The all-new Ford Everest has reached a new level of rugged capability and refinement. It's now offering a combination of stylish design, modern technology, balanced on-road and off-road capability, and a refined premium interior. Known to be one of the toughest SUV in the segment, it is built on a true body-on-frame chassis matched with a 225mm ground clearance allowing it to tackle various terrains with ease.
Exterior-wise, it offers a robust front end with signature LED Daytime Running Lights connected to a prominent inverted trapezoid grille that brings out a strong presence on the road. Meanwhile, the interior boasts more room for each passenger and cargo compared to its predecessor. It has more than 30 cleverly designed stowage spaces and multiple outlets for the modern family. With the 2nd and 3rd row seats folded flat, it can accommodate up to 2,010 liters of maximum cargo space.
In the Philippines, all-new Everest also boasts two engine options, a 3.2L Duratorq 5-cylinder TDCi engine with 200 hp and 470 Nm of torque and a 2.2L Duratorq 4-cylinder TDCi engine with 160 hp and 385 Nm of torque mated to either a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. Smart and safe, it also comes with Ford's SYNC in-car connectivity, airbags, ABS + EBD, Hill Start Assist, ESP, and Roll Stability Control (RSC) across the range.
We'll let you in on a little secret. Our team was at the 36th Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS) where we caught a glimpse of the all-new Everest weeks before its launch in the Philippines. And luckily, we got all the sweet details on Ford's latest midsize SUV.
Years of waiting has finally come down to this. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you the all-new Everest – Ford's best selling SUV. Or at least, we're quite confident that it will be once stocks arrive in September 2015.