Ford South Africa has updated its 7-seater Everest adventure SUV range with the addition of a new 4x4 XLT derivative and a specification upgrade. See details below…
The formidable Ford Everest does battle against rivals such as the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X, Haval H9 and the soon-to-be-discontinued Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. Now, Ford has bolstered the local range with a new Everest XLT 4x4 derivative featuring the proven 2.0-litre single-turbocharged diesel engine which offers 132 kW and 420 Nm.
“This new derivative slots in perfectly between the existing XLT 4x2 with the same 2.0 Single Turbo engine and the powerful 157kW 2.0 Bi-Turbo derivatives, thereby offering the ideal combination of sure-footed all-terrain capability along with exceptional fuel consumption and superb value for money,” says Doreen Mashinini, General Manager Marketing at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA).
This engine is mated with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission which features Progressive Range Select (PRS) which affords the driver better control in slippery condition or when traversing steep gradients or when towing.
In conjunction with Ford’s Terrain Management System, the driver can switch between various 4x4 modes including Normal, Rock Crawl, Mud and Sand. A rear differential lock is standard.
The Everest XLT 4x4 is equipped with LED headlights (which is now also offered on all XLT derivatives and the range-topping Everest Limited) and an 8.0-inch SYNC3 infotainment system with integrated navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
Safety features include front and rear parking sensors with a rearview camera, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system with Traction Control (TC), Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC) and a Category 1 Thatcham alarm.
Ford Everest (2020) Price in SA
2.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4x2 - R552 500
2.0 SiT XLT 10AT 4x2 - R637 800
2.0 SiT XLT 10AT 4x4 - R679 400
2.0 BiT XLT 10AT 4x2 - R693 300
3.2 TDCi XLT 6AT 4x4 - R715 300
2.0 BiT XLT 10AT 4x4 - R744 500
2.0 BiT Limited 10AT 4x4 - R819 400
The Ford Everest is sold with a 4-year/120 000 km warranty, 6-year/90 000 km service plan, 3-year/unlimited roadside assistance and 5-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty.