FORD has brought out in Australia, the birthplace of the present Ranger pickup, the Everest Concept SUV.
Along with the Ranger-based Everest, the global carmaker also announced several all-new models that are set to land on Australian showrooms between now and 2017.
But besides the Australia-specific models, Ford Motor Co. Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields also unveiled the Everest Concept, a rugged, seven-seat sport-ute meant for the global market—including the Philippines. Fields said the concept vehicle is being developed by the company’s design and product team in Australia, and is forecast to “enhance Ford’s already strong SUV lineup.”
“This is our vision for a large, seven-seat off-road SUV to allow our customers to take on the world,” Fields said. “We believe our customers will love the distinctive design, which clearly showcases the Everest Concept’s exceptional off-road capability and toughness.”
The Ford exec noted the new concept is “unmistakably a new member of the Ford family” as the vehicle flaunts an inverted trapezoid grille, dynamic window graphics and a sculptured profile. Its contemporary look, according to Ford, suggests ruggedness while its high ground clearance is not only purposeful but true to the carmaker’s fun-to-drive DNA.