Ford Philippines finally launches the new facelifted 2020 Everest. It now has the power plant of the Ranger Raptor, making it the most powerful midsize SUV in a small displacement engine package. For now, the new Everest comes in two variants – 4x4 and 4x2 – both in Titanium trims. The rest of the trim levels will follow suit but there's no definite date yet.
The new 2020 Ford Everest comes with two diesel engine options. The first is a 2.0-liter biturbo, while the other is also a 2.0-liter with a single turbo. The Biturbo 4x4 variant produces 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque, while the Single Turbo 4x2 makes 180 hp and 420 Nm of torque.
This biturbo 2.0-liter produces 500 Nm of torque at 1,750 RPM. This lets the new Everest reach peak torque faster than its rivals. In comparison, the new biturbo engine produces 10 more horses and 30 more Nm torque. Attached to both new engines is a 10-speed automatic transmission that makes the most of what the engine can offer within its torque band.
For seating, the Everest has 8-way power adjust for the driver and front passenger seat. The second row has a 60:40 split-fold seat that also comes with two ISOFIX Anchors. The third row, on the other hand, has a power-folding function to make creating space in the rear of the vehicle easier.
The Everest has an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system with a 9-speaker system with a subwoofer and amplifier for all your music needs. This infotainment system also features Ford’s SYNC 3 system with voice control, Bluetooth, GPS navigation, and WiFi connectivity. This head unit also supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
The 4x4 variant of the Everest comes with an electronic locking rear differential and a Terrain Management System for those who want to go offroad. The 4x2 variant, however, gets a standard rear differential.
Standard features for the 4x4 are a Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection (Autonomous Emergency Braking), Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Alert, Lane-keeping system, Driver Alert System. For those who have trouble parallel parking will be happy to know that Active Park Assist (Semi-Auto Parallel Park Assist) comes with the vehicle. Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert also comes standard for the vehicle. Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Lock Brakes System, Traction Control, Roll Over Mitigation, hill start and hill descent control, and finally tire pressure monitoring system add an element of safety for those long road trips.
Not to be left out the 4x2 model features, cruise control, blind spot information system, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, traction control, rollover mitigation, brake assist, and hill launch assist.
Standard features between both variants are seven airbags, reverse parking sensors, front parking sensors, rear view camera, and finally a volumetric burglar alarm system and immobilizer for security.
Upfront the Everest features HID headlamps with auto-leveling and LED daytime running lights. It also has rain-sensing wipers and a panoramic moonroof for the 4x4 variant. The range-topping 4x4 Titanium also gets an Auto High Beam Control. For those who need to load things into the back of the vehicle will be happy to know that it comes with a hands-free power liftgate. Those in the back won’t be left out of the features either as a 12-volt socket and a 230-volt outlet can be found in the first and second rows.
Prices for the new Everest start at P1,995,000 for the Titanium 4x2 Single Turbo variant and P2,299,000 for the Titanium 4x4 Biturbo. The new Everest comes in six colors, including the new Diffused Silver and the staples Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, Arctic White, Meteor Gray, and Sunset Red.
If you want to see and test drive this new Everest in the metal, it will be available on Aug 10 and 11 at the Ford Island Conquest event which will be happening at Mega Tent Libis, along with a promo that’s exclusively available in the test drive event.