UPDATE 1: The brochure is now available below the break (5/24).
Breaking news! Stop the presses. And stop that SUV purchase for that matter—well, at least until September. Ford Philippines has finally unveiled the Philippine specifications, model variants, and pricing of the all-new 2015 Everest at its dynamic launch. After its global reveal in Beijing, its regional launch at the Bangkok International Motor Show and MIAS, you think you have everything you need to know about the Ford Everest. Except for the price. So, allow us to enlighten you. Read on.
Cutting to the chase, it comes with six variants (officially, five with the final one being an optional Premium package):
- Ambiente 2.2 4x2 M/T: P 1,339,000
- Ambiente 2.2 4x2 A/T: P 1,399,000
- Trend 2.2 4x2 A/T: P 1,539,000
- Titanium 2.2 4x2 A/T: P 1,639,000
- Titanium 3.2 4x4 A/T: P 1,899,000
- Titanium Premium 3.2 4x4 A/T: P 1,999,000
- HID projector-type headlamps with auto-leveling and headlamp washer
- LED daytime running lights
- 8-way power adjustable passenger seat
- Power Fold third-row seat
- Power Liftgate
- 240-volt inverter
- Panoramic Moonroof
- Heads-up Display
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Keeping Aid
- Collision Mitigation
- Active Park Assist
With a design led by Ford’s Asia-Pacific region design and product development teams, the Everest rides on the nameplate’s reputation for being a tough and rugged go-anywhere SUV. Now, it adds refinement, smart features, and unparalleled safety to make it the new benchmark in mid-sized SUVs.
It features 225-mm ground clearance and 800-mm water wading depth allowing it to tackle even the most challenging terrain. In addition, it comes with an intelligent four-wheel drive system with an integrated Terrain Management System (TMS) and Torque on Demand (via an Active Transfer Case). It also has traction control and hill descent control as well. Furthermore, it has an Electronic Locking Rear Differential.
Inside, SYNC comes as standard equipment (SYNC 2 on the higher-end models and SYNC 1 on the base Ambiente) with USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Models with SYNC 2 come with an 8-inch touchscreen and a first-in-its-class 10-speaker sound system. It also comes with Active Noise Cancellation.
Under the hood, the Everest comes with either the 2.2-liter Duratorq 4-cylinder engine with 160 horsepower and 385 Nm of torque or the 3.2-liter Duratorq 5-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower and 470 Nm of torque. All gearboxes, whether manual or automatic, feature six forward gears.
Ford dealerships nationwide are ready to take your orders (hurry up, as waiting lists are growing as high as 100 units per dealership). Deliveries start in September. It’s available in seven colors: Cool White, Black Mica, Sunset Red, True Red, Metropolitan Gray, Blue Reflex, and Aluminum Metallic.