Ford on Thursday launched the Everest, a new seven-seat family sport utility vehicle, at the 24th Bangkok International Motor Show, the second-largest motor show in the Asia-Pacific region. The new SUV debuts in Thailand and ultimately will be available in more than 50 countries. Powered by either a four-cylinder 2.5-litre turbodiesel or a four-pot 2.6 petrol engine with two- or four-wheel drive and manual or automatic transmission, the Everest has standard anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution, dual front driver and passenger airbags, 'Synchro' action foldable second row seat for claimed best-in-class access to third row seats, one-hand side-opening rear tailgate, side step bar, foldable third row seat for extra cargo space; and a dual climate control air conditioning system for front and rear passengers developed to cope with tropical climates.