Ford has confirmed the key features, model line-up and recommended pricing for eagerly awaited Australian designed and developed Everest SUV range, as the centrepiece of Ford’s almost $2 billion R&D investment in Australia the past six years.
Australia took the lead in the design and engineering development of the all-new Everest, which will be sold in a range of Ford markets globally.
The Everest range is a fully capable 7-seat SUV that uniquely combines a rugged, sculptural design with capability and there are 10 key customer benefits available.
These benefits are:
- 3,000 kg towing capacity#
- Emergency Assistance
- Active Noise Cancellation
- SYNC with Voice Control
- Wi-Fi hotspot
- Auto High Beam
- Active Park Assist (Titanium)
- Lane Keeping System (Trend, Titanium)
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Titanium)
- Power Lift Tailgate (Trend, Titanium)
The standard 143 kW TDCi diesel engine delivers more towing, payload and roof-carrying capability; also offers water wading ability of 800 mm^ unsurpassed by other SUVs.
The newest Ford SUV delivers the latest Ford in-car technology and advanced driver assist features like the standard four-mode Terrain Management System and a suite of new safety features to deliver a state-of-the-art SUV driving experience.
With a Manufacturer’s List Price opening at $54,9901 for the Everest, $60,9901 for the Everest Trend and $76,9901 for the range-topping Everest Titanium, the Everest range will headline Ford’s leading SUV portfolio, which includes the EcoSport, Ford Kuga and acclaimed Territory.
“The Everest SUV represents the very best of Ford’s Australian design and engineering capabilities,” according to Graeme Whickman, Ford President and CEO. “Our customers have been waiting for this smart and highly capable SUV but what they didn’t expect was the level of technology, standard features and contemporary design. It is a high-tech SUV built for adventure, with a perfect blend of strength and style.”