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The third-generation Ford Everest is bound to make its Malaysian debut sometime later this year. Ahead of its launch, we now have the official brochure for the seven-seater SUV, thanks to paultan.org reader Joshua Ling Dee Sing.

On offer here are two variants – 2.2L Trend 4×2 and 3.2L Titanium 4×4 (top-spec), both of which are powered by turbodiesel power units. The former gets a 2.2 litre inline four-cylinder providing 160 PS at 3,200 rpm and 385 Nm at 1,600 to 2,500 rpm.

Meanwhile, the latter is fitted with a larger 3.2 litre inline five-cylinder that outputs 200 PS at 3,000 rpm and 470 Nm at 1,750 to 2,500 rpm. A six-speed SelectShift automatic is the standard transmission choice here, regardless of variant choice.

As the variant names suggest, the Trend will not come with Ford’s Terrain Management System (TMS) and locking rear differential. However, both items are standard on the Titanium, allowing it to better tackle off-road terrain. The TMS has four different modes – Road, Sand, Snow and Rock – all selectable via a dial next to the gear lever.


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On the exterior, the Titanium is differentiated from the Trend in many areas. For starters, the top-spec Everest gets 20-inch wheels whereas the Trend makes do with 18-inch options. As for lighting, xenon projector headlamps are fitted on the Titanium, which feature auto-leveling and LED DRLs. The Trend gets halogen projector units instead. Other minor dissimilarities include chromed side windows for the Titanium (Trend gets body-painted ones) and auto-sensing wipers.

Focusing on the cabin, the Titanium gets all the goodies here as well. Passengers seated in the second row will have access to rear air-con controls and a 230 V three-pin power socket.

Other amenities here include ambient lighting, an electrochromic rearview mirror, leather steering wheel and gear knob, 8-inch touchscreen display, SYNC 2 infotainment system (with 10 speakers), leather seats (8-way powered driver, 2-way manual passenger) and one-touch power-folding third row 50:50 split folding seats.

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These items will not be available on the Trend. Instead of an 8-inch SYNC infotainment touchscreen unit, it’ll get a 4.2-inch coloured display and standard multimedia system (with eight speakers), along with fabric seats (4-way manual driver, 2-way manual passenger) and manual-folding third-row 50:50 split-folding seats.

Safety-wise, the Titanium gets seven airbags (driver, front passenger, side, curtain, knee), while the Trend loses out on the side and curtain airbags (just three). Combined with the standard safety features on the Ranger-based Everest – Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS, seatbelt reminder and Isofix child seat anchor points, that’s good for a five-star ASEAN NCAP rating. Other tech bits like front and rear Park Assist sensors, a rearview camera and Ford’s MyKey are for the Titanium as well.

Of course, we shouldn’t assume that the brochure reflects the exact specifications we will be getting. We’ll have to wait for the official launch before this information is confirmed. Nonetheless, it does provide us with an insight as to what to expect. For a better insight on the new Ford Everest, check out our review of the seven-seater SUV in Chiang Rai, here.


GALLERY: 2015 Ford Everest driven in Chiang Rai