Full specifications and pricing have been released for the 2019 Ford Everest range, the Prado rival officially goes on sale in September priced from $49,190 plus on-roads.
The MY19 update brings a new powertrain option, suspension improvements and additional safety technology.
Ford has equipped the Everest with the new powertrain found in the Ranger Raptor, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder bi-turbo-diesel engine is capable of 157kW of power and 500Nm of torque - peak torque is available from 1750rpm. It’s paired with Ford’s new 10-speed torque-convertor automatic transmission.
The new engine and transmission combo is standard on the rear-wheel drive Trend and range-topping Titanium. It’s optional on the all-wheel drive Trend.
All Ambiente variants and Trend AWD will come standard with the familiar 3.2-litre 147kW/470Nm five-cylinder turbo-diesel unit from the current range matched to a six-speed automatic.
Autonomous emergency braking with vehicle and pedestrian detection is standard on Trend and Titanium models only.
Included across the range is Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment package with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Ambiente models get a new front grille and fascia design, halogen projector headlamps and daytime running lights, folding exterior mirrors, a laminated acoustic windscreen and keyless entry with push-button start.
Moving to the Trend grade adds HID headlamps and auto headlamp levelling, LED daytime running lights, hands-free powered tailgate, leather accented seat trim (excludes the third row), eight-way power driver’s seat with manual lumbar and a leather-trimmed gear selector.
Trend variants also get lane keep assist, automatic wipers, rear privacy glass, adaptive cruise control and 18-inch alloys.
Interestingly, Trend buyers can opt for cloth seats (should keep the vegans happy), however, doing this removes the electric seat adjustment and leather gear shifter.
Aside from the new powertrain, the flagship Titanium now features fresh 20-inch alloy wheels with 265/50 R20 tyres, a tow-bar (rated 3100kg) and a leather-trimmed handbrake.
This is on top of a lengthy list of standard kit that includes Active Park Assist, sunroof, powered front seats with heating function, tyre pressure monitoring, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
2019 Ford Everest pricing (excludes on-road costs):
Ambiente RWD 3.2L 6AT five-seat - $49,190
Ambiente RWD 3.2L 6AT seven-seat - $50,190
Ambiente 4WD 3.2L 6AT five-seat - $54,190
Ambiente 4WD 3.2L 6AT seven-seat - $55,190
Trend RWD Bi-Turbo 10AT seven-seat - $56,190
Trend 4WD 3.2L 6AT seven-seat - $59,990
Trend 4WD Bi-Turbo 10AT seven-seat - $61,190
Titanium 4WD Bi-Turbo 10AT seven-seat - $73,990 (incl. Luxury Car Tax)
Seven seats (Ambiente) – $1000
Tow bar (Ambiente, Trend) – $1000
Prestige paint (Ambiente, Trend) – $600
Prestige paint (Titanium, incl. LCT) – $780
18-inch wheels & tyres (Titanium) – $NCO
Fabric seat pack (Trend) – $NCO
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