The Ford Everest large SUV range will see the addition of a new variant in the form of the Everest Sport 4WD from late 2019.
Bringing a touch of sportiness to its styling, the Everest Sport will be positioned between the mid-spec Everest Trend and the range-topping Everest Titanium models in the model year 2020 line-up.
Visually distinguishing features of the Everest Sport include a mesh front grille design finished in black, with ‘Everest’ lettering spread above the grille.
New Bi-LED headlights are part of the upgraded High Performance Lighting system, which provides 17 percent greater lighting penetration, and a 20 percent greater penetration in high-beam mode, which the Sport’s standard automatic high-beam feature can deliver without driver input. Distinguished by a rectangular lamp design, the High Performance Lighting system will also be standard on Everest Trend and Titanium from December 2019.
The Everest Sport’s exterior upgrades also see the lower bumper sections, both front and rear, finished in black, while further up its rugged SUV body sees black exterior mirrors, black window surrounds and black roof rails. Black 20-inch alloy wheels bolster the look with an athletic stance, while completing the exterior detailing is unique ‘Sport’ badging, as well as a new hero colour – Deep Crystal Blue.
Cabin accouterments start with Raceway Blue door pulls and door treatments, with standard leather-accented first and second-row seating, ‘Sport’ embossed logo on the front row seating and unique Capital Blue stitching. Everest Sport also offers a soft-touch dash pad, also with Capital Blue stitching, for an even greater premium sport blend.
New for Everest Sport, and shared across the MY2020 line-up, a windscreen mounted USB-port is standard and is designed to host dash-cameras – including the Garmin Dash Cam GA55 option available through Ford dealerships – many of which require USB power for operation. This is in addition to the standard console USB port, and two 12V power outlets.
SYNC 3 with built-in sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone capability is standard on every Everest Sport. The 8.0-inch touchscreen display also doubles as a full-colour reversing camera and hosts the in-built sat-nav, which includes a valuable ‘breadcrumbs’ feature. This enables an off-road route to be mapped, by dropping markers on the map – ‘breadcrumbs’ – to ensure you can find your way back to mapped roads.
With seven seats as standard, the Everest Sport is available with a choice of a 143kW/470Nm 3.2L five-cylinder turbodiesel and six-speed automatic, or the new-generation 157kW/500Nm Bi-Turbo petrol shared with the Ford Ranger Raptor.
The Ford Everest Sport will be exclusively 4WD, with the Everest’s Terrain Management System (TMS) which enables changing between 4WD modes while on the move via the console-mounted rotary controller.
Standard safety equipment on the MY2020 Ford Everest Sport includes:
- Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Keeping Aid with Driver Alert System
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Automatic High Beam
- Rear View Camera
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Cruise Control with adjustable speed limiter
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) incorporating ABS, Load Adaptive Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Traction Control and Trailer Sway Control
- Emergency Assistance
- Hill Descent Control
- Hill Launch Assist
- E-locking Rear Differential
In addition to a five-year, unlimited kilometre full factory warranty, Everest Sport is eligible for the Ford Service Benefits program at participating Ford dealerships. With long 15,000km/12-month service intervals, A and B logbook services for the first four years/60,000km are set at a maximum of $299 per service.
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2020 Ford Everest range and pricing (excluding on-roads)
Ambiente RWD 3.2L 6-speed Auto
Ambiente 4WD 3.2L 6-speed Auto
Trend RWD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto
Trend 4WD 3.2L 6-speed Auto (7 seats)
Trend 4WD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto (7 seats)
Sport 4WD 3.2L 6-speed Auto (7 seats)
Sport 4WD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto (7 seats)
Titanium 4WD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto (7 seats)
Third-row seating (Ambiente)
Tow-bar (Ambiente, Trend and Sport)
Prestige Paint (all variants)
Fabric trim/non powered driver’s seat (Trend)
No Cost Option
Off-road 18-inch alloy wheel and tyre combination pack (Titanium)
No Cost Option