A week after Ford Philippines has officially announced that the refreshed Everest will be arriving this August, the American brand has now officially launched their much awaited midsize SUV/PPV and is now on sale across all Ford dealers in the Philippines.
There are only two trim levels to choose from: Titanium 4×2 and Titanium 4×4 Bi-Turbo. The two Titanium variants utilizes Ford’s new 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbo diesel engines in single and bi-turbo guise. The single turbo motor produces 180 hp and 420 Nm. Meanwhile, the bi-turbo motor is the same one found in the Ranger Raptor and Ranger Wildtrak 4×4, which produces 213 hp and 500 Nm. Both are of course, mated to Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of equipment, the two variants are the same. From the outside, there are HID headlights with LED daytime running lights, as well as a new alloy wheel design. Ford has also 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. A panoramic sunroof is standard only on the 4×4 Bi-Turbo variant.
Ford Philippines has also added new advanced driver assist features for the refreshed Everest. This includes automatic emergency braking. In the previous Everest, the 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.
Pricing has also been announced, and these are the following:
4×2 Titanium 2.0: P1,995,000
4×4 Titanium 2.0 Bi-Turbo: P2,299,000
As part of this year’s Ford Island Conquest, the refreshed Ford Everest will be available for public test drives starting tomorrow, August 10, until the 11th. Those who will order or reserve during the event will receive a free 5-year Service Schedule Plan (SSP) otherwise known as preventive maintenance. This sounds like a good deal to us.