The Ford Motor Company of South Africa has bolstered its Everest seven-seater sports utility vehicle line up with the addition of a new XLT 4×4 derivative powered by the impressive and frugal 2.0-litre Single Turbo engine combined with Fords advanced 10-speed automatic transmission.
This new derivative slots into the range perfectly just above the XLT 4×2. Equipped with a 2.0 Single Turbo diesel engine producing 132 kW of power and 420Nm of torque available from 1 750 to 2 500 r/min – with up to 340Nm available from as low as 1 250 r/min. The 10-speed trend-setting automatic transmission features electronic control system with rear time adaptive shift-scheduling, engineered to help select the correct gear at the right time. Incorporating Progressive Range Select (PRS) which gives the driver the ability to lock out gears from the automatic shifting range providing greater control in slippery conditions when towing or climbing steep gradients.
The Everest relies on a permanent four-wheel drive system that ensure optimal grip. A Terrain Management System allows the driver to select various driving modes such as Normal, Rock Crawl, Mud and Sand. Engaging high or low-range and rear differential is also controlled by this system. In the XLT trim the Everest has an impressive array of safety, comfort, and convenience features as standard including…
- Passive Entry and Passive Start (Keyless unlocking and push-button starting
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Rearview camera
- Electronic Stability Control
- Traction Control
- Trailer Sway Control
- Hill Start Assist
- Hill Descent Control
- Load adaptive Control
- Roll Over Mitigation
- Anti-theft security
- 8’ Touchscreen colour display
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
All models come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a four year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, three year/unlimited distance roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. A six year/90 000 km service plan is included, with 15 000km service intervals.
- 2.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4×2 R552 500
- 2.0 SiT XLT 10AT 4×2 R637 800
- 2.0 Sit XLT 10AT 4×4 R679 400
- 2.0 BiT XLT 10AT 4×2 R715 300
- 2.0 BiT XLT 10AT 4×4 R744 500
- 2.0 BiT Limited 10AT 4×4 R819 400