Ford Philippines now officially wants the public to know that the refreshed Everest is coming. Set to be unveiled on August 9, 2019, the Ford Everest brings with it a host of upgrades, chief of which is the new powertrain on higher variants derived from the Ranger Raptor.
To recap, the brand’s popular 7-seater PPV has been mildly refreshed from the outside, featuring a revised grille, LED headlights replacing the HID headlights for the higher variants, as well as a new alloy wheel design for the Titanium variants. For its overseas markets, Ford has added features like passive entry with push-button start and a hands-free powered tailgate, which can be opened by waving your foot under the trunk as long as the key fob is with you.
The interior remains largely unchanged, though there have been minor improvements in material quality in certain areas, such as the piano black finishes surrounding the gear lever. Speaking of which, a gear lever mounted manual override function has been added as well as a Sport (S) mode.
As mentioned, higher variants of the Everest will feature the same engine from the Ranger Raptor. We predict that the 213 hp and 500 Nm 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine from the Ranger Raptor will most likely be exclusive to the Titanium 4×4 variant, while the Titanium 4×2 variants may feature the single turbo version, which produces 180 hp and 420 Nm. We also expect the 2.2-liter inline-4 with a 6-speed automatic (or 6-speed manual with the Ambiente) to continue being offered for the Ambiente and Trend, in which it produces 160 hp @ 3,200 rpm and 385 Nm of torque.
At least in overseas markets, the new Ford Everest gains automatic emergency braking. The previous safety system only warned the driver, but the new Everest will be able to apply the brakes if it thinks a crash is imminent. This comes on top of blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, auto high beam control, driver attention warning, rollover mitigation, and active park assist.
In order to bring the new Ford Everest closer to customers, Ford Philippines is bringing back its Ford Island Conquest test drive event, with the new Ford Everest as the featured test drive vehicle.
Now on its third year, the Ford Island Conquest will kick off at the Megatent Events Venue in Libis, Quezon City on August 10 and 11, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm. It is open to the public and free of charge.
As an exclusive offer, all customers reserving the new Ford Everest at the two-day event will get free 5-year Scheduled Service Plan (SSP) to complement their purchase.
Those who will reserve an EcoSport, Mustang, Ranger Wildtrak, XLT or XLS, Explorer, or Expedition which will also be on display at the Ford Island Conquest also have the chance to get an additional cash discount of as much as PHP100,000 on top of existing Truck Month and Big Deal offers. Over PHP1 million worth of cash discounts and prizes are up for grabs at the two-day event.