Ford Australia is getting ready to launch the model year 2019 Ford Everest and has today confirmed initial specs and pricing before its showroom arrival in September. The new model boasts a number of fresh features and powertrain options, and a mildly updated design.
Underpinned by the 2019 Ford Ranger ute, the 2019 Ford Everest receives a mild styling facelift as original unveiled in May this year. There’s some new-look headlights, a new front grille and bumper bar, LED taillights, and some fresh alloy wheel options.
Two powertrains will be available, including the 3.2-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder engine from the existing model that produces 143kW and 470Nm, as well as the new 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel four-cylinder developing 157kW and 500Nm. The old engine carries over the six-speed auto, but the new 2.0TTD unit comes matched to a 10-speed automatic.
Fuel economy for the new 2.0L twin-turbo on the combined cycle is listed at 6.9L/100km for the RWD, and 7.1L/100km for the 4WD models. Economy figures for the 3.2L haven’t been mentioned, but the outgoing model in RWD form consumes 8.4L/100km, and the 4WD is rated at 8.5L/100km.
Three main variant lines will be on offer, spanning from the Ambiente, in RWD and 4WD, to the Trend, also available in RWD and 4WD, to the top Titanium which comes with the 2.0L twin-turbo and in 4WD form only. All models come with an automatic transmission.
As standard, all variants come with SYNC 3 infotainment including an 8.0-inch touch-screen unit for the dash, a 10-speaker sound system, sat-nav, two USB ports, one 230V inverter, three 12V power sockets overall, and dual-zone climate control and cruise control.
In terms of safety, all models come with a rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, and a variety of airbags. Stepping up to the Trend adds HID headlights, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, traffic sign recognition, and adaptive cruise control. Going further, the Titanium adds tyre pressure monitoring and blind-spot warning with cross-traffic alert.
The new model arrives in Australian showrooms from September, just like the MY2019 Ford Ranger and anticipated Ranger Raptor. Prices for the new Everest start from the following (excluding on-road costs):
2019 Ford Everest Ambiente 3.2TD RWD 5-seater – $49,190
2019 Ford Everest Ambiente 3.2TD RWD 7-seater – $50,190
2019 Ford Everest Ambiente 3.2TD 4WD 5-seater – $54,190
2019 Ford Everest Ambiente 3.2TD 4WD 7-seater – $55,190
2019 Ford Everest Trend 2.0TTD RWD 7-seater – $56,190
2019 Ford Everest Trend 3.2TD 4WD 7-seater – $59,990
2019 Ford Everest Trend 2.0TTD 4WD 7-seater – $61,190
2019 Ford Everest Titanium 2.0TTD 4WD 7-seater – $73,990