Next Gen Ford Everest Teased, But Is Middle East Intro Imminent?

Set to arrive in the first quarter of 2022, the rugged but refined Ford Everest has been teased in camouflage. A truck-based SUV with a stiffer wagon body and more road-oriented coil springs rather than the leaf springs employed by its Ford Ranger donor, the could well be one of Ford’s best offerings. A somewhat less stylized would-be alternative to the recent Bronco and potential direct competitor to the likes of the Nissan Xterra and Toyota Fortuner, the Everest has so far not been offered in Middle East markets. However, one could speculate that this might soon change and whether a regional debut I one the card in coming months, given below press release, recently issued by Ford Middle East.

– Press Release –

Hide and Seek: Next-Gen Everest Enters Final Testing Stage

16 December 2021, Dubai, UAE – Engineered for any adventure and designed for comfort, the next-gen Everest builds on its award-winning capability to provide the performance and versatility customers told us they needed to take on life.

As the next-gen Everest enters the final testing phase of Ford’s global testing program, it’s been dressed to hide in plain sight. Wearing a digitised camouflage designed by Lee Imrie, exterior designer at Ford Australia, some of Everest’s key visual design cues will remain hidden until it is revealed in the first quarter of 2022.

Even at night, the cloaked next-gen Everest will stand out thanks to clever reflective strips in the camouflage.

“We created an artistic pattern that hints at adventure,” said Imrie. “The camouflage consists of a series of rectangles tilted on a 45-degree angle that were inspired by mountain peaks.

“We make sure the vehicle design remains hidden by designing the camouflage pieces in isolation. This means when it’s applied to the vehicle it’s a completely random pattern.”

The colour of the camouflage is just as important as keeping the vehicle hidden, according to Imrie, and is based on three colours: Meteor Grey, Black and White.

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