated by the competition, without the expense of adding another brand.
That looks so good! Much better than the Explorer IMO.
 

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...With just one consumer brand, Ford may need to double up on it's vehicle options under the Ford brand.

Adding the Fiesta 3-door, Ranger(Toyota/Nissan), Everest(Jeep), S-MAX(Toyota/Honda/Fiat) and Escort(Nissan) to the NA market would help fill the gaps dominated by the competition, without the expense of adding another brand.
otoh
I wonder just how many models is TOO many for one brand's dealerships to handle??
(naturally I want Merc to return)
 

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seems to me, from that photo, that the Everest is even smaller than the Explorer
(anyone have dimensions of either this OR the Concept?)
Expect the Upcoming Everest to still be smaller than the current Explorer.

Even if the new Everest grows bigger than the current model, we know that the front structure as well as the front doors are shared with the new T6 Ranger.
The T6 Ranger is about half a foot narrower than the Explorer (72.8in vs 78.9in), about the same width as the new Fusion/Mondeo.
This is quite noticable when you see the T6 Ranger parked next to the current Ford Explorer (both are sold in my country).

*The current Everest (minus the external rear mounted spare) is roughly the same size as the previous Explorer, but with a higher ride height giving it more of an off-roader stance.
 
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