The Ford Everest has been given the Mustang's 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine.
Straight away we can tell you that it's not for the SA market as we're adopting a diesel-only approach for the 7-seater bakkie-based SUV. This engine change is earmarked for the Chinese market and will give the Everest some muscle.
The engine is the 2.3-litre EcoBoost, a motor we've sampled in the Ford Mustang as well as the 3rd-gen Ford Focus RS. It produces 202 kW and 455 Nm, easily surpassing its oil-burning siblings. Like the diesel Everests we've experienced on numerous occasions, it too features the 10-speed automatic gearbox.
Do you think there's place for petrol-powered Ford Everests in our market?