Ford Everest revealed for Australia, on sale fourth quarter

Ceria Alfonso
May 17, 2018

American auto giant, Ford has officially revealed the facelifted Endeavour SUV which is sold under the Everest nameplate in overseas market.

This will be paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission and will be available in all-wheel and rear-wheel drive versions of the Trend.

Prices and finer details will be announced closer to launch, set for the fourth quarter of this year.

The updated Ford Endeavour (Everest) derives power from the all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine that made its worldwide debut with the Ranger pickup truck along with the new 10-speed automatic gearbox. Fuel economy is rated at 6.9 litres per 100km on the combined cycle in the Trend RWD.

Ford's carryover 143kW/470Nm five-cylinder turbo-diesel unit matched with a six-speed automatic will continue to be offered in Ambiente and Trend variants.

Towing capacity is also up with the new drivetrain to 3100kg.

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Ford Everest revealed for Australia, on sale fourth quarter

Advanced sound insulation and the inclusion of "Active Noise Cancellation" have helped improve cabin quietness, with the new four-cylinder diesel now "markedly quieter" than the 3.2-litre unit, according to Ford.

It also gets additional safety tech such as an autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

Trend and Titanium now feature a hands-free power tailgate, while a self-parking function is also offered on some variants.

Keyless entry and push button start and standard across the new Everest range.

The MY19 Everest, as it's referred to, gets similar technological upgrades to the Ranger, but the SUV gets its own unique facelift comprising of a new chrome grille, HID headlights and redesigned front bumper, while the range-topping Titanium model gets new 20-inch, dual-tone split-spoke alloys.

The Everest was developed by Ford's Asia Pacific design and engineering team based in Victoria and is based on the Ranger pick-up.

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