FORD has included Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as standard across its entire Everest range.
AEB with Pedestrian Detection is now included as standard from the base-model Ambiente right through to the range-topping Titanium 4WD, where previously it was only available on Trend and Titanium models.
“The Everest has won many accolades, and we’re proud of that, but we are always looking to add the latest technology and the most advanced features for our customers,” said Ford Australia and New Zealand President and CEO, Kay Hart. “The addition of AEB on every model is part of our commitment to constantly improve our products, services and ownership experiences.”
Put simply, AEB technology assesses road conditions and will step in and apply the anchors when the driver fails to do so.
Last month, Toyota introduced AEB as standard across its Hilux range, but Holden failed to include AEB as standard for its recently refreshed Colorado line-up.
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In addition, Ford also revised the pricing for its Titanium 4WD so that it can sit below the Luxury Car Tax threshold. The Titanium is now priced at $72,290 (MLP*).
The updated Everest is on sale from July 2019.
Full range pricing here:
|Ambiente RWD 3.2L 6-speed Auto||$49,490|
|Ambiente 4WD 3.2L 6-speed Auto||$54,490|
|Trend RWD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto||$56,190|
|Trend 4WD 3.2L 6-speed Auto (7 seats)||$59,990|
|Trend 4WD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto||$61,490|
|Titanium 4WD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto||$72,290|
*Manufacturer List Price