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Ford Everest Sport arriving next year

Seven-seater with off-road capability to bolster marque’s SUV range.
Posted on 08 November, 2019
Ford Everest Sport arriving next year

Ford is preparing to expand its SUV offering for New Zealand customers with its new Everest Sport 4WD joining the line-up from January 2020.

The seven-seat, off-roader boasts a range of new features inside and out and will have a starting price of $73,990.

New Bi-Led headlights are part of an upgraded high-performance lighting system, which claims to provide 17 per cent greater lighting penetration to show the driver more of what’s ahead, and a 20 per cent greater penetration in high-beam mode. Distinguished by a rectangular lamp design, the system will also be standard on MY2020 Everest Titanium from January 2020.

The Everest Sport has a new colour of deep crystal blue, which Ford says has been chosen to “show off its black detailing and bold, 20-inch alloy wheels”. Other colour choices are arctic white, shadow black, meteor grey and aluminium.

Inside the new model there is standard leather-appointed seating for all seven seats; gear-selector, steering wheel and park-brake boot are all leather-wrapped; while above the instrumentation, Everest Sport offers a soft-touch dash pad. The 8.0-inch full colour touchscreen display doubles as a reversing camera.

Under the bonnet, the Everest Sport comes standard with Ford’s Bi-Turbo, 10-speed automatic new-generation powertrain. With 157kW/500Nm, the Bi-Turbo Everest’s braked towing capacity is 3,100kg braked.

The vehicle also has a water-wading figure of 800mm, with 227mm ground clearance, 29.5 approach and 25.0-degrees departure angles. Fuel economy figures for the Everest Sport are a combined 7l/100km.

Ancap has awarded the model a five-star safety rating, and safety features include seven airbags, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping aid with driver alert system, rear parking sensors and hill descent control.