Mid-size SUV concept previews future production model for China, as Ranger-based Everest makes its Beijing debut

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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21 April 2014
This is a bit bland but has some styling cues from the F-150 trucks and looks more like a Ford than the current Explorer. However, the Explorer came out a good year ahead of the new Range Rover and the RR has a few nods to the Ford with the front and rear light treatments so perhaps the Explorer isn't so bad after all.

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