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2022 Ford Everest 4x4 takes shape! Reveal confirmed for Australia's new Isuzu MU-X and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV rival based on 2022 Ford Ranger ute

The next-generation Everest shown here unsurprisingly looks like the related T6.2 Ranger.

Ford has given us our first official – and best – look yet at the next-generation Everest large SUV, which is based on the recently revealed ‘T6.2’ Ranger mid-size ute that was designed and engineered in Australia.

Unsurprisingly, the above video and below images show the new Everest and Ranger have a lot in common, with the former following the latter’s lead with a front fascia’s that’s akin to the smaller Maverick and larger F-Series pick-ups.

Where things get more interesting, though, is at the rear end, where the Everest stands out from Ford’s LCV crowd with a tailgate that’s punctuated by chunky tail-lights with segmented ‘hockey stick’ graphics. They’re linked by a bar.

Yep, the camouflage doesn’t leave a lot of the Everest’s exterior to the imagination, but we won’t have to wait long to see it in the metal, as Ford has confirmed it will be officially revealed in the first quarter of next year.

Of note, we’re yet to get a look at the Everest’s interior, but it’s safe to assume it will also be very similar to that of the Ranger, with a vertical touchscreen measuring up to 12.0 inches in size expected alongside a digital instrument cluster and Ford’s Sync4 multimedia system.

Also anticipated for the Everest is the Ranger’s new flagship turbo-diesel engine option, a 3.0-litre Power Stroke V6 with an anticipated 190kW of power and 600Nm of torque – outputs that would reset the segment benchmark.

Yep, the Isuzu MU-X and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and other ute-based large SUVs are on notice, with the Everest set to also offer a familiar but upgraded 2.2-litre twin-turbo diesel four-cylinder engine.

Either way, a 10-speed torque-converter automatic transmission should be fitted, with the four-cylinder getting a part-time four-wheel-drive system, while the V6 instead goes with a permanent set-up.

Ford Australia is yet to confirm local timing for the Everest’s release, but expect its launch to go down later in 2022, following the Ranger’s mid-year arrival. Stay tuned.