FORD has been busy gearing up for the updated 2019 Ford Ranger’s on-sale date of September, but the Blue Oval has also finalised spec and pricing details of the updated 2019 Ford Everest, which is also scheduled to go on sale in September.
Like the 2019 Ranger, headlining the updated Everest will be the Ranger Raptor’s 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre inline-4 bi-turbo diesel engine that’s coupled to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Raptor’s drivetrain will only be available on the mid-range Trend and range-topping Titanium variants.
In the meantime, the existing 143kW/470Nm 3.2-litre 5-cylinder diesel powerplant with the six-speed automatic drivetrain will carry on in the entry-level Ambiente range and Trend 4WD models.
Likewise, the updated Everest’s touted Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection AEB feature, along with the Traffic Sign Recognition system, will only available in the Trend and Titanium models.
Other features that are now standard across the range are keyless ignition, SYNC3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and satellite navigation with traffic updates. Trend variants receive new HID headlamps with auto levelling, LED daytime running lights, and a hands-free power rear tailgate.
Customers who want to opt for something more utilitarian for the Trend can spec the non-power driver’s seat pack no-cost option, which swaps the leather-accented seat trim and eight-way power driver’s seat for a fabric seat and six-way manual driver’s seat adjustment.
That being said, the new powertrain, features and tweaks come at a cost, as the Manufacturer List Price for the 2019 Ford Everest sees an increase of $1200 for variants with the 3.2-litre 5-cylinder engine and $2200 for recipients of the Raptor donk, with the only exception being the range-topping Titanium sporting a marginal $700 decrease.
All 2019 Everest models will come covered with a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty.
2019 FORD EVEREST PRICING
Ambiente 4WD 3.2L 6AT five-seat - $54,190
Ambiente 4WD 3.2L 6AT seven-seat - $55,190
Trend 4WD 3.2L 6AT seven-seat - $59,990
Trend 4WD 2L Raptor Bi-Turbo 10AT seven-seat - $61,190
Titanium 4WD 2L Raptor Bi-Turbo 10AT seven-seat - $73,990
Tow bar (Ambiente & Trend) - $1000
Prestige Paint (Ambiente & Trend) - $600
Prestige Paint (Titanium) - $780