Ford has unveiled the updated 2019 Everest large SUV, following the debut of its ute stablemate, the Ranger, earlier this week.
The new Ford Everest now offers the next generation 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel powertrain with a new 10-speed automatic, backed by improved levels of driveability, smoothness and cabin refinement for touring both on- and off-road.
Subtly updated, the Everest’s exterior design has been refined with a new grille treatment incorporating a secondary grille texture against Everest’s chrome brightwork. HID headlights are now standard on the mid-spec Everest Trend, while the range-topping Everest Titanium features a new 20-inch split-spoke alloy wheel design.
Inside, a new ebony interior delivers a premium experience with soft-touch surfaces in contact points around the cabin improving comfort and quality.
Optional on Trend, and standard on Titanium, Ford’s new-generation 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel is coupled to a new 10-speed torque-convertor automatic to bring greater torque, improved fuel economy and a quieter drive.
The new engine pumps out 157kW at 3,750rpm and 500Nm at 1,750-2,000rpm – more power and torque than the 3.2-litre’s 147kW and 470Nm. With a towing capacity of 3,100kg, it can also now tow 100kg more than before. The Bi-Turbo offers a combined fuel economy of up to 6.9L/100km on Trend RWD.
The 3.2-litre turbo diesel with six-speed automatic powertrain will continue as standard on Everest Ambiente and Everest Trend.
Ride and handling is claimed to have improved, thanks to revised suspension geometry, while cabin quietness is also assured thanks to Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). On the Bi-Turbo Trend and Titanium, engine and transmission noise is said to be markedly quieter than the 3.2L thanks to an engineering focus on quiet operation, as well as advanced sound insulation.
On the safety front, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection and Vehicle Detection are available on selected models, with keyless entry and push-button start now standard across the range.
Trend and Titanium also gain hands-free power tailgate, a feature already available on Ford Escape Trend and Titanium.
Everest continues to offer reversing camera and rear parking sensors as standard, and available Active Park Assist (APA), reducing stress by enabling semi-automatic parking.
Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is now standard across the Everest range, including Bluetooth, built-in satellite navigation and an 8.0-inch touchscreen.
The 2019 Ford Everest is available now with 5 year, unlimited kilometre warranty, as standard.