The Ford Everest The SUV has been on sale for about five months now, and off-road accessory companies are finally starting to roll out tough add-ons to compete with factory-backed ARB accessories.
Australian company TJM has revealed a range of “road trip ready” accessories to suit the 2023 Ford Everest SUV, including suggested retail prices.
The off-road accessory company initially offered a variety of cow bars, under body guards and snorkels. It is expected that more accessories will be offered in the future.
All of the early TJM accessories for the Everest are also compatible with the related Ranger ute.
TJM says all its new-generation Everest and Ranger accessories have undergone “rigorous and class-leading testing to ensure they are exceptionally capable in extreme Australian conditions”.
As previously reported, Ford’s partnership with ARB sees it offer a range of factory-supported accessories for the new Everest and Ranger under its Ford Licensed Accessories Programme.
These ARB-branded accessories are covered by the same five-year, unlimited kilometer warranty as the vehicle itself, provided it is purchased and installed through a Ford dealer.
TJM accessories are not covered under this same agreement with Ford.
All prices detailed below are suggested retail prices and do not include fitting and shipping.
- Black steel bull bars in the interior: $3090
- Venturer bull bar black steel: $3350
- Venturer loop black steel: $270
The ARB Summit Sahara MKII main bull bar costs $3405 when purchased through ARB.
Lower body protection
- Front underbody guard & black sump steel: $610
ARB advertises its Under Vehicle Armor for $1225 when purchased through ARB.
- Airtec black polyethylene wedgetail snorkel kit: $599
- Airtec black polyethylene snorkel kit: $599
The ARB Safari V-Spec Snorkel costs $638 when purchased through ARB.
In terms of rival brands, Ironman 4×4 has already revealed its range of off-road accessories for the new generation Everest. It has showcased its new Raid bull bars exclusively on its social media.
Although it’s only been on sale for a few months, Ford Australia announced new pricing and revised specs for the Everest in October last year for the so-called MY23.5.
Prices increased by $649, depending on the variant, and Ford introduced a new Sport 4×2 Bi-Turbo variant.
The Everest range now starts at $53,290 before on-road costs for Ambiente 4×2 Bi-Turbo five seatsand extends to $77,530 before on-road costs for Platinum 4×4 V6.
The optional Touring Pack available on Trend 4×4 and Sport 4×4 variants now gets black standing roof rails and is $350 more expensive at $2300. Prestige paint across the range is also $25 more at $700.
The flagship Everest Platinum now features steel underbody protection as standard, along with a black painted roof.
Production of the MY23.5 Ford Everest is expected to begin in March 2023. The existing MY22 Everest variant will continue to be offered at a pre-update price until production ends in February next year.
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