A single teaser photo shows us the grille and headlight design, while a short video (above) shows the new model testing in the Australian Outback.
The 2015 Everest was first unveiled in concept form in August last year, with Ford keen to underline the high level of involvement from its local design and engineering teams.
Although the road-going production model is yet to be revealed, the final design is not expected to be radically different from the concept version.
Ford says its teasers hint at the Everest’s “capabilities and premium smart features”, in a locally-developed model designed for the entire Asia-Pacific region.
Described by Ford as "rugged, refined and amazingly capable", the Everest clearly has the Nissan Patrol and Toyota Landcruiser in its sights.
While the Territory, and its expected replacement, fill the 'soft-roader' slot in Ford Australia showrooms, the Everest has heavy-duty off-road work stamped onto its job description - or, in Ford-speak: “extraordinary journeys far off the beaten path”.
“This is our vision of a large, seven-seat off-road vehicle that exemplifies how Ford’s ‘One Ford’ vehicle philosophy can apply for a vehicle created for Asia-Pacific,” Ford Design Centre Director, Todd Willing, said.
“The Everest is also further proof of the world-class design expertise here in Melbourne. Many of the talented team who worked on Everest and continue to work on other Ford vehicles have been educated right here in Victoria. Everyone at Ford is very proud of this new SUV.”
TMR will be there as the 2015 Ford Everest is revealed in Beijing on November 13; stay tuned for more.
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