Ford Everest, Ranger rock the trails with off-road mods

Updated May 04, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Two of Australia’s major brands forge a partnership for off-roading fans.  

Ford’s Everest midsize SUV and Ranger midsize pickup were built to keep going even when the tarmac ends, sharing the robust T6 ladder-frame platform and a potent powertrain. Now, additional hardware upgrades make them even more ready to take on the trails.

Ford Everest

Ford Australia is collaborating with off-road brand ARB 

In the Australian market, Ford has teamed up with off-road brand ARB to outfit the current-generation Everest and Ranger with specialized equipment. ARB parts will be sold through the Ford Licensed accessories program, making them available for customers who want to put more muscle into their rigs.  

“A lot of our customers have told us they’d love to be able to access a wider range of quality off-road accessories through our dealership network,” said Ford Australia President and CEO Andrew Birkic. “This collaboration will mean they can head off-road safely with access to a range of ARB accessories.”  

Ford Ranger

All ARB accessories for the two models have passed Ford standards  

The deal allows ARB to complement Ford’s accessory options with those that the carmaker currently does not stock or offer as an available feature, such as winches and additional suspension options. Ford engineers have validated ARB components as being compatible with existing vehicle systems, and the parts have been tested in a number of locations including Ford’s You Yangs proving grounds.

All additional components will be sold under the ARB brand and will carry the same 5-year/unlimited mileage warranty as Ford’s in-house accessory line. They will also be available in, and installed by, select Ford dealerships.

Everest and Ranger

A similar partnership is expected in other markets where the two companies are present

The partnership being launched in Australia seems apt as this was where Ford designed and engineered the current Everest and Ranger. It’s also ARB’s home market, where it is considered the largest manufacturer of aftermarket 4WD accessories. Both companies have a global presence in other territories such as the United States, Thailand, and Europe, which means that this alliance could expand to other markets.

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Ford Everest

<p>The Ford Everest is the leading SUV within the market because of its matchless outstanding comfort, performance, and bold and rugged style. It is a midsize SUV that acquired a new level of refinement and rugged capability for its mid-cycle alteration. At present, it offers modern technology, stylish design combinations, touted premium interior refinement, and balanced on-road and off-road capability. Thus, the American SUV maintains its place as one of the best sellers for Blue Oval.</p> <p>Since it is an SUV, it&nbsp;is assembled on a true body-on-frame chassis paired with a wading capacity of 800 mm. It allows the vehicle to take on different terrains without difficulty and a ground clearance of 225 mm. As a result,&nbsp;it is known as one of the toughest SUVs in the segment. In the Philippines, the second-generation Ford Everest model competes with the sorts of <a href="" title="Toyota Fortuner Philkotse Car Guide">Toyota Fortuner</a>, <a href="" title="Mitsubishi Montero Sport Philkotse Car Guide">Mitsubishi Montero Sport</a>, and <a href="" title="Isuzu mu-X Philkotse Car Guide">Isuzu mu-X</a>. The 7-seater midsize SUV is suitable for uneven or rough mountainous region driving like the Cavite and Quezon province areas.</p>

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Joseph Paolo Estabillo

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Joseph has been a member of various car clubs since he got his driver's license in 2004 – old enough to remember riding in taxicabs with analog meters, but his fascination with cars goes way back. After nearly two decades of working in broadcast media, he shifted gears by coming on board as Philkotse’s first Filipino member and staff writer in 2017.

Apart from his role in Philkotse as Content Team Lead, Joseph has written episodes for Drive, which has been airing on CNN Philippines for five seasons running. He has also delivered content for various car dealerships based in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Jeep, Dodge, among others.

Keeping his hopes high and his revs low, he dreams about owning a Kei car when he retires. Hates slow parkers.

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