Ford Everest update brings bi-turbo diesel, 10-speed auto and a wealth of new tech
The Ford Everest has come in for a makeover for 2019. Key changes for the Ford Everest update include an all-new 2.0 litre twin turbo four-cylinder turbo diesel – the 3.2 five is gone – that produces 500Nm and is mated to an all-new 10 speed auto. The engine is frugal too, with Ford claiming that the rear-wheel drive Everest Trend consumes just 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres on a combined cycle.
Towing capacity has increased to a decent 3,100kg.
The Everest update brings inter-urban safety technology such as Autonomous Emergency Braking and pedestrian and vehicle detection all of which are standard on the Everest Trend and Titanium. Trend and Titanium models also gain a power tailgate as standard.
Keyless entry and push button start and standard across the new Everest range. Automatic parking is available on some Everest update models.
Ford’s latest SYNC3 infotainment system is standard across the range and incorporates an 8.0 inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation. These are in conjunction with the reversing camera and parking sensors that have been carried over from the previous model.
Customers also get seven years’ worth of free map updates when scheduled services are completed at Ford dealers.
Cosmetically, there’s a revised front with a new grille, the Trend gets HID headlights and the Titanium gets new 20 inch wheels. Inside, there’s new materials and a choice of a new interior colour, ebony.
The Ford Everest update was led by Ford Australia’s design and engineering teams and they implemented changes based on customer feedback “Everest is still a relatively new nameplate in Australia, but we’ve seen a positive response from customers as we’ve honed the line-up based on their passionate feedback,” said Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford Australia.
“The response has been fantastic, and we’re grateful that our Australian-led designed and engineered Everest has become a choice for off-road enthusiasts as well as those looking to tow their weekend project. We’ve found Everest owners are a dedicated, passionate group, and we’re pleased it evokes such a response.”