Ford adds RWD Everest Trend to 2017 Ford Everest range

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Ford has added the rear-wheel drive Everest Trend variant to the 2017 Ford Everest range.

Priced from $55,990 plus on-roads, the RWD Everest Trend is $5,000 less than the four-wheel drive variant and comes with the same 3.2-litre TDCi engine mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission generating 143kW of power and 470Nm of torque. Towing capacity remains unchanged at 3,000kg.

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The model also comes with the latest infotainment system with Ford’s SYNC3, boasting conversational voice recognition, faster performance, a new 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone-like ‘pinch and swipe’ capability, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The 2017 Escape will arrive in showrooms alongside the Everest RWD with improved fuel efficiency for the 2.0-litre EcoBoost models and driver assistance technologies.

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When compared with the Ford Kuga, the Escape has a sharper pricing of $28,490 plus on-roads for the entry level Ambiente model, with a front-wheel drive 1.5-litre Trend model broadening appeal with increased standard features.

2017 Ford Escape full pricing and specification here.

 

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