Ford has presented its Everest SUV concept at the Beijing motor show.

Confirmed as previewing a new seven-seat production car for the Chinese market, the Everest is a mid-size SUV with a focus on off-road ability. It will likely be made by Ford's joint venture partner in the country, JMC.

Styled by Ford's design team in Australia, the concept "offers beautiful design, premium refinement and rugged capabilities in equal measure," according to Ford's Chinese boss John Lawler.

"A vehicle like the Ford Everest concept would be a great addition to our growing stable of SUVs," he added.

Ford's corporate front-end styling features, including the firm's large trapezoidal front grille that sits alongside a prominent lower front bumper. The firm describes the Everest as being "a highly capable vehicle that is equally at home in the city or off-road".

The Everest concept is based on the Ford's Ranger pick-up.

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