Here's What to Expect with the Updated 2019 Ford Everest
Ford Philippines is launching the updated Ford Everest tomorrow, August 9, as a precursor to its annual Ford Island Conquest which will be held at the MegaTent Events Venue in Libis along E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue in Quezon City, with the two-day public test drive for the midsize SUV happening from August 10 to 11, from 9 AM to 9 PM. As we wait for Ford to officially reveal the new Everest tomorrow, we speculate what changes it will have. The biggest change to the updated Everest will be the deletion of the 3.2-liter engine and the six-speed automatic transmission in favor of the 2.0-liter bi-turbo and 10-speed slushbox that puts out 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque. That's right, for the 4x4 Titanium+ variant at least, Ford Philippines has put the heart of the Ford Ranger Raptor into its popular midsize SUV offering. All that's missing really is for somebody crazy enough to transplant the Ranger Raptor's suspension wizardry, Terrain Management System with Baja mode, and 17-inch all-terrain tires to the Everest and you could call it the Ford Everest Raptor. For the lesser-spec'd Everest variants, the engine offered is the 2.0-liter single-turbo that's also mated to the same 10-speed automatic but with the output down to 178 hp and 420 Nm of torque--the same drivetrain offered with the Ranger Wildtrak launched in September 2018. Also new to the transmissin is that it now has a Sport Mode for a more spirited drive. Updates to the standard Everest we could expect are the Push Start System, Ford's Sync 3 that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Rollover Mitigation. Other updates to the top-spec Everest Titanium+ are its Autonomous Emergency Braking System with Pedestrian Detection, Auto High Beam Control, and Hands-Free Lift Gate System. Aesthetically, the updated Everest has a revised grille and front bumper on the outside while inside, the area around the gear lever is now finished in Piano Black. That's about it for now. We'll give you more details on the updated Ford Everest once it's launched tomorrow. Stay tuned!