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The New 2020 Ford Everest Sport 4WD

The Ford Everest Sport 4WD will join the line-up in late 2019, bringing an athletic, uniquely styled yet highly-capable new model to the Everest line-up.

The Everest Sport expands Ford’s SUV offering in Australia and New Zealand with EcoSport, Escape, and Endura alongside Everest to offer more choice to customers.

“Everest Sport is a new kind of Everest, bringing a unique style inside and out,” said Kay Hart, President and CEO of Ford Australia and New Zealand. “Everest Sport builds on the increased choice of the line-up, and combines a premium, sporty package with renowned off-road capability.”

The Everest Sport will be positioned between the popular Trend and the flagship Everest Titanium models in the MY2020 line-up, with seven seats as standard and a choice of the proven 3.2-litre commonrail turbo-diesel, or the new-generation, highly advanced Bi-Turbo, 10-speed powertrain shared with the Ford Performance Ranger Raptor. 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.

In addition to a five-year, unlimited kilometre full factory warrantyi , 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 serviceii.

Further adding to the ownership experience, Ford Service Benefits also bring Everest owners Auto Club Membership including Roadside Assistance as well as a Service Loan Car and sat-nav mapping updates where availableii .

Everest Sport: Looks that thrill

The Everest Sport is designed to set itself apart as an athletic SUV that is not only highly capable off-road, but has the style to match. Visually distinguishing features 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 per cent greater lighting penetration, and a 20 per cent 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.

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.

Deep Crystal Blue is one of five exterior colours offered on Everest Sport, specifically selected to show off its black detailing and bold, 20-inch alloy wheels. These colours include:

  • Deep Crystal Blue (new for 2020)iii
  • Arctic White
  • Shadow Black
  • Meteor Grey
  • Aluminium

Cabin accoutrements 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 3iv with built-in sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone capabilityvis 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.

SYNC 3’s maps are updated free of charge as part of Ford’s Owner Benefits programvi, ensuring the Everest Sport is equipped with the most up-to-date SYNC 3 maps available.

The two powertrain options for Everest Sport bring strength, efficiency and capability. This includes the proven 143kW/470Nm 3.2L five-cylinder turbodiesel and six-speed automatic that has helped Everest win motoring accolades since its release, including 4×4 Australia’s 4×4 of the Year in 2015, Drive.com.au 2015 Car of the Year, and Carsales’ Best Off-road 4×4 (2017).

The Bi-Turbo, 10-speed automatic is a new-generation powertrain, which has proven popular with customers looking for even greater refinement, comfort and enhanced fuel efficiency. In addition, with 157kW/500Nm, the Bi-Turbo option also increases Everest’s braked towing capacity from an already impressive 3,000kg to a highly capable 3,100kgvii.

The Everest Sport also has a water-wading figure of 800mmviii, with 227mm ground clearance, 29.5-degree approach and 25.0-degree departure angles. Fuel economy figures for the Everest Sport are 8.5L/100kmix (3.2L model) and 7.0L/100kmx(Bi-Turbo model) respectively.

Ford Everest Sport: Sports with safety in mind

The Ford Everest has a five-star ANCAP safety rating, and the Sport continues to offer a substantial suite of safety and Driver Assist Technology to Australian and New Zealand customers and their occupants.
In addition to seven airbags, which includes full-length curtain airbags that provide coverage to the third-row occupants, standard equipment on the MY2020 Ford Everest Sport includes:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detectionxi
  • Lane Keeping Aid with Driver Alert Systemxi
  • Traffic Sign Recognitionxi
  • Automatic High Beamxi
  • Rear View Cameraxi
  • Rear Parking Sensorsxi
  • Cruise Control with adjustable speed limiterxi
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) incorporating ABS, Load Adaptive Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Traction Control and Trailer Sway Controlxi
  • Emergency Assistancexii
  • Hill Descent Controlxi
  • Hill Launch Assistxi
  • E-locking Rear Differentialxii

Ford Everest: more features, more capability

The Everest Sport joins the line-up with a number of features that will be offered on Everest for 2020, strengthening Everest’s off-road credentials, practicality and appeal. The Everest range now has eight trim levels, starting with the Ambiente through to flagship Titanium.

New features for the MY2020 Everest line-up include:

  • Windscreen-mounted USB port (all models)
  • High Performance Lighting System (Trend, Sport and Titanium)

Recommended Manufacturer List Prices (MLP)xiii for Ford Everest and available options:

Everest MLPxiii
Ambiente RWD 3.2L 6-speed Auto $49,490
Ambiente 4WD 3.2L 6-speed Auto $54,490
Trend RWD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto $56,490
Trend 4WD 3.2L 6-speed Auto (7 seats) $60,290
Trend 4WD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto (7 seats) $61,790
Sport 4WD 3.2L 6-speed Auto (7 seats) $62,290
Sport 4WD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto (7 seats) $63,790
Titanium 4WD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto (7 seats) $72,590

 

Everest Options MLPxiii
Third-row seating (Ambiente) $1,000
Tow-bar (Ambiente, Trend and Sport) $1,000
Prestige Paint (all variants) $650
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

iWarranty conditions apply. Five-year/unlimited kilometre Ford Express New Vehicles Warranty applies to new, demonstrator and service loan vehicles delivered from 1 May 2018. Ford product come with consumer guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. Our warranty does not limit and may not exceed your rights under those guarantees. The Warranty period commences on the dates of delivery except where the vehicle is a demonstrator or service loan vehicle, in which case it commences of the date on which it was first registered by an Authorised Ford Dealer.
iiAvailable at participating Ford Dealers on vehicles first purchased by a Private or Blue Fleet customer or as a dealer demonstrator/service loaner (CCLV) vehicle excluding vehicles purchased under Ford’s Privilege Club or Ford’s Dealership Employee Program. Offer valid for four years or 60,000km (whichever occurs first) commencing on the date of delivery to original owner except for demonstrator/service loaner (CCLV) vehicles, in which case it commences on the date it was first registered by a Ford Dealer. A or B Scheduled Service items (and Additional Scheduled Maintenance Items) are set out in the Customer Assistance and Warranty Guide with the vehicle. See www.ford.com.au/service/t-and-c for full terms.
iii Premium paint colours may attract an additional charge
vi Not all SYNC® 3 features are compatible with all phones. For compatibility, see ford.com.au/sync.
vApple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. Both require phones with compatible versions of Apple iOS and Android™ (respectively), active data service and genuine USB cable (available separately). Message and data rates may apply. SYNC® does not control Apple CarPlay or Android Auto while in use; Apple Inc and Android™ (respectively) are responsible for their functionality. Warning: Local laws prohibit some or all of the text messaging functions while driving. Check your local road rules before using these functions.
viConditions apply. See ford.com.au for additional details
viiMaximum braked / unbraked towing capacity when fitted with a genuine Ford towpack and tow ball.
viiii800mm water-wading available on all models only. Achieved when maintaining steady speed of 7km/h.
ixFuel consumption and emissions as per ADR 81/02 (combined cycle) and to be used for vehicle comparison purposes only. It is unlikely that this fuel consumption figure will be achieved in real world driving conditions. Actual fuel consumption will depend on many factors including the driver’s habits, prevailing conditions and the vehicle’s equipment, condition and use.
xFuel consumption and emissions as per ADR 81/02 (combined cycle) and to be used for vehicle comparison purposes only. It is unlikely that this fuel consumption figure will be achieved in real world driving conditions. Actual fuel consumption will depend on many factors including the driver’s habits, prevailing conditions and the vehicle’s equipment, condition and use.
xiDriver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. May not operate in some driving and road conditions (including at certain speeds) or adverse weather.
xiiNeeds a paired and in range mobile phone. Can activate in the event of a crash which deploys an airbag or activates fuel pump shut off.
xiiiThis 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 for the vehicle will be as negotiated by the customer with their chosen Ford Dealer.