Exclusive to the Trend – the most popular Everest in the Blue Oval stable – the accessories pack is available for both the 3.2-litre/six-speed auto and 2.0-litre bi-turbo/10-speed auto variants.
The pack, consisting of a mixture of Ford Licenced accessories, Genuine Ford accessories and specific components selected by the boffins at Ford, is stamped with a manufacturer's list price (MLP) of $2000, which includes fitment at a Ford dealership.
For that coin, punters get a 76mm-diameter black nudge bar, a Genuine Ford bonnet protector and snorkel, a Ford Licensed LED light bar, a Pioneer platform affixed with a Sunseeker awning, and black roof-mounted carry bars. Despite already featuring a handy wading depth of 800mm, the snorkel, in particular, is a notable addition to the Everest, especially for the intrepid 4x4 explorer who prefers dust to tarmac.
In addition, a Genuine Ford tow bar is included, which is rated to 3000kg (for the 3.2-litre) and 3100kg (for the 2.0-litre bi-turbo).
4x4 comparison: Everest Trend v Ranger XLT
“We know that Everest owners have a keen sense of adventure, and the off-road, off-the-beaten track capability engineered into the Everest 4WD is something we know customers love about their vehicle,” said Kay Hart, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand. “Now, with the Everest BaseCamp accessories pack, we’re making it easier for customers to get adventure-ready features in a convenient, affordable way to make those weekend escapes a reality.”
The BaseCamp accessories pack provides the Trend with an assortment of useable, practical 4x4 gear, and it seems nicely priced, too, with Ford Australia claiming the kit equates to $6000 worth of value. It’s available now.