The new version of the Ford Everest SUV was revealed by Ford Philippines yesterday, and chief among the changes is the adoption of the mighty power plant of the American brand’s Ranger Raptor pickup in one of its only two variants (both of which are diesel-powered).
The Everest 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo Titanium+ 4×4 AT (retailing for P2.299 million) receives the same engine as the Ranger Raptor pickup. The other variant is the Everest 2.0-liter Turbo Titanium 4×2 AT (P1.995 million)
Both engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission promising improved fuel efficiency and better acceleration. The Titanium+ delivers 213ps and 500Nm, while the Titanium outputs 180ps and 420Nm.
“The Ford Everest was launched in the Philippine market in 2003, at a time when the demand for SUVs was still on the rise,” said Ford Philippines managing director PK “Uma” Umanshankar. “The Everest redefined the SUV segment with its bold design, advanced technology, and stunning off-road and on-road capabilities.”
The executive expressed confidence that new Everest will continue to build on its reputation here “as one of the smartest and safest SUVs in its class.”
The new Ford Everest’s powertrain, says Ford, only entails a once-a-year scheduled maintenance, instead of two, paving the way to lower cost and a better ownership experience.
The new Everest boasts segment-leading driver-assist technologies (DATs) that make it ideal for city driving and enhance its abilities off road.
Smart keyless entry and a push-to-start button have been made standard across the new Everest range for added convenience in addition to a hands-free liftgate which can automatically opens and closes the liftgate with a simple kicking motion of the foot under the rear bumper.
Parking has also been made easier with Active Park Assist to help drivers find parallel parking spaces then automatically steering the vehicle to a parking slot, with the driver’s hands off the steering wheel. Only the gears, accelerator, and brake need to be controlled.
The new Everest’s 4WD Terrain Management System assures maximum traction regardless of surface. Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist uses Inter-Urban Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Vehicle Detection, a first-in-class feature that detects pedestrians and vehicles and alerts via an audible and visual warning to bring the Everest to a complete stop to help mitigate rear-end collisions and road-traffic collisions with pedestrians.
SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility powers the new Everest, predicated on an eight-inch full-color touchscreen and reversing camera. On top of standard built-in navigation, SYNC 3 is compatible with the use of Waze and Google Maps, proving useful when venturing beyond mobile coverage areas.
Other segment-leading advanced driver assistance technologies include:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Keeping System
- Forward Collision Warning System
- Driver Alert System
- Auto High Beam Control
- BLIS – Blind Spot Information System comes equipped with Cross Traffic Alert
- Rear View Camera and Parking Sensors
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is a unique feature that helps assure cabin quietness. Engine and transmission noise is less, while sound insulation has been improved.
The Everest has a Panoramic Moonroof, and its grille has been refined with a new treatment, “incorporating a secondary grille texture against Everest’s chrome HID headlights.” The new edition has a redesigned bumper, and a new 20-inch split-spoke alloy wheel design with darker wheel accents. The cabin sports a new ebony interior theme, which imbues a more premium feel.
The new Everest comes in six colors: Diffused Silver, Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, Arctic White, Meteor Gray, and Sunset Red. The SUV will be available in Ford dealerships in Metro Manila starting August 10, 2019 and within the month in other Ford dealerships in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Ford Island Conquest and exclusive launch offer
People can test-drive this new Everest through a specialized course showcasing its key features and capabilities (such as 800-mm water wading) at the Ford Island Conquest (FIC) at Megatent Events Venue in Libis, Quezon City this August 10 and 11, 2019. Those reserving at the two-day event can get free five-year periodic maintenance service and an all-weather cargo liner.
Those who reserve an EcoSport, Mustang, Ranger Wildtrak XLT or XLS, Explorer or Expedition that are also on display during the event get a chance to earn an additional cash discount as much as P100,000 on top of the existing Truck Month and Big Deal offers. Over P1 million worth of cash discounts and premium items will be given to customers reserving their Ford vehicles at the event.
“With Ford’s heritage and global expertise in designing class-leading SUVs, we are confident that customers will see and experience the new Everest the way we designed it – with greater capability, enhanced safety, and improved efficiency, once again setting the benchmark in the country’s mid-size SUV segment,” said Ryan Lorenzo, marketing director of Ford Philippines.
To know more about the new Ford Everest, visit www.ford.com.ph/suvs/everest or any Ford dealer.