Ford has also given the Ranger-based Everest a minor facelift for the 2021 model year. Since the two vehicles are mechanically related to each other, there’s a good chance that the upcoming Volkswagen Amarok-based Ranger will also share the same mechanical bits as the Ford Everest. So for now, consider the 2021 Ford Everest the last hurrah for the current generation model.
Exterior changes for the 2021 Ford Everest are very minor. This includes a new mesh grille that first appeared in the Everest Sport. Only this time, the mesh grille is finished in chrome rather than gloss black. In addition, the Everest nameplate has also been added at the edge of the hood. For the Trend variant, there’s a new 17-inch alloy wheel design to give it a more modern look. The rest of the design, however, carries over unchanged.
No interior changes have been made in the 2021 Ford Everest, though this new model also gets a revised SYNC3 infotainment system with a slightly improved user interface.
Since the Ford Everest just received a major powertrain upgrade last year, no engineering changes were made to improve its already impressive performance. At least in Thailand, the 2.2-liter diesel engine has now been discontinued. All the remains now are the new 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engines in two states of tune. The single turbo version produces 180 hp and 420 Nm while the twin-turbo version produces 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque. These engines are mated solely to a 10-speed automatic.
Ford Thailand has also introduced a new 10-year/150,000-kilometer powertrain warranty, which should give prospective buyers peace of mind if they plan to own the new Ford Everest.
The 2021 Ford Everest is now on sale in Thailand, and since our Everests are sourced from the aforementioned country, its arrival in the Philippine market will definitely happen sooner rather than later.