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    Default New Ford Everest Delivers Enhanced Design, Comfort and Performance

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 30 April 2019 - Ford is making its sophisticated Everest seven-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV) more appealing and upmarket than ever with a range of styling, suspension and feature upgrades, complemented by the introduction of the advanced new 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines that recently debuted on the New Ford Ranger.

    As Ford's premium offering in the rapidly growing SUV market, the New Everest puts the emphasis on quality, refinement and luxury matched to exceptional space and practicality.

    "The Everest has given Ford an important foothold in the SUV segment which continues to grow in South Africa and around the world as buyers opt for versatile, family-oriented vehicles that suit their active lifestyles," says Doreen Mashinini, General Manager Marketing at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.

    "With the New Everest, we have raised the game further by introducing subtle yet effective styling updates for the eye-catching exterior, providing a more refined and luxurious cabin environment, adding several new trend-setting technologies to the already feature-packed range, and building on the outgoing model's superb comfort and ride refinement with a revised suspension set-up.

    "As with the New Ranger, we are delighted to introduce the new-generation 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines to the Everest range, paired with the advanced new 10-speed automatic transmission - a combination that sets new benchmarks for performance and efficiency in this segment."

    The existing 2.2 and 3.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engines continue to do duty in certain models, paired with the current six-speed automatic transmission.

    Refreshed design emphasizes exclusivity and capability

    The New Everest communicates rugged off-road capability with a sense of refined artistry that takes Ford's seven-seater SUV to a new level within the segment. The refreshed grille introduces a new level of depth to the design through the layering of three distinctive grille bars that exude exclusivity and luxury whilst presenting a sense of strength and robustness.

    The lower bumper has been redesigned to accentuate width, incorporating a connected horizontal beam that has been added to the fascia insert, which gives the Everest even greater on-road presence.

    A classy new 20-inch wheel has been introduced on the range-topping Everest Limited, featuring a modern split spoke design that gives the vehicle a more upmarket and dynamic appearance.

    Ford has also upped the ante in terms of overall quality and refinement, employing a more purposeful execution of colours and materials. Stronger contrasting elements are employed with the addition of the secondary grille texture against the chrome bright work.

    The accents move from a single-layer satin metallic to a two-layer glossy metallic paint, giving a more liquid-like feel for customers expecting outstanding quality. The wheel accent paints are now darker to further accentuate the machine-cut surface of the alloys, adding more drama and a more premium look to the overall appearance.

    A new exterior body colour has been added to the line-up: Diffused Silver is designed as a modern take on the typical luxury beige. It communicates toughness with its added depth and also sophistication with its smooth champagne highlights.

    Exceptional quality and refinement

    The New Everest provides premium levels of quality, outstanding interior space and maximum versatility - now with a selection of new, richer materials and design details that emphasize luxury and style throughout.

    The introduction of the Ebony environment colour changes the entire ambience of the interior cabin. The added depth allows the details and bright work to stand out and further aligns the interior to the customer's expectation for a premium SUV, complemented by a greater selection of soft-touch materials.

    Adding further exclusivity to the cabin is the use of contrast stitching on the Everest Limited, along with shadow chrome finishes, perforated leather and high-quality paints that add further lustre to the upgraded interior.

    A bold new crafted gear shifter design for the all-new 10-speed automatic transmission reflects the unquestionable capability of the latest Everest, matched with the latest equipment and technology that Ford vehicles offer.

    New-generation turbodiesel performance

    One of the main defining features of the New Everest is the introduction of the all-new 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines that recently debuted on the New Ranger.

    The Bi-Turbo engine headlines the revised range, employing an innovative twin turbocharger set-up to improve both low-end torque and high-end power, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

    A small high pressure (HP) turbo works in conjunction with a large low pressure (LP) turbo, controlled with by-pass valves that determine the operating mode depending on engine speed. At lower engine speeds the two turbos work in series, enhancing torque and responsiveness, while at higher revs the small HP turbo is bypassed, and the larger LP turbo provides boost to deliver top-end power.

    The maximum power output for the 2.0 Bi-Turbo engine is 157kW, matched to a peak torque figure of 500Nm - improvements of 10kW and 30Nm respectively compared to the existing 3.2-litre TDCi engine. The new engine also offers exceptional refinement, with low levels of noise, vibration and harshness. It is available in the Everest XLT 4x2 and 4x4 models, as well as the top-spec Everest Limited.

    Along with the range-topping Bi-Turbo engine, a new 2.0-litre Single Turbo unit has been added to the line-up, offered in XLT 4x2 specification. It delivers a peak power output of 132kW, matched to 420Nm of torque - with up to 340Nm available from just 1 250 r/min.

    The current 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine, with 118kW and 385Nm, is available in the Everest XLS 4x2 model, while the 3.2-litre five-cylinder TDCi engine, with 147kW and 470Nm, is still offered in XLT 4x4 guise.

    Advanced 10-speed automatic transmission

    The new-generation 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo and 2.0 Single Turbo engines are exclusively available with Ford's sophisticated all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, which boasts significant improvements in efficiency, fuel economy and all-round performance.

    The 10-speed architecture reduces the gaps in available power and acceleration between gears, providing smoother acceleration response, and enabling improved performance at lower engine speeds. The electronic control system features real-time adaptive shift-scheduling, engineered to help select the correct gear at the right time, including skip-shift and direct downshift capabilities.

    The unit's Progressive Range Select (PRS) system gives the driver the ability to lock out gears from the automatic shifting range for improved control. With the transmission in 'Drive', pressing the '-' button on the new gearshift lever activates PRS. All available gears are shown on the instrument cluster, with the current gear indicated. Pressing the '-' button again locks out gears, beginning with the highest gear. Only the available gears are then displayed, and the transmission automatically shifts between these ratios. Pressing the '+' button unlocks gears to allow the transmission to shift to higher ratios, and the transmission shifts automatically within the gear range the driver selects.

    The existing Select Shift Transmission (SST) functionality is retained, enabling the driver to switch to 'Sport' mode which makes the gearbox more responsive for dynamic driving performance. There's also the option of full manual mode from the 'S' position, controlled via the +/- buttons on the gear lever for optimal control.

    Ford engineering data, based on real-world driving cycles, indicates an improvement in fuel-efficiency of up to nine percent in the case of the 2.0 Bi-Turbo engine mated to the 10-speed automatic transmission, compared to the previous range-topping model.

    In the case of the 2.2 and 3.2 Duratorq TDCi engines, both units are matched to the existing six-speed automatic transmission.

    Improved ride comfort and refinement

    As with the New Ford Ranger, the New Everest has benefited from numerous suspension improvements that further enhance ride quality and refinement. Most notably, the front-mounted stabiliser bar has been moved to the rear of the front axle, which allows for greater packaging and design freedom, along with an increase in diameter and stiffness to give the Everest improved roll control and handling performance.

    The revised layout has also enabled a reduction in front spring rates, thus achieving an even more comfortable and pliant ride. Additionally, the jounce bumper, which softens the impact when the suspension is fully compressed over severe bumps, has been relocated from the lower control arm to the damper rod at the top of the suspension, thereby reducing the load on the suspension bushes. This gives an improved ride and reduced noise levels.

    Overall suspension compliance has been improved, with three damper tunes being adopted for the New Everest range in place of the single set-up used previously. This ensures that the ride characteristics are better tailored to the engine and drivetrain configurations, resulting in a plusher ride over rough surfaces without impacting the Everest's maximum towing capacity of 3 000kg on the 2.2 TDCi, 3.2 TDCi and Single Turbo models. The Bi-Turbo is rated to tow a maximum of 3 100kg with a braked trailer.

    The extensive suspension refinements have also enabled a reduction in tyre pressures from 240 to 210 kPa, further enhancing overall comfort and isolating the occupants from road imperfections. At the same time, steering precision and control has also been improved.

    Technology and safety

    A new addition to the Everest's impressive range of high-tech features is the Passive Entry and Passive Start (PEPS) system, fitted as standard on the XLT and Limited models. The keyless entry and passive start uses an intelligent access system that allows the driver to unlock the vehicle and start the engine without removing the key fob from their pocket or bag. When the key is in the vehicle, the driver simply presses the Start/Stop button while applying the brake pedal to start the car.

    The Everest Limited continues to set the benchmark for active driving features, including Semi-Automatic Parallel Park Assist (SAPPA) that uses ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear bumpers to search for and identify parking spaces that are big enough to parallel park the vehicle. A combination of the Everest's electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) and sensors are used to steer the vehicle safely and perfectly into place, while the driver simply operates the gears, accelerator and brake.

    Additional standard appointments on the Limited include Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Alert (which now recognises pedestrians, in addition to its ability to detect other vehicles), Lane Keeping Aid and Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Auto High Beam Control.

    The impressive standard safety package across the line-up extends to Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system with Traction Control (TC), Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC) on the 4x4 models, Load Adaptive control (LAC) and Roll Over Mitigation (ROM).

    A full Category 1 Thatcham-specification alarm is now standard on all Everest XLS, XLT and Limited models for enhanced anti-theft security.

    SYNC® infotainment system

    Ford's pioneering SYNC® technology offers exceptional connectivity and multimedia options, along with intuitive voice control and ease of use. SYNC®3 with Navigation is standard on the XLT and Limited models, linked to the integrated eight-inch touch-screen colour display, two USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity.

    The system boasts fully-featured embedded navigation, convenient multi-touch gestures (such as swipe, slide, scroll and pinch-to-zoom), plus voice recognition that uses simple, real-world voice commands.

    SYNC®3 with Navigation provides a full 3D experience with an elevated map view, enhanced full colour graphics and point of interest (POI) building images. Similar to searching on Google, destinations can be entered via the simple one-box search by typing the address, POI category, intersection, city name, post code or GPS coordinates. The search function is predictive, with results appearing as the information is typed. Voice commands can also be used to select a POI.

    Tracks4Africa is included in the package, as well as access to maps for over 20 countries in Africa. Free annual map updates are included for a period of five years, and the text and voice guidance functions are available in a multitude of languages, comprising Afrikaans, Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and isiZulu.

    SYNC®3 also offers the benefits of smartphone integration provided through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which transforms the phone's connectivity with the car. Through Apple CarPlay, SYNC3 can be used to access Siri, make calls, return missed calls and listen to voice mail, as well as send, read and reply to text messages. Songs, playlists and compatible apps like Apple Maps, can also be accessed. Similar functionality is provided with Android Auto, with the Google platform used to interact with the phone, and access apps such as Google Maps. Waze users in South Africa can now project the app's real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touch screen in Ford vehicles via SYNC®3 AppLink® and control it through voice command.

    To keep the system up to date, periodic wireless software updates for SYNC®3 can be downloaded via Wi-Fi and manually, once it is set up on a trusted wireless network.

    The Everest XLS uses Ford's SYNC® 1 system with Bluetooth voice control and audio streaming, a 4.2-inch colour screen, as well as USB and Aux ports. Customers can order SYNC®3 with Navigation on the XLS as an option.

    Model Range and Recommended Retail Prices:
    2.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4x2 R499 900
    2.0 SiT XLT 10AT 4x2 R584 900
    2.0 BiT XLT 10AT 4x2 R607 600
    3.2 TDCi XLT 6AT 4x4 R626 900
    2.0 BiT XLT 10AT 4x4 R669 500
    2.0 BiT Limited 10AT 4x4 R741 100

    All models come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, three-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. A six-year/90 000km service plan is included, with 15 000km service intervals.
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    Default Re: New Ford Everest Delivers Enhanced Design, Comfort and Performance

    So no M/T available...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAND View Post
    So no M/T available...?
    Unfortunately not...
    When I test drove the Ranger, the Salesman told me no more M/T for the Everest. The more reason I am going to hang on to mine.

    EDIT: What is more irritating is that the 4x4 starts at R600k plus.
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    I don’t get that...

    Even with the FJ the USA got M/T, and they don’t even know how stick-shift works.

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    This will be my last Everest for sure. I am not a A/T fan and will never buy one, not in any make of vehicle. I will revert back to a M/T Ranger if I decide to sell the Everest.
    Mine (4x4 XLS MT) is really an amazing vehicle. On a recent trip to KNP I did 1400km odd and got actual pump-pump 7.8l/100km combined consumption. Comfortable and capable.
    I am not selling this one soon...which I nearly did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonN View Post
    This will be my last Everest for sure. I am not a A/T fan and will never buy one, not in any make of vehicle. I will revert back to a M/T Ranger if I decide to sell the Everest.
    Mine (4x4 XLS MT) is really an amazing vehicle. On a recent trip to KNP I did 1400km odd and got actual pump-pump 7.8l/100km combined consumption. Comfortable and capable.
    I am not selling this one soon...which I nearly did!
    Same here.
    I like my Ranger, but would like to move over to an Everest at some stage, but with only A/T available; thats not going to happen. Perhaps older second hand then...

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    When I was young I also said you cannot 4x4 with an auto. Now that I am older and wiser I quite happily 4x4 just as nicely with an auto. Some stuff it does even better than a manual. Like pull off in sand and on obstacles.
    Modern day stuff like hill decent control etc. takes care of the stuff I said can't work - like slowly going down hill. The days of not stepping on a brake taken care off by ABS so it does not lock up and turn you sideways.
    Have you tried a more modern auto 4x4 ACTUALLY on an offroad trail recently?.
    Maybe do. It might just change your outlook.
    And nothing beats an auto sitting in traffic (which many of these gets used for more of the time than on trails)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan van Tonder View Post
    When I was young I also said you cannot 4x4 with an auto. Now that I am older and wiser I quite happily 4x4 just as nicely with an auto. Some stuff it does even better than a manual. Like pull off in sand and on obstacles.
    Modern day stuff like hill decent control etc. takes care of the stuff I said can't work - like slowly going down hill. The days of not stepping on a brake taken care off by ABS so it does not lock up and turn you sideways.
    Have you tried a more modern auto 4x4 ACTUALLY on an offroad trail recently?.
    Maybe do. It might just change your outlook.
    And nothing beats an auto sitting in traffic (which many of these gets used for more of the time than on trails)
    I think new auto's are fantastic for off-road driving, especially sand, however, the amount of "real off-roading" I do, are on very few occasions. I have stated somewhere that I am a "rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it" person when it comes to a 4x4.

    My considerations were good price, good fuel consumption with the capability and comfort. There is no denying auto's are great, but for me as a weekend car, no need to pay the premium for an auto and suffer at the fuel consumption on top of it. I would still have had the Ranger 2.2 XL MT 4x4 if Ford didn't offer me an exceptional deal on the Everest.
    It is an amazing vehicle and for the price, I am smiling all the way!

    Now the new Everest starts at R626k for the 4x4...that is way above what I will ever spend on a car, considering what I paid for my Everest and added, as an insult, what I was offered when I tried to sell it. Thank goodness I came to my senses and kept it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonN View Post
    I think new auto's are fantastic for off-road driving, especially sand, however, the amount of "real off-roading" I do, are on very few occasions. I have stated somewhere that I am a "rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it" person when it comes to a 4x4.

    My considerations were good price, good fuel consumption with the capability and comfort. There is no denying auto's are great, but for me as a weekend car, no need to pay the premium for an auto and suffer at the fuel consumption on top of it. I would still have had the Ranger 2.2 XL MT 4x4 if Ford didn't offer me an exceptional deal on the Everest.
    It is an amazing vehicle and for the price, I am smiling all the way!

    Now the new Everest starts at R626k for the 4x4...that is way above what I will ever spend on a car, considering what I paid for my Everest and added, as an insult, what I was offered when I tried to sell it. Thank goodness I came to my senses and kept it.
    I think you will find modern auto's are more economical. And they don't require clutch and pressure plate replacement, not to mention master slave hydraulics problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAND View Post
    Same here.
    I like my Ranger, but would like to move over to an Everest at some stage, but with only A/T available; thats not going to happen. Perhaps older second hand then...
    I went from Ranger XL 4x4 to Everest. It was a welcome jump. Great deal at the time on the Everest was the only reason I did it. I then missed the load bin as much as I hated it. Everything was always full of dust but great to load stuff (in-)onto So I nearly sold it to go back to a Ranger. Luckily it turned out that I never had an acceptable deal that was put together and nearly got burned on one, luckily I was eyes wide open.

    I drove the new XL 2.2 and then immediately realized how quiet and comfortable the Everest really is. Looking at new Everest pricing, and personally, that is money I cannot justify for a 4x4.
    This one stays...

    .....and I will get a garden trailer for loading and carting "stuffs".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    I think you will find modern auto's are more economical. And they don't require clutch and pressure plate replacement, not to mention master slave hydraulics problems.
    An Everest 2.2 Auto 4x4 that gives 7.8l/100? I think they report a combined 9.2-10.1l/100. Please correct me if I am wrong.
    Also I have not seen any reports of clutch issues on the Everest.
    And R626k for the 2.2 Everest 4x4....not going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonN View Post
    An Everest 2.2 Auto 4x4 that gives 7.8l/100? I think they report a combined 9.2-10.1l/100. Please correct me if I am wrong.
    Also I have not seen any reports of clutch issues on the Everest.
    And R626k for the 2.2 Everest 4x4....not going to happen.
    There don't have to be any reports of clutch issues. Its a wear item, not an issue, just like brake disks.

    I said modern Auto. Simple fact of life. 6 Speed manual can NEVER match an 8 or 10 speed lock up auto. It's simple physics. And this is emphasized when you get a manual driver that drives incorrectly, as in being in the wrong gear because he doesn't understand physics.
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    Quick search and I did a quick model comparison on the 2 rivals...off the interwebs comparison. I don't know if this is going to or has changed on Toyo side.
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    Ok but hang on you are now basing you not buying one based on price - not because there there isn't a manual.

    Honestly I was also a hardcore manual guy when I was younger. I have now got a yard full of autos and have not once missed having to shift a gear by hand. Way over rated. But as usual - It's just an opinion and if we all liked the same thing there would be one manufacturer and no development / competition that will see improvement. One must just keep an open mind and sometimes try other than what you are used to.
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    This 2.0 BiT really appeals to me. Spacious cabin, comfortable ride, decent fuel economy, plenty of power. I find myself having to decide between this and a low mileage used Prado. BUT if you want to go up north into neighbouring countries I foresee two problems.
    1. Availability of clean 50 ppm diesel (I think dirty diesel could really prove to be a problem in some areas)
    2. Availability of tyres for those 20” wheels. Why such a huge wheel? How are you gonna get a tyre replaced up in the Caprivi or wherever?
    Will have to ask if one can order 18” wheels instead, with a higher profile tyre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Safaridude View Post
    This 2.0 BiT really appeals to me. Spacious cabin, comfortable ride, decent fuel economy, plenty of power. I find myself having to decide between this and a low mileage used Prado. BUT if you want to go up north into neighbouring countries I foresee two problems.
    1. Availability of clean 50 ppm diesel (I think dirty diesel could really prove to be a problem in some areas)
    2. Availability of tyres for those 20” wheels. Why such a huge wheel? How are you gonna get a tyre replaced up in the Caprivi or wherever?
    Will have to ask if one can order 18” wheels instead, with a higher profile tyre.
    I'm sure 17" and 18" will still fit, like in the previous models

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    That Everest looks great, but that's a lot to read! Lots of untrue comments wrt auto vs manuals here...... A manual isn't better than an auto, you choose a MT because you want one or cant afford an auto and that is fine. No other reason.

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    Curious to hear from Everest and Ranger owners if you have found Ford to be as reliable and long lasting as you were hoping? How does the build quality compare to say the Pajero or the Fortuner or Prado? My mechanic told me categorically to avoid Ford if possible. In his experience they don’t last. I know this discussion is like Bulls vs Stormers but how much truth is there to that?

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    I’ve got 2013 Ranger 3.2 d/c 4x4 and enjoy every moment. Total repair cost now out of warranty was R280 for a oilseal replaced myself.

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    Did you know you can change your 10 speed auto gearbox to any amount of gears you want?

    A lot of the Ford reps and one engineer did not even know.

    You can for example make it a 4 gear motor if you like (I don't know how the technicalities work but on the dash you only have 4 available gears). Tow a heavy boat and you don't want it to change gears for example.

    How do I know this - A family member's child (10 years old) figured it out with him while the car was in park. When you are in D and you press the minus on the gear lever, the amount of gears available decreases with the amount you press the minus.

    I was not so sure about this till I drove it 2 days ago. I made it a 4 speed. Revved it way more than what I was comfortable with and it did not go past 4th gear.

    When in Sport mode, it won't work because you would then be manually selecting the gears.

    Any Ford salesman you ask will most likely not know this. The Family member I am talking about was a salesman and is now the Manager at the branch. He did not even know it till his kid started pressing buttons.

    Try it and let me know if yours works that way as well.

    BTW I am taking delivery of my Everest 2.0 single turbo today!
    2020 Ford Everest XLT 2.0 (Swambo)
    2018 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4

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