Ford Philippines was supposed to launch the new Everest Sport on March 18, 2020, but due to the events leading to the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), this had to be canceled. As a first for the Philippine automotive industry, the new Ford Everest Sport was launched virtually through a private Zoom conference meeting with the Philippine automotive media.
Refreshed last year as a 2020 model year, the Ford Everest Sport is a new, sporty addition to the Everest Range. In the land down under, the Everest Sport sits in between the Trend and Titanium variant, and is separated from other variants through its unique black grille, 20-inch black alloy wheels and gloss black exterior detailing. Other exterior features include full LED headlights along with an obligatory ‘Sport’ graphic at the rear doors. Making its debut in the Everest Sport is a new Deep Crystal Blue exterior color.
The interior also gets the same sporty theme found in the exterior, which includes numerous blue interior details such as the door handles, stitching on the seats, doors, and dashboard, and an embossed ‘Sport’ logo on the headrests of the front seats. The Ford Everest Sport is also equipped with passive entry and push-button start, an 8-inch SYNC3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 10-speaker sound system,
As expected, the Everest Sport does not come with any performance upgrades. Under the hood of the Everest Sport is the same newly-developed 2.0-liter inline-4 EcoBlue turbodiesel engine found in the 4×2 Titanium variant. It produces 180 hp and 420 Nm of torque, with power sent to the rear wheels via a 10-speed automatic.
As for safety, the new Everest Sport is generously equipped with 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, and roll stability control.
The 2020 Ford Everest Sport is now on sale in Ford dealers with an MSRP of P1,868,000. Ford says that this pricing strategy covers about 40 percent of the pick-up based passenger vehicle (PPV) or midsize truck-based SUV segment. Every Everest Sport comes with a 3-year warranty and an optional 5-year extended warranty. To make ownership easier for prospective customers, the maintenance interval for the Everest is once a year or 10,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.
As an exclusive offer, Ford is offering a free 3-year preventive maintenance package when you buy the new Ford Everest Sport until May 31, 2020.