Ford has unveiled an updated version of its Everest SUV in Australia, bringing a mildly revised look and extra kit. The big change, though, is the introduction of the 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine which was first seen on the Ranger Raptor.
The new EcoBlue mill serves up 213 PS and 500 Nm of torque from just 1,750 Nm. It is paired to a Getrag 10R80 10-speed automatic transmission with a wider ratio span that improves refinement and performance, on and off road. Towing capacity has also increased slightly, from 3,000 to 3,100 kg. This engine and transmission combination results in a combined fuel consumption figure of as low as 6.9 liters per 100km on the Trend 4×2. The old 3.2-liter TDCi Duratorq five e-pot turbodiesel remains a standard fitment on the base Ambiente and Trend.
Soft-touch materials on the inside improve the feeling of comfort and quality, while a new ebony color scheme makes the interior brightwork and contrast stitching stand out even more. Keyless entry and push-button start have been introduced as a standard feature across the range.