The MY19 Ford Everest brings significant upgrades and advanced technology including AEB, with an available state of the art powertrain for greater touring range and capability. Building on the award-winning Everest range, the MY19 Everest can now tow more (3,100kg), head further off-road and save fuel around town with the most fuel efficient, refined yet capable Everest to date.

The Australian-led design and engineering of Ford’s most capable off-road SUV included extensive testing at Ford’s You Yangs Proving Ground in Victoria. Everest has seen its off-road capability widely praised by 4x4 media and enthusiasts, with its Terrain Management System, tuned suspension, tyre and wheel package for each individual trim level. This thorough approach has also seen Everest’s on-road manners and civility highly lauded, with its wide span of capability bringing Everest to a broader audience in an SUV-focused Australian market.

“Everest is still a relatively new nameplate in Australia, but we’ve seen a positive response from customers as we’ve honed the line-up based on their passionate feedback,” said Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford Australia. “The response has been fantastic, and we’re grateful that our Australian-led designed and engineered Everest has become a choice for off-road enthusiasts as well as those looking to tow their weekend project. We’ve found Everest owners are a dedicated, passionate group, and we’re pleased it evokes such a response.”

The MY19 model builds on the success of the Everest line, which has won Drive’s Best 4x4 award for 2015, 2016 and 2017, Drive ‘Car of the Year’ award for 2015 and 4x4 Australia’s 4x4 of the Year 2016.

Efficiency, safety and savvy 
The MY19 Everest continues to fulfil its role as a highly advanced technology-led SUV, with upgraded driver assistance features, equipment levels, and dynamics that allow it to feel nimble around town, yet remain a force to be reckoned with off road.

Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist uses Inter-Urban Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection and Vehicle Detection1 to detect pedestrians and objects, as well as vehicles, to bring the Everest to a complete stop, to help mitigate rear-end collisions and road-traffic collisions with pedestrians. The system, which functions at speeds above 3.6km/h, is new to Everest and standard on Trend and Titanium.

Keyless entry and push-button start comes standard across the MY19 Everest range, offering customers quicker engine starts, improved convenience and easier entry and exit, whilst Trend and Titanium also gain Ford’s hands-free power tailgate, a feature already available on Ford Escape Trend and Titanium.

Everest continues to offer reversing camera and rear parking sensors as standard, and available Active Park Assist (APA), reducing stress by enabling semi-automatic parking. The driver needs only to apply the throttle and brakes, as the system steers the Everest into the parking space.

SYNC 32 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto3 compatibility is now standard across the Everest range, including Bluetooth, an 8.0-inch full colour touchscreen and reversing camera.SYNC 3 enables use of Google Maps4 and Apple Maps, as well as standard in-built sat-nav for use when the Everest is beyond mobile coverage areas. The mapping system also features a ‘breadcrumbs’ feature, allowing an unmarked off-road route, for instance, to be mapped as it’s traversed.

In addition, MY19 Everest may receive complimentary map updates for up to seven years when a scheduled service is completed at a participating dealer. Approximately 130,000 kilometres of new roads are constructed across Australia every year, quickly rendering mapping systems out of date. The map updates are included with Ford’s comprehensive after-care offerings for Everest owners, including Ford’s Free Loan Car Program and Service Price Promise. Any Everest delivered after May 1, 2018, receives a 5 year, unlimited kilometre warranty, as standard.

Function by design
The Everest’s rugged design has been refined with a new grille treatment incorporating a secondary grille texture against Everest’s chrome brightwork. HID headlights are now standard on Trend. Everest Titanium features a new 20-inch split-spoke alloy wheel design, while darker wheel accents further accentuate the machine cut surface of the alloy, adding more drama and a premium appearance.

Inside Everest’s spacious cabin, a new ebony interior delivers a premium experience. Soft-touch surfaces in contact points around the cabin improve comfort and quality, whilst the new ebony interior theme brings greater depth and allows brightwork, contrast stitching and shadow chrome highlights to stand out more strongly than before. 

State-of-the art powertrain
Optional on Trend, and standard on Titanium, Ford’s new-generation Bi-Turbo diesel is coupled to an advanced 10-speed torque-convertor automatic to bring greater torque, improved flexibility and a quieter, more comfortable drive. With 500Nm from a low 1,750rpm, the Bi-Turbo delivers a greater torque spread, while the 10-speed’s close ratios reduce gaps in power and acceleration to make steep, slippery hill-climbs, for instance, much easier. The Bi-Turbo offers a combined fuel economy of up to 6.9L/100km on Trend RWD.

The 3.2-litre TDCi Duratorq with six-speed automatic powertrain will continue as standard on Everest Ambiente and Everest Trend, offering solid, reliable capability at an attainable price.

“Everest fitted with the new Bi-Turbo and 10-speed automatic raises the bar when it comes to vehicle refinement and outright capability both on and off road,” said Chief Program Engineer, Ford Everest, John Willems.

“Increased power and torque means we have more potential but it’s the mating of the bi-turbo to our new 10-speed automatic that really provides access to, and the greatest use of, the Bi-Turbo’s impressive output.” he added.

A model of refinement
The MY19 Everest’s enhanced off-road capabilities are matched by its manners on-road, delivering a significantly smoother, quieter passenger experience. All models take advantage of revised suspension geometry, which improves Everest’s ride and handling for greater composure on- and off-road.

Cabin quietness is also assured thanks to Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). On the Bi-Turbo Trend and Titanium, engine and transmission noise is markedly quieter than the 3.2L Duratorq thanks to an engineering focus on quiet operation, as well as advanced sound insulation to ensure the Everest is as smooth as silk.

Australian customers can now order a Ford Everest Titanium with a choice of wheels and tyres to take full advantage of the top-spec Everest’s awarded off-road capability.

Everest Titanium buyers can now choose between an optional 18 by 8.0-inch alloy wheel, with an increased tyre sidewall, for improved off-road performance, or the current stylish 20-inch alloys. The No Cost Option increases the diversity within the locally designed and engineered Everest range, offering the highest level of equipment with the added benefit of an 18-inch diameter alloy wheel more suited to tackling harsh terrain. It includes a matching full-size alloy spare wheel.

“The Everest has been awarded for its off-road capability, and many of our customers have and do take full advantage of this,” said Ford Australia President and CEO, Graeme Whickman. “We’ve responded to this call, and we’re pleased to offer greater choice for Everest customers.”

The 18-inch package includes wheel, tyre and suspension changes, as well as Driver Assistance Technology re-calibrations for a cohesive package to perform at its optimum level.

The addition of the 18-inch wheel option further increases the choice for Everest buyers, as diverse tastes are catered for based on customer feedback. In 2017, Australian Everest buyers have increased by 22.5 per cent as the line-up has expanded for greater appeal, with its August 2017 result a staggering 56.8 per cent rise over August 2016.

While benefitting from Everest’s immensely capable chassis, including an 800mm water-wading ability, 3000kg towing capacity and its clever Terrain Management System, the Titanium also brings a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Panoramic Power Sunroof and leather accented seats, plus third-row seating.

SYNC 3i, standard across the range, includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen with in-built maps on Trend and Titanium models, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Autoii compatibility. A full-colour reversing camera, as well as Emergency Assistance that automatically calls ‘000’ in the event of an airbag deployment or roll-over is part of the technology package.

In addition, the Everest Ambiente RWD has joined the line-up in 2017, with a five-seat model offering Australians desiring generous interior space, five-star safety-rating and a 3000kg towing capacity at a more attainable $47,990*MLP starting price. This joins the Trend RWD, launched in late 2016, in addition to the latest SYNC 3 and NCO wheel and tyre package.

The Ford Everest won ‘Drive Car of the Year’ in 2015, as well as 4x4 Australia’s ‘2016 Car of the Year’, repeating category wins at Drive with ‘4WD of the Year’ in both 2015 and 2016.

2017 Ford Everest MLP*
Everest Ambiente RWD, 3.2L automatic, 5-seat $47,990
Everest Ambiente RWD, 3.2L automatic, 7-seat $48,990
Everest Ambiente 4WD, 3.2L automatic, 5-seat $52,990
Everest Ambiente 4WD, 3.2L automatic, 7-seat $53,990
Everest Trend RWD, 3.2L automatic, 7-seat $53,990
Everest Trend 4WD, 3.2L automatic, 7-seat $58,990
Everest Titanium 4WD, 3.2L automatic, 7-seat $74,701

*Recommended Manufacturer’s List Price only. Price shown includes GST but excludes Dealer delivery fee and statutory charges. The selling price of any vehicle is at the discretion of the selling Dealer.#

The revised 2017 Ford Everest range offers even greater choice with the exciting addition of the five-seat Everest Ambiente RWD to give Australians a broader suite of models to suit their lifestyles. The expansion of the Everest line-up allows a lower starting MLP of $47,990 as customer demand for SUVs continues to grow.

“The addition of the five-seat Everest gives more Australians access to an award-winning SUV with five-star safety, space for the whole family and genuine off-road ability,” said Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia President and CEO. “The fact that the 4WD Everest won Drive Car of the Year in 2015, and continues to be awarded for its combination of practicality, style and safety means that with a sharper starting price it’s accessible to more consumers.”

The Everest is now available with five-seats, seven-seats, RWD and 4WD for a line-up that reflects the growing diverse tastes and needs of Australians.

Consumers are spoiled for choice in 2017, with the Everest Ambiente RWD Ford’s second significant SUV release of 2017. The new Ford Escape was officially launched in February 2017 with a broader model line-up to deliver greater choice to consumers, while later in 2017 the Ford EcoSport will be updated to better accommodate Australian tastes and more sophisticated demands.

Australians are now buying more SUVs than conventional passenger cars, fulfilling industry forecasts and analyst predictions. In February 2017, SUVs out-sold conventional passenger cars for the first time in history, with this achievement repeated in March. At the end of March 2017, Australians purchased 111,108 SUVs, up 2.5 per cent year-on-year, compared to 108,632 traditional sedans, hatches and wagons, which are down 8.3 per cent against 2016.

Everest Ambiente with five-seats: More standard features, more choice

The 2017 Everest Ambiente RWD five-seater starts at an MLP of $47,990 with the option of a third row seat for only $1,000. The exterior of the entry-level RWD model matches the rugged looks of the Ambiente 4WD, with all Everest Ambientes coming standard with stylish running boards for 2017, reflecting an image of capability.

With a five-star ANCAP safety rating, the Everest Ambiente RWD comes equipped with Dynamic Stability Controlas well as Traction Control and Rollover Mitigation. This is in addition to the full complement of airbags, which see driver, front passenger airbags as well as side-front airbags, driver’s knee airbag and full-length curtain airbags.

The Everest Ambiente has the space to carry the whole family, as well as their luggage, whether in standard five-seat or optional seven-seat configuration. As standard is a substantial 1050L of cargo space behind the Everest Ambiente’s second row 60:40 split-fold seat, as well as second-row air-conditioning and heater controls on the rear of the centre console for second-row passengers. When fitted with the optional third row seat, the Everest Ambiente also offers five child-seat anchor points, with two ISOFIX anchor points in the second row.

With Everest Ambiente’s Active Noise Cancellation system and upgraded 10-speaker audio, family sing-alongs are all the more enjoyable, ensuring even second-row passengers are on-song with music via SYNC® 3 using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. With its 8.0-inch full colour touchscreen, SYNC® 3 also provides a full-colour reversing camera to make parking easier by providing crisp vision rearwards. Follow-me Home lighting helps ensure a safe passage at night time when exiting the Everest Ambiente.

The Everest Ambiente benefits from the line-up’s high driving position, allowing an elevated view of the road and terrain ahead compared to conventional passenger vehicles. A six-way adjustable driving seat also helps set the optimal driving position. Sharing the Everest 4WD’s locally-engineered chassis, the Everest Ambiente RWD also benefits from the 225mm ground clearance and generous departure angles of the Everest 4WD, making light work of steep driveways and suburban pot-holes encountered on the school run. It also uses the same all-terrain tyres as Everest 4WD models.

In addition, the Everest Ambiente RWD offers the same 3,000kg braked towing capability as the Everest 4WD to enable consumers the full benefits of Everest’s strong torque. Proving it’s tow-ready, Ambiente comes with Trailer Pre-wiring as standard, eliminating the cost and inconvenience of fitting an aftermarket system post-sale, and is covered by Ford’s New Car Warranty. Trailer Sway Control is also standard, helping reduce hazards and alleviate driver stress for safer towing.

Everest Trend: Award-winning capability

The 2017 Everest Trend comes standard with seven-seats, 18-inch alloy wheels and higher equipment levels. Sat-nav with Traffic Management Channel previously an option, is now standard as part of the Trend’s SYNC® 3 infotainment system, with the same 8.0-inch touchscreen also providing a crisp, full-colour reversing camera as the Ambiente.

This joins Driver Assist Technology that includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Forward Collision Alert (FCA). This system reduces the driver’s workload in traffic and changeable conditions by helping to maintain a safe distance to the vehicle in front, thereby helping to keep a greater safety cushion in the event of an emergency. This may help prevent an accident, reduce the severity in the event of a collision or reduce injury and costs, as well as keep the Everest on the road instead of being repaired.

Trend also features Lane Keeping System as standard to help ensure the vehicle remains in the centre of the lane. If the vehicle starts to drift from the centre, the system can help guide the vehicle back through gentle steering torque. If further drifting is sensed, the system is designed to emit a warning vibration through the steering wheel to alert the driver.

Automatic high-beam control also enables the driver to focus on the road ahead, and reduces the possibility of dazzling oncoming traffic by switching to low-beam using the Everest’s advanced sensor systems. Dual-zone climate control enables greater levels of comfort, with its second-row air vents and adjustability. For Everest Trend, convenience doesn’t end when the drive does. A Power Tailgate is standard, operated via the key fob or a simple dash-mounted switch, enabling hands-free operation when your hands are full.

A premium SUV with sophisticated Driver Assistance Technology

The flagship Titanium is packed with premium features, 4WD and room for seven occupants, with convenient electrically-folding third-row seating and powered panoramic sunroof. There’s also eight-way power driver and front passenger seats with leather accents complemented by leather trimmed steering wheel and gear lever to add to the premium feel.

A high level of Driver Assist Technology is standard on the Titanium. In addition to Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping System, Titanium includes Active Park Assist, which helps take the stress out of parking by using the Everest’s sensors and camera systems to assist with parallel parking.

Blind-Spot Information with Cross-Traffic Alert is designed to warn the driver of vehicles that may be in the driver’s blind-spot, alerting the driver in order to avoid potential collisions. A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System is also designed to alert the driver of a puncture, which may help avoid tyre failure and premature tyre wear and further vehicle damage.

The Everest Titanium is distinguishable by its HID headlights to give the driver better vision of the road and surroundings during the night, while LED daytime running lights make the Everest more visible to other road users in both night and day. Stylish polished 20-inch alloy wheels and chromed door handles and side mirrors are also standard on the Titanium to deliver a distinguish look for the flagship Everest. 

The 2017 Ford Everest Model Range

  • 2017 Ford Everest Ambiente
  • 3.2L RWD 6-speed automatic five-seat $47,990 (new)
  • 3.2L RWD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $48,990 (new)
  • 3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic five-seat $52,990 (new)
  • 3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $53,990 (previously $54,990)

Changes for Everest Ambiente:

  • New five-seat, RWD entry-level model
  • New RWD seven-seat model
  • SYNC® 3 with 8-inch colour touchscreen now standard
  • Dual-zone climate control now standard
  • Driver instrument cluster with dual 4.2” LCD display
  • 10-speaker audio now standard
  • Running boards fitted as standard

2017 Ford Everest Trend

  • 3.2L RWD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $53,990 (previously $55,990)
  • 3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic seven- seat $58,990 (previously $60,990)

Changes for Everest Trend:

  • Embedded SYNC® 3 Sat-nav is now standard

2017 Ford Everest Titanium

  • 3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $74,990 (previously $76,705)

The new Ford Everest RWD and Escape are arriving to boost Ford’s SUV sales momentum as the company invests more in local SUV innovation while doubling its SUV lineup, with Australian consumers poised to become the first in the world to buy more SUVs than cars.

“The Everest 4WD range has already established itself as an award-winning vehicle, so the new rear-wheel-drive model will now help us build more momentum with buyers who do not need the vehicle’s locally-developed off-road capability ,” said Graeme Whickman, CEO and President, Ford of Australia. “As we double our SUV offerings, the Everest also serves as our flagship of this growing lineup with more local pedigree than any competitive SUV thanks to our Australian product development team’s leading role designing, engineering and testing it.”

With a manufacturers list price (MLP*) of $55,990 – $5000 under the MLP of the Everest Trend 4WD – the Everest Trend RWD offers a suite of safety and driver-assist technologies that give drivers more confidence, improved fuel economy compared to the Everest Trend 4WD to help customers save at the pump, SYNC® 3 with Aussie accent recognition.

The Everest Trend 4WD has received numerous accolades from motoring media including Drive’s 2015 ‘Car of the Year’, Drive’s 2015 and 2016 ‘Best 4WD of the Year’ and 4x4 Australia’s 2016 ‘4x4 of the Year’.

The launch of the Everest Trend RWD is another example of how Ford’s commitment to Australia continues to grow beyond investing billions in local R&D over The past six year as it expands and upgrades its lineup, which includes the ongoing introduction of 20 new or upgraded models by 2020.

Ford has doubled the number of SUVs in its Australian line-up since 2012 as the car manufacturer expects SUV sales to reach 40 per cent of all Australian vehicle sales by 2018 based on contemporary lifestyle needs, including Millennials reaching child-rearing stage and Baby Boomers continuing to buy SUVs at high rates

Everest Trend RWD – impressively capable

The Everest Trend RWD will continue to be an impressively capable SUV offering the same 3.2-litre TDCi engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, seven seat capacity, smart features and 3,000kg towing capability## as the current Everest Trend 4WD.

Because the Everest Trend RWD also retains the same tyres and 225mm ride height as the Everest Trend 4WD, it is an excellent option for large SUV buyers or families who enjoy an occasional excursion off-road, but who are usually found in urban environments.

The great Escape: Australian summer getaway

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, with greater choice with a new front-wheel drive Trend variant as Ford more than doubles the number of SUVs in its line-up since 2012.

“Escape is one of our biggest opportunities to accelerate our brand transformation in Australia so it will be at the centre of much of what we do in 2017,” said Whickman. “This vehicle is packed full of innovations and is perfectly sized and capable for young, urban families who need to get around town for work but get away to play on the weekends.”

When compared with the Ford Kuga, the Escape will have a sharper recommended Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) of $28,490* for the entry level Ambiente model, with a front-wheel drive 1.5-litre Trend model broadening appeal with increased standard features.

The Ford Escape is currently being assessed by ANCAP. The Ford Escape will offer high levels of occupant and pedestrian protection and safety specification and is aiming to achieve the maximum ANCAP safety rating.

EcoBoost: Escape the pump 

The new Escape offers EcoBoost technology, Ford’s innovative engine range that has led to five consecutive Engine of the Year awards for the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine that’s been offered in the Fiesta and EcoSport.

The 2017 Escape offers 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre EcoBoost engines. The deployment of EcoBoost technology has benefitted from the engineering expertise of Ford Australia’s local Product Development team, with Australian engineers playing an integral role in the global EcoBoost program. As part of the international development team, Australian engineers work with teams from around the world, developing EcoBoost powertrains across multiple car lines for both global and Australian consumers.

Faster SYNC® 3 understands the Australian accent 

In an exceptional value add for customers, SYNC® 3 will become standard on Everest RWD and is standard across the Ford Escape range.

“Our customers are connected outside their vehicles, and Ford SYNC® 3 will help them stay better connected while continuing to drive with their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road,” said Graeme Whickman. “Our leading local R&D investment also helps us stay better connected to Australian consumer needs, including SYNC® 3’s new voice-recognition technology that understands Australian accents.” ^

SYNC® 3^ – Ford’s all-new communications and entertainment system – features faster performance, conversational voice recognition with Australian accent-specific calibration, intuitive smartphone-like touchscreen and easier-to-understand graphical interface.

SYNC® 3 highlights:

  • New ‘Home’ screen with clearer layout and large icons for quicker access to functions including audio system, smartphone (including compatible apps) and satellite-navigation (where fitted).
  • New 8.0-inch touchscreen with capacitive touch technology allows ‘pinch and swipe’ capability on select features (similar to a smartphone or tablet).
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration includes ability to access Apple Siri and Google Now#.
  • Compatible apps include Spotify, Pandora and Google Maps+.
  • More customisable and easier-to-navigate settings and user preferences.

Going Further for Australia and Australian Customers

Ford’s Australian product development team had a key role developing Everest, along with Ranger, as the centrepiece of Ford’s $2 billion investment in local R&D since 2009. The Everest demonstrates how local innovation and high-tech design continues to be expanded locally through Ford’s extensive product development operations.

Ford is home to 2,000 team members, most making up one of the company’s three global product development hubs, with the company set to become the largest auto employer in the nation after 2017.

*Recommended MLP for vehicle only including GST. As always, the offer price of any vehicle is entirely at the discretion of the Dealer. Prices shown exclude Dealer delivery and statutory charges.
^Not all SYNC™features are compatible with all phones.
##Maximum braked towing capacity using genuine Ford towbar. Subject to State and Territory regulations.
#Local laws may prohibit the use of this function. Apple CarPlay and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the US and other countries. Android Auto is a trademark of Google Inc.
+ Local laws may prohibit the use of this function. PANDORA, the PANDORA logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Google Maps is a trademark of Google Inc.

Ford Australia is introducing smart new technology and a new variant into the large SUV market with the 2017 Everest Trend rear-wheel-drive (RWD), as it expands the award winning Everest Trend options by offering the Australian-designed and-engineered vehicle at an even more attractive price.

The announcement is another example of how Ford’s commitment to Australia continues to grow beyond billions in local R&D as it expands and upgrades its lineup, which includes the the ongoing introduction of 20 new or upgraded models by 2020.

With a manufacturers list price (MLP*) of $55,990 – $5000 under the MLP of the Everest Trend 4x4 – the Everest Trend RWD boasts the road handling capability, impressive cabin space, versatility, technology and driveability of the 4WD model. The Everest Trend 4WD has received an excellent response from SUV buyers and has won numerous accolades from motoring media including Drive’s 2015 ‘Car of the Year’ and 4X4 Australia’s 2016 ‘4X4 of the Year.’

‘SUVs are the fastest-gowing segment in Australia and the Everest Trend RWD will broaden our already impressive lineup of utility vehicles even further. The Everest Trend RWD offers customers more choice than Toyota Prado, which does not offer a rear-wheel-drive variant,’ said Graeme Whickman, CEO and President, Ford of Australia.

‘The Everest Trend RWD was developed extensively by our local engineers in Australia’s harsh conditions, which we believe will help it appeal to Aussie families seeking a rugged and highly capable seven-seat SUV. The addition of SYNC 3 technology advances Ford’s already leading connectivity innovations to help drivers stay connected to their digital lives while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road,’ added Whickman.

The Everest Trend RWD will continue to be an impressively capable SUV offering the same 3.2L TDCi engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, seven seat capacity, smart features and 3,000kg towing capability## as the current Everest Trend 4WD. Because the Everest Trend RWD also retains the same tyres and 225mm ride height as the 4WD, it is an excellent option for large SUV buyers or families who enjoy an occasional excursion offroad.

In an exceptional value add for customers, SYNC 3 will become standard on Everest Trend and Titanium. SYNC 3 is Ford’s new in-vehicle communications and entertainment platform that features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, faster performance, more conversational voice recognition, intuitive smartphone-like touchscreen and an improved graphic user interface^. It combines the best features of the outgoing system with new technologies designed to help customers stay better connected.

SYNC 3 highlights:

  • New ‘Home’ screen with clearer layout and large icons for quicker access to functions including audio system, climate control, smartphone (including compatible apps) and satellite navigation (where fitted).
  • New 8” touchscreen with capacitive touch technology allows ‘pinch and swipe’ capability on select features (similar to a smartphone or tablet).
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration includes ability to access Apple Siri and Google Now#.
  • Compatible apps include Spotify, Pandora and Google Maps+.
  • More customisable and easier-to-navigate settings and user preferences.

All Everest models will be upgraded with two ISOFIX child seat anchorage points. Two sets of ISOFIX anchorage points will be added, attached to the Everest 2nd row outboard seats. These are in addition to the existing rear-of-seat tether child seat anchorage points (of which there are 5 standard in every Everest).

The inclusion of ISOFIX anchorage points enhances the appeal of Everest amongst buyers with young families as the vehicle is able to accommodate a wider range of child seats. With ISOFIX, the child seat is secured quickly and safely using a single top tether (strap) and the two ISOFIX anchors located at the base of the child seat.

Australian Customers

Ford’s Australian product development team had a key role developing Everest as a centrepiece along with Ranger of Ford’s $2 billion investment in local R&D since 2009. Its development demonstrates how local innovation and high-tech design continues to be expanded locally through Ford’s extensive product development operations. Ford is home to 1100 innovative engineers and designers, with the company set to become the largest auto employer in the nation after 2017.

*Recommended MLP for vehicle only including GST. As always, the offer price of any vehicle is entirely at the discretion of the Dealer. Prices shown exclude Dealer delivery and statutory charges.
##Maximum braked towing capacity using genuine Ford towbar. Subject to State and Territory regulations.
^Not all SYNC™features are supported on all phones and/or require additional data services and equipment.
#Local laws may prohibit the use of this function. Apple CarPlay and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the US and other countries. Android Auto is a trademark of Google Inc.
+ Local laws may prohibit the use of this function. PANDORA, the PANDORA logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Google Maps is a trademark of Google Inc.

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 in the range that are not offered in the Toyota Prado.

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 16 kW more power and 60 Nm of torque more than Prado Diesel for 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.”

Ford’s ”Guess Who?” campaign late last year for the Mondeo, Mustang and Everest, generated great interest in all three vehicles, making it one of the most successful pre-launch campaigns Ford had done in Australia. “After our ‘Guess Who’ campaign, we had almost 6,000 hand raisers requesting to be kept informed of the details about the Everest range. There is a clear customer need for this type of vehicle,” Whickman said. “Many of these customers are looking for the ultimate SUV that is tough off-road vehicle without compromising on refinement, comfort, packaging, features, performance and fuel efficiency. The arrival of the Everest range will be a great addition to our Ford SUV portfolio.” Whickman said the vast experience of the Ford Australia design and product development teams in designing and building vehicles for the tough conditions customers experience in Australia – as well as the rest of the world – had been at the very core of the Everest story.

“They have delivered a vehicle that has luxury passenger car levels of refinement on-road while being highly capable off-road,” he said.

Ford will offer three stylish Everest models – Everest, Everest Trend and Everest Titanium – all available with turbo-diesel power mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with sports shift mode. Powering the Everest SUV range is Ford’s proven 3.2-litre TDCi engine, delivering a robust 143 kW and 470 Nm while returning a combined fuel efficiency figure of just 8.5 litres/100km2. The Everest range will also manage up to 1,100 km3 on one tank of fuel. The 3.2-litre TDCi will also be mated to a sophisticated four-wheel drive system via a four-mode Terrain Management System with the ability to tackle conditions as varied as the snowy highlands of South-East Australia to the rugged, dusty tracks of the Australian Outback. The Everest four-wheel drive is the perfect companion to any outdoor adventure. The advanced four-mode Terrain Management System delivers a balance of off-road capability with refined on-road driving characteristics. The TMS settings are: Normal; Snow/Mud/Grass; Sand; and Rock. Each setting provides the optimum traction for the road conditions. Combined with an electronic locking rear differential and torque-on-demand via an active transfer case that detects wheel speeds with clutches controlling torque split front to rear, the Everest SUV is a perfect match for tackling the Australian Outback.

This new TMS technology, partnered with Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control and Roll Stability Control systems, will provide a reassuring ride across a wide range of Australian roads. Apart from the 10 benefits available in the Everest range that are not found on the Prado range, the Everest SUV range will also be equipped with Curve Control Technology, designed to maximise security on winding roads. Curve Control senses when a vehicle is entering a curve too quickly, and can apply four-wheel smart braking to reduce vehicle speed. As well, the Everest range has Hill Descent Control (HDC) for those tricky off-road trails. The HDC system automatically applies the brakes to hold a controlled and steadied pace down a steep descent, allowing the driver to focus on steering and assessing the terrain ahead. Capability is what the Everest range of SUVs is about. It boasts a towing capacity of up to 3,000 kg and water wading depth of up to 800 mm^, which will make it one of the more capable SUVs in its class. Complementing this impressive wading ability is a generous ground clearance of 225 mm, approach angle of 29-degrees, ramp-over angle of 21-degrees and departure angle of 25 degrees.

Apart from its impressive off-road features the Everest SUV range is also city friendly. The Ford Everest Titanium model features Active Park Assist to help guide the car into tight car parks as well as Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) to aid in lane changing and blind spots. To make highway driving easier, the Everest Trend and Titanium models add Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning, a feature normally reserved for premium passenger cars. This system senses traffic moving slower and slows down with it, after the traffic clears the vehicle will work its way back up the preset speed. With a contemporary exterior, the Everest range has a modern and spacious interior with seating for 7 people, as well as 30 cleverly designed interior storage areas with a total storage volume of 48 litres. The glovebox is capable of holding a 16-inch laptop.

The exterior has robust front end styling and signature LED daytime running lights on the Titanium that helps accentuate the wide stance to make for powerful road presence. The Everest Titanium model boasts a panoramic sunroof that covers more than 50 per cent of the roof, bringing the outside in for that ultimate feeling of the great outdoors. To ensure exceptional cabin quietness, Ford equipped the new Ford Everest with Active Noise Cancellation technology in addition to optimising cabin sealing and sound-absorbing materials throughout the vehicle. Similar to the systems used in noise-cancelling headphones, Active Noise Cancellation uses three strategically placed microphones inside the cabin to detect and measure sounds. A smart control module instantaneously generates opposing sound waves, which are then fed through the Everest’s audio system to cancel out unpleasant noises. The result is a quiet interior that lets the driver comfortably speak with third row passengers without shouting.

Convenience and flexibility is also important, with seven seats that can easily be folded down to provide up to 2010 litres of luggage space for weekend getaways, or with the seven seats in place, do the school run. Flexibility is provided with a 50:50 split-fold 3rd row seat while Everest Trend and Titanium models also feature a powered lift-gate for convenient loading and unloading. Infotainment remains a highlight of the Ford Everest range, with Ford’s acclaimed SYNC connectivity system available as standard across the range. Ford’s SYNC system is voice controlled so that the driver remains in control of the car and can use the Bluetooth-capable infotainment with ease. Another feature is the Ford MyKey system, available on Everest Trend and Titanium models.

MyKey is an industry-first technology that allows parents to program a key that limits top speed, reduce maximum radio volume, disables the radio until the seatbelts are fastened and prevents deactivation of the driver assistance and safety technologies. It works by recognising different keys for the same car and adjusting the vehicle settings according to the owner's requirements.

The all-new Ford Everest range goes on sale from October.

Ford Everest Features

Engine & Transmission

  • 3.2-litre turbo diesel engine standard across the range and delivering:
    • Power: 143 kW @ 3,000 rpm2
    • Torque: 470 Nm @ 1,750-2,500 rpm
    • Fuel economy 8.5 litres/100km1 (combined)
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with sports shift mode standard
  • 3,000 towing capacity#

Off-Road Capabilities

  • Full-time 4WD
  • Terrain Management System (TMS) with four modes:
    • Normal – tuned for the best on-road driving experience
    • Snow/Mud/Grass – helps to maintain traction in slippery or loose road surfaces
    • Sand – delivers higher torque transfer and throttle sensitivity for sand driving sand
    • Rock - works in conjunction with low-range 4WD to provide maximum traction and precise low speed control to help the driver navigate extreme off-road terrain.
  • Electronic locking rear differential
  • Torque on demand via active transfer case
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Water wading depth of 800 mm^

Exterior Highlights

  • Bold front end with muscular bonnet and grille
  • Alloy road wheels with matching full size spare wheel and tyre
  • Chrome front grille (Trend and Titanium) and chrome door handles and side mirrors (Titanium)
  • Powered lift-gate on Trend and Titanium
  • Running boards (Trend and Titanium)

Interior Highlights

  • 7 seats standard with 50:50 split-fold 3rd row seat (with powerfold function on Titanium)
  • 8-way powered and heated front seats on Titanium
  • Dual zone climate control (Trend and Titanium)
  • Active Noise Cancellation technology for quieter cabin
  • Powered panoramic glass sunroof (Titanium)
  • More than 30 stowage spaces (total 48 litres)

Infotainment & Connectivity

  • Modern instrumentation cluster design including dual 4-inch colour screens on Trend and Titanium
  • High resolution 8-inch colour touchscreen in the Interior Command Centre (Trend & Titanium)
  • Satellite navigation with traffic management channel (Titanium)
  • AM/FM/CD audio system (with DAB+ and 10 speakers on Trend and Titanium)
  • SYNC and Emergency Assistance
  • AUX/iPod/ USB/SD card input ports

Safety Highlights

  • 7 airbags including driver’s knee airbag
  • Rear view camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Front parking sensors (Trend and Titanium)
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Roll Stability Control
  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Traction Control and Emergency Brake Assist

Driver Assistant Technologies

  • Adaptive cruise control with forward alert collision mitigation (Trend and Titanium)
  • Lane Keeping System (Trend and Titanium)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System with cross-traffic alert (Titanium)
  • Semi-auto parallel park assist (Titanium)
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring system

Product Range

The all-new Everest SUV range will be available in three models:

Everest

 A rugged, comprehensively packaged 4x4 with standard features that customers value and want, including the innovative four-mode Terrain Management System. The Everest is complemented by an excellent safety suite that includes driver’s knee airbag and full-length side curtain airbags as standard.

Everest Trend

 The Trend 4x4 adds more refinement and driver assist technologies such as Adaptive Cruise Control with forward alert collision mitigation and Lane Keeping System. Includes exterior features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, running boards and rear power lift-gate.

Everest Titanium

 The 4x4 flagship model of the Everest SUV range. Among the premium features on the Everest Titanium are leather seat trim, panoramic power sunroof, semi-auto parallel park assist and satellite navigation. Exterior enhancements include 20-inch alloy wheels, high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and chrome finish on door handles, side mirrors and running boards.

Model Features & Walk

Everest – standard features include:

Engine & Drivetrain

  • 3.2-litre turbo diesel engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential sports shift
  • Full time 4WD
  • Terrain Management System
  • Electronic locking rear differential
  • Independent front suspension and solid rear axle suspension with Watt’s Linkage
  • Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Trailer Sway Control

Exterior

  • 17" x 8" alloy road wheels with matching full size spare alloy wheel and tyre
  • Manual rear lift-gate
  • Body coloured bumpers, black door handles and exterior mirrors
  • Reflector headlamps with manual headlamp levelling
  • Power side mirrors with turn indicators
  • Automatic on/off headlamp
  • Follow-me-home lighting
  • Front fog lamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Black roof rails
  • Front and rear mudflaps

Interior

  • 7 seats with fabric trim
  • 3rd row seat with 50:50 split-fold seat back
  • Single zone air conditioning with rear auxiliary controls behind the centre console
  • Overhead console with map lights and sunglass holder
  • Cruise control with adjustable speed limiter
  • Power windows with one touch up/down and global open/close
  • Active noise control system
  • 30 stowage areas

Infotainment & Connectivity

  • SYNCTM1 with Voice Control and Emergency Assistance
  • 8-speaker single CD, AM/FM audio system
  • Interior Command Centre with 4.2-inch colour TFT screen
  • Bluetooth®5 mobile phone integration
  • AUX/iPod/ USB input ports
  • Audio controls on steering wheel
  • 4 x 12V and 1 x 230V power sockets

Safety & Driver Assist

  • Rear view camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Roll Stability Control
  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Traction Control
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Driver and front passenger airbags
  • Side front airbags
  • Side curtain airbags (to 3rd row)
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • Beltminder™ system (for 1st and 2nd row occupants)
  • Perimeter and volumetric alarm with battery backup system
  • Remote keyless entry with 2 stage unlocking and flip key

Everest Trend – adds the following additional features over Everest:

Exterior

  • 18" x 8" alloy wheels
  • Power rear lift-gate
  • Chrome front radiator grille
  • Running boards
  • Body coloured door handles and exterior mirrors
  • Halogen projector headlamps
  • Auto high beam control
  • Bulb daytime running lights
  • Power side mirrors with powerfold, heater and puddle lamps
  • Painted roof rails

Interior

  • Dual zone climate control
  • High level instrumentation cluster with dual 4-inch display screens
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Front sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirror
  • Front and rear floor mats

Infotainment & Connectivity

  • SYNCTM2
  • 10-speaker audio system with DAB+ and subwoofer
  • Interior Command Centre with high resolution 8-inch colour touch screen
  • 2 x USB ports and SD card slot
  • MyKey (allows programming of restricted driving modes)

Safety & Driver Assist

  • Adaptive cruise control with forward alert collision mitigation and heads-up display
  • Lane Keeping System and lane departure warning
  • Front parking sensors
  • Driver alert system

Everest Titanium - adds the following additional features over Everest Trend:

Exterior

  • 20" x 8.5" alloy wheels
  • Running boards with metallic finish
  • Chrome door handles and exterior mirrors
  • HID headlamps with washer and auto headlamp levelling
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Exterior scuff plates with ‘Everest’ graphic

Interior

  • Semi-auto parallel Active Park Assist
  • Panoramic power sunroof
  • 8-way power front seats with manual lumbar support and heater function
  • Leather trimmed seats
  • Powerfold 3rd row seat with 50:50 split-fold seat back
  • Leather gear shifter
  • Ambient lighting
  • Illuminated front scuff plates

Infotainment & Connectivity

  • Satellite navigation with traffic management channel

Safety & Security

  • Blind Spot Monitoring System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Factory Options

The following options are available on Ford Everest range:

  • Towbar (3,000kg capacity) – all models#
  • Prestige paint – all models
  • Satellite navigation – Trend only

Retail Pricing

The recommended Manufacturer List Prices2 (MLP) for the Ford Everest range and available options are as follows:

Model

 

  Everest

$54,990

  Everest Trend

$60,990

  Everest Titanium

$76,990

Options

 

  Tow bar (3,000kg capacity)

$1,000

  Satellite navigation (Trend only)

$600

  Prestige paint

$500

1 This is the Manufacturer’s List Price for the vehicle only. A number of other components, including a dealer delivery fee, stamp duty, registration, compulsory third party insurance and other statutory charges may be payable by a customer in relation to the purchase of this vehicle. The final transaction price will be as negotiated by the customer with their chosen Dealer.
2 Note: Figures obtained from controlled tests using ADR 81/02 for the combined fuel cycle.
3 7.0L/100km, ADR 81/02 (extra urban cycle) Actual fuel consumption may vary.
4 Recommended Manufacturer's List Prices only. Prices shown include GST. The actual selling price for options and accessories (fitted or unfitted) is at the dealers’ discretion.
5 Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG., Inc. and is used under license.
^ Achieved when maintaining a steady speed of not more than 7km/h.
# Using genuine Ford towbar. Subject to State and Territory regulations.