As Ford Australia continues to reinvent itself in its new role as an importer, rather than a carmaker, its SUV line is one that really needs to succeed to give the company a solid footing to move forward.

Launched in 2015, the Everest wagon is based on the same chassis as the company's successful Ranger ute series, and shares many of its mechanicals, apart from a rear coil-spring suspension system, replacing the ute's leaf spring arrangement in the interests of comfort.

The line-up is comprised of the base level Ambiente in rear- and four-wheel drive (4WD) and five- and seven-seat layouts, the seven-seat Trend in rear- and 4WD, and the top-spec Titanium, which comes as a seven-seat 4WD as standard.