Similar in concept to the Ford Raider released in the 1990s, the Ford Everest is a midsize SUV. It shares the same platform with the Ford Ranger, even sharing 60% of its components with the pickup truck. The first generation of the Ford Everest was based on the fifth-generation Mazda B-series pickup just like the Ranger. The front end was also similar to the Ranger it was based on but featured an SUV body with more seating capacity and a visible spare tire on the tailgate.
The second-generation Everest was launched in 2006. It’s still based on the Ranger, which was also based on the Mazda BT-50 during that time. In 2009, the second-generation Ford Everest was refreshed, primarily seen on its front end, a new rear light cluster, and an updated interior. With its utilitarian body and capable powertrain, the Everest served as a Protected Light Utility Vehicle by the Singapore Guards.
In 2015, the third generation of the Ford Everest would arise with the biggest changes in the midsize SUV. Based on the Ford Ranger T6 designed in Australia, the Thai-built Ford Everest is sold in the Asia-Pacific and South African Markets. Just like its pickup brother, it is designed and engineered by Ford Australia. Variants include 4x2 and 4x4 with either a four-cylinder 2.2-liter or a five-cylinder 3.2-liter diesel engines. The overall design language used in the third-generation Everest followed Ford’s current Kinetic design shared with the Ecosport, Kuga, and Edge.
A facelifted version of the Ford Everest was revealed in Thailand in 2018. Ford Philippines finally brought in the facelifted in 2019, powered by a 2.0-liter engine from the Ranger variants. It's available in both biturbo and single turbo variants, initially coming in with the Titanium trim only.