FORD has upgraded its 2017 Everest range to include new models, revised pricing and extra features as standard.
To capitalise on the ever-strengthening SUV market, a price-savvy, five-seat Ambiente now starts the model range. Available in RWD and 4WD, the five-seat Ambiente is powered by the same 3.2-litre engine and six-speed auto seen across the range.
“The addition of the five-seat Everest gives more Australians access to an award-winning SUV with five-star safety, space for the whole family and genuine off-road ability,” Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia President and CEO said.”
It’s now $7000 cheaper to plant yourself in an Everest, with the new five-seat RWD Ambiente a $47,990 proposition. Previously, the seven-seat Ambiente ($54,990) was the entry-level offering.
If you prefer power transferred to all wheels (as you should) the cheapest option is the new 4WD five-seat Ambiente, priced at $52,990. While 1000 bucks has been trimmed off the once-base-model seven-seat Ambiente, placing it at $53,990.
Features now standard on the Ambiente include SYNC3 with eight-inch colour touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, driver instrument cluster, 10-speaker audio and running boards.
The mid-spec, seven-seat Trend now receives embedded SYNC3 sat-nav as standard. But, more importantly, the prices of both the RWD and 4WD versions have been slashed by $2K – the RWD now $53,990; the 4WD now $58,990.
The price of the up-spec, seven-seat Titanium has been cut from $76,705 to $74,990.
2017 EVEREST RANGE
Ford Everest Ambiente
3.2L RWD 6-speed automatic five-seat $47,990 (new)
3.2L RWD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $48,990 (new)
3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic five-seat $52,990 (new)
3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $53,990 (previously $54,990)
Ford Everest Trend
3.2L RWD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $53,990 (previously $55,990)
3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic seven- seat $58,990 (previously $60,990)
Ford Everest Titanium
3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $74,990 (previously $76,705)