All-new Ford Everest goes on sale

Ford launches completely re-engineered Everest

Reuben Van Niekerk
New Model
Ford Everest

Ford has launched an all-new Everest, which blends adventure-ready capability with passenger comfort and customer focussed technology in a rugged yet refined SUV. With this new generation the Everest also shares substantially less with the Ranger and is now firmly positioned as a stand-alone product.

Two grades are available at launch including the Everest Platinum, which focuses on luxury and performance and is fitted with the new 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine and Ford’s advanced 10 speed automatic, linked to a permanent all-wheel drive system.

Alternatively, the Everest Sport is powered by a 2.0-litre B-Turbo diesel engine, mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. This model employs an electronic part-time four-wheel drive system.

Rugged, muscular exterior design

The new Everest is sleek and modern, featuring a wider track and longer wheelbase, which gave designers the opportunity to create a more progressive, muscular appearance. Ford’s global DNA is evident in the C-clamp headlamps and strong horizontal upper grille bar amidst horizontal and vertical elements, which add to the stable appearance. The side profile features a strong shoulder line front to back, while the wider track results in a more dramatic swell over the wheels.

Inside story

The high-quality and refined interior takes inspiration from modern homes by featuring plush materials, premium finishes and ambient lighting. The sense of spaciousness is amplified by a full-width instrument panel and centre console with dual cup holder recesses.

The Everest Platinum features wireless charging, an electric parking brake and leather trimmed e-shifter as well as heated and ventilated 10-way power adjustable front sears.

Third row seat access has been made easier with second-row seats that slide further forward than before. Flexible seating has been prioritised, the second row slides with a 60:40 split seatback and the 50:50 split third row in the seven seater configuration can be folded at the touch of a button on the Platinum series. Both the second and third row seats have been designed to fold flat to allow for long loads to be carried safely.

Ford also focussed on incorporating the latest connectivity and technology features, which include an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, with an engaging 12.4-inch version on the Platinum. Both models feature a large, high-resolution portrait 12-inch touchscreen in the centre console. On top of the range models this screen is linked to a 360-degree camera with split view display making parking a breeze in tight urban spaces.

The Everest now features Ford’s SYNC 4A system featuring voice-activated communications, entertainment and information systems as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Driver assistance technologies include Active Park Assist 2.0 on the Everest Platinum, adaptive cruise control with stop and go and lane centering. Both models are equipped with Ford’s Lane Keeping System, which includes lane keeping alert and lane keeping aid along with road edge detection and driver warning. Pre-collision assist with dynamic brake support, forward collision warning, automated emergency braking and reverse brake assist do their part to increase safety. In addition platinum models feature distance alert and indication, evasive steer assist and intersection functionality.

Under the bonnet

Ford’s proven 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine has been refined and now offers 184kW and 600Nm in the Platinum derivative.

The Everest Sport is fitted with the proven 2.0-litre BiTurbo diesel engine that produces 154kW and 500Nm. Both engines are paired with a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.

Newly engineered underpinnings

A 50mm increase in track helps deliver a more controlled ride on the road, while tweaks to damper settings improve control in all conditions. The Everest is ready to explore with a choice of two different four-wheel drive systems, under body protection, off-road selectable drive modes, a rear locking differential and upfitted switches for accessories.

Everest Sport models rely on a part-time electronic switchable four-wheel drive system, which includes 2h, 4H and 4L modes for tricky off-road conditions. The Everest Platinum utilises a permanent four-wheel drive system that additionally features a default 4A mode that can be used on and off-road.

Driver’s can choose from up to six drive modes designed to improve on and off-road comfort and capability.

A towing capacity of 3500kg is supported by technologies such as Tow/Haul drive mode, camera systems for trailer hitching and a trailer connection checklist and trailer light check within the SYNC system. 

Model range and pricing

Ford Everest Sport 2.0L BiT 4WD 10AT                             R965 400

Ford Everest Platinum 3.0L V6 AWD 10AT                        R1 113 100

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