Ford Everest gets Sport treatment
Ford has expanded the Everest range with the addition of a Sport derivative
Ford South Africa has bolstered their position in the expanding and highly competitive SUV market with the introduction of the new Everest Sport. Based on the popular Everest XLT, the new Sport derivative includes a host of feature enhancements, both to the exterior and the cabin.
The addition of the Sport to the range gives the Everest a more dynamic and athletic look and adds to its appeal as a versatile vehicle for those with an active lifestyle.
Available in 4x2 and 4x4 guise equipped with an electronic locking rear differential as standard, the Everest Sport offers excellent practicality and capability.
Visually the Everest Sport is set apart from its established siblings by a black mesh grille and unique Everest badge on the bonnet, along with black mirror caps and door handles, replacing the chrome finishes on the Everest XLT. Further reinforcing the dynamic appearance is the black treatment for the front bumper chin and rear valence in place of silver, along with ebony roof rails, special Sport decals on the rear doors and striking 20-inch alloy wheels.
Key interior features include model specific embossed leather seats with distinctive blue stitching, soft-touch leather treatment for the dashboard and a driver’s seat with eight-way power adjustment.
The Everest Sport also comes standard with LED headlamps and daytime running lights, cruise control and front and rear park view sensors with a rear-view camera.
The extensive standard safety package comprises ESP with traction control, Trailer Sway Control, Hill Launch Assist and Roll Over Mitigation. Enhancing the family oriented nature of the Everest’s seven seater, occupant protection includes a total of seven airbags.
One of the key features carried over to the Sport derivative is Ford’s pioneering SYNC3 infotainment system, which offers exceptional connectivity and multimedia options, along with intuitive voice control. The system comes standard with embedded navigation comprising standard mapping as well as Tracks for Africa and is linked to an integrated eight-inch touch-screen colour display that recognises multi-touch gestures. Smartphone integration is provided through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Customers have the choice of 4x4 and 4x2 models, both of which are available with Ford’s frugal 2.0-litre Single Turbo diesel engine, delivering 132kW and 420Nm. This is paired with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
Further enhancing the capability of the Everest 4x4 models is the standard Terrain Management System which allows the driver to easily select the preferred driving mode to suit the terrain.
Ford Everest Sport 2.0 4x2
Ford Everest Sport 2.0 4x4