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1st Gear: The Ford Everest Is An SUV Built For Off-Roading
As you know, the Australian Ford is on the way out. Not Ford Australia as a division, but their unique homegrown cars. They have one last big trick up their sleeve before they go, and it's the seven-seat Ford Everest Concept SUV that's based on the Aussie Ford Ranger small truck. You remember small trucks, yes? We used to have those.