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Ford reveals Everest SUV pricing and spec details
New powertrains, safety kit, suspension tweaks for updated Ford Everest range
31 Jul 2018
FORD Australia has revealed pricing for its updated Everest large SUV range that adds the Ranger Raptor powertrain, new active safety technology, additional kit and an extended warranty to the line-up.
Hitting showrooms in September, the Everest’s pricing has been updated, with the entry-level Ambiente increasing by $1200 to $49,190 plus on-road costs for the rear-drive, five-seat version, while the only Trend variant to use the 3.2-litre five-pot diesel engine has increased by $1000.
Meanwhile, the top-spec Titanium, offered only with seven seats, all-wheel drive and the twin-turbo 2.0-litre Raptor powerplant, has gone down in price by $1000 to $73,990.
The aforementioned Raptor powerplant replaces the previously range-wide 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine on the Titanium, while two of the three mid-spec Trand variants now also come with the 157kW/500Nm four-cylinder engine mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission.
All Ambientes continue to employ the 3.2-litre five pot that outputs 143kW (down 4kW) and 470Nm, teamed to a six-speed auto.
The entry-level variant gains Ford’s Sync3 multimedia system with satellite navigation and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, projected onto an 8.0-inch colour touchscreen and teamed to a new 10-speaker audio system with DAB+ digital radio.
Other new features for Ambiente include halogen headlamps with manual levelling and daytime running lights, folding side mirrors, smart keyless entry, a laminated acoustic windscreen, push-button start, new gear shifter and a refreshed, darker cabin and interior finishes.
This is on top of existing specification such as trailer sway control, 17-inch alloys, body-coloured bumpers, door handles and mirrors, LED tail-lights, 4.2-inch instrument cluster screen, dual-zone climate control, power windows, reversing camera and rear parking sensors.
The Ambiente is available with the choice of rear- or four-wheel drive, and five- or seven-seat configurations.
The mid-spec Trend is offered with the twin-turbo 2.0-litre engine in rear- or all-paw seven-seat guise, while the 3.2-litre engine is offered with four-wheel-drive and seven seats only. Opting for the 2.0-litre adds an extra 100kg of braked towing capacity, up to 3100kg.
New to the Trend is autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign assist, HID headlamps with auto-levelling, LED daytime running lights, power tailgate, leather-accented seat trim, eight-way power driver’s seat with manual lumbar adjust and leather-trimmed gear shifter.
In addition to the new features, the Trend comes with 18-inch alloys, chrome front grille, automatic high beam, rain-sensing wipers, head-up display, silver roof rails, front floor mats, leather-trimmed steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and lane departure warning.
The top-spec Titanium, along with the 2.0-litre engine, gains new 20-inch rims, a tow bar as standard, and a leather-trimmed handbrake as new.
Other standard spec on the Titanium includes running boards with chrome side inserts, chrome door handles and exterior mirrors, active park assist, sunroof with power blind, heated front seats, power-folding third-row seats, ambient lighting, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert and tyre pressure monitor.
Options include prestige paint for $600 on Ambiente and Trend and $760 on Titanium, a tow bar for $1000 on Ambiente and Trend, and no-cost options including manual-adjustment cloth seats for Trend and smaller 18-inch hoops for Titanium.
The range now comes with a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty, which includes sat-nav map updates, and Ford’s low price tyre guarantee.
Mild visual updates have also been made to the Everest, including a new front grille with horizontal louvres on higher-spec variants, as well as an updated bumper and fascia design.
Through the first half of the year, Ford has sold 2779 examples of the Everest, up 31.1 per cent for the year in a segment that has fallen 4.7 per cent.
It trails primary rivals such as the Isuzu MU-X (4385) and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (3399), but leads the likes of Toyota Fortuner (1791), Holden Trailblazer (1362) and LDV D90 (187).
2018 Ford Everest pricing*
*Excludes on-road costs
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