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2019 Ford Everest borrows Ranger Raptor engine

17 May 2018 Car News

Ford Everest borrows Ranger Raptor engine for 2019

Ford’s gutsy 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel headlines the upgrade to Ford’s big, go-anywhere SUV

Ford’s Everest large SUV  will score the new Ranger Raptor’s gutsy 2.0-litre four-cylinder bi-turbo diesel engine and automatic emergency braking for the 2019 model year.

As forecast on WhichCar earlier this month, the new, more refined, powertrain, which also comes hooked up to the Raptor's 10-speed automatic gearbox, will produce 157kW and a whopping 500Nm of torque from as low as 1750 rpm. The extra shove combines with the 10-speed’s closer gear ratios for more constant low range power and acceleration to make negotiating steep and slippery terrain easier.

Combined with Ford Auto Start-Stop, the bi-turbo provides improved fuel economy – 6.9L/100km in the 2.35-tonne Trend RWD, a significant improvement on the existing 3.2-litre five-cylinder Durotorq diesel’s 8.4L/100km claimed average.

2019 Ford Everest Titanium

The twin turbo four-cylinder will be the standard powertrain on the range-topping Titanium spec and optional on the Trend grade over the Duratorq 3.2 diesel that’s also in the entry-level Ambiente.

Meanwhile Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist system featuring autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection will also be available in the 2019 Everest range - but only as standard kit in the Trend and Titanium variants.

The Trend and Titanium also acquire a hands-free power tailgate, while push button start will become standard across all three variants.

The 2019 Everest receives a minor facelift that includes a new grille treatment too. HID headlights will now be standard on the Everest Trend, while the range-topping Titanium will show off a new 20-inch split-spoke alloy wheel design.

Inside, the Everest's spacious cabin gains a premium-look ebony interior and enhanced cabin materials, with more soft-touch surfaces throughout.

Engineered and developed for Australian conditions, the 2019 Everest will arrive in showrooms around September this year and will be covered by Ford’s new five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.

Prices will be announced closer to launch.