The rainy season is officially here and the onslaught of closed roads, flash floods, and zero visibility downpour is upon us once again. For those who drive regularly during wet season, you know all too well the stress and dangers that come with our daily commutes.
Ford Philippines wants us to know that it has the answer to brave our unpredictable weather: the Ford Everest. Already a top contender among the other midsize SUVs in the market today, the Ford Everest has some best in class features and technology to help keep you in control and safe when the rain comes down hard.
In the advent of the season, the American car company shares a list of five best-for-rain features that Ford Everest proudly boasts:
1. Water Wading Capability
The Ford Everest has 800mm of water wading capability, one of the highest and best in class, to help you cruise through floods or any form of high water without a sweat. This feature is definitely your ticket to a safe, worry-free and comfortable drive amid the floods in the metro.
2. Smooth Suspension
Featuring a unique Watt’s Linkage Suspension System, the Everest ensures optimal performance, improved stability, and maximum comfort, especially when traversing through potholes and bumps that are submerged in floods. Unlike more common rigid suspension systems found in other vehicles, this particular technology makes steering straighter and manageable with its complex tires and vehicle body connection system amidst all kinds of surface textures or terrain.
3. Active Noise Cancellation
Inspired by noise cancelling headphones, the Ford Everest is equipped with Active Noise Cancellation to give drivers and passengers a comfortable cabin experience. This system has three highly sensitive microphones to detect and measure engine noise, then cancels it out using opposing sound waves. Coupled with other interior accents such as specially designed acoustic glass in the windshield, and hydraulic engine mounts that help reduce engine vibrations, this SUV delivers a quiet and relaxing ride regardless of external conditions.
4. BLIS and Cross-traffic Alert
Low levels of visibility are common results of heavy downpour during the rainy season. To ensure accuracy and safety, the Everest utilizes its Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) to serve as your second set of eyes with indicator lights in your side mirrors for hazardous instances such as shifting lanes or reversing out of a slot or driveway.
5. Rear view camera
The Ford Everest has a rear view camera that gives drivers (and even passengers) a full and clear vision of what’s behind them on the infotainment screen. This, in combination with rear parking sensors, make parking even in the darkest and rainiest conditions worry free.