Ford Everest Sport unveiled digitally, Everest Titanium trims get upgrades
And then there were four variants.
Ford Philippines veritably takes a decisive step into the outdoors amid the much-changed “new normal,” with a digital launch of the newest trim of its popular midsize SUV. The Ford Everest Sport (P1.868 million) will be available in dealers nationwide beginning May 22.
Sourced from Thailand, the Ford Everest Sport is said to lend further credence to the model’s position as “one of the safest and most capable SUVs in the market today,” shares Ford Philippines Managing Director PK Umashankar in a release. “We are confident that the new Ford Everest Sport will set another standard for midsize SUVs in the market with its design and technology that match various needs and lifestyles.”
What makes the Ford Everest Sport different from its siblings? “The new Everest Sport features a bold look and design, refined interiors, and driver-assist smart and safe features, making it the perfect SUV for the family,” declared Ford in its release.
You can immediately glean the visual cues in the Sport’s black body exterior touches such as a new mesh grille design, an embossed “Everest” hood badge, gloss black-painted wheels and side mirror assembly, black tailgate appliqué in the rear and a “Sport” decal on the liftgate. Ford also gives the Everest Sport LED projector headlamps, daytime running lights, and 20-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment.
In the cabin, the Sport gets a new look through a blue stitching accent on the steering wheel, dashboard, seats, center, console, and door trims. A leather seat is equipped with eight-way power driver seat function; a smart keyless entry with push button start, and a power liftgate with hands-free function complete the niceties.
The vehicle’s infotainment is predicated on an eight-inch LCD touchscreen with Sync3 along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity. It has two USB ports, and finds expression in 10 speakers.
The Everest Sport is motivated by the same engine that drives the Turbo Titanium 4x2 variant — a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine delivering 180ps and 420Nm. The driver can realize its promises through Ford’s 10-speed automatic with SelectShift. The proprietary system allows the driver to “choose between a conventional automatic-shifting drive mode (D) or semi-automatic shifting sport mode (S).” When Sport is engaged, the user can opt for automatic Sport shifting or manual shifting. SelectShift is said to enhance acceleration, fuel efficiency, and smoothness on both on-road and off-road terrains.
A suite of comfort, convenience, and safety features includes cruise control, electronic power assist steering, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and electronic stability control with anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, and roll stability control. Seven airbags are available, including side, curtain, and driver knee airbags.
The Sport comes in four colors: Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, Arctic White, and Deep Crystal Blue. The last is a new color available to the Ford Everest and is exclusive to the Sport. A free three-year scheduled service plan will be given to customers who reserve on or before May 31, 2020.
Everest Titanium gets free add-onsFord also upgrades its Everest Titanium series with features without adding to the price tag. The Everest 2.0L Bi-Turbo Titanium+ 4x4 AT and Everest 2.0L Turbo Titanium 4x2 AT get LED projector headlamps, plus a high-mount USB feature for the 4x4 variant.
Visit www.ford.com.ph/suvs/everest/ or call a Ford dealer for particulars.
Photos from Ford Philippines
Also read: BUYER'S GUIDE: 2020 Ford Everest