The 2019 Ford Everest has been revealed, the Prado rival will officially go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year with a new powertrain option, suspension improvements and additional safety technology.
As with the recent Ranger announcement, the updated Everest will be available with the new 2.0-litre four-cylinder bi-turbo-diesel engine from the upcoming Raptor ute. It’s capable of 157kW of power and 500Nm of torque - peak torque is available from 1750rpm.
The new engine option will be paired with Ford’s new 10-speed torque-convertor automatic transmission. Ford claims the new shifter offers a smoother ride and greater levels of refinement.  
The new 2.0-litre powertrain will be standard on the range-topping Titanium model and optional on Trend variants.
At this stage, Ford has only released a fuel economy figure for the bi-turbo unit when powering a RWD Trend, the combined figure is a very sharp 6.9L/100km.
Entry-level Ambiente and Trend trim levels will be equipped with the familiar 3.2-litre 147kW/470Nm five-cylinder turbo-diesel unit from the current range paired with a six-speed automatic.
All Everest models now feature revised suspension geometry, which improves the car’s ride and handling for greater composure on- and off-road.
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology has been used to deliver a quieter cabin on bi-turbo Trend and Titanium models, this has been complemented by adding additional sound insulation measures. Ford says the new package is markedly quieter than the 3.2-litre equipped cars.
Other interior changes include more soft-touch surfaces on contact points and a new ebony interior theme. Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment package with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now standard across the Everest range.
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection will be standard on Trend and Titanium models.
The exterior of the Everest gets a new grille, HID headlights on Trend variants and a new 20-inch split-spoke alloy wheel design for Titanium models.
The 2019 Ford Everest is due in showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2018, full specifications and pricing will be announced closer to the car’s launch date.
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