Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Thailand Launches 2019 Ford Everest with Raptor Power, Added Features (w/ 11 Photos)


Thailand is seeing the 2019 Everest hit showrooms today. Refreshed inside and out, it carries a revamped drivetrain (one of which is shared with the Ranger Raptor) that promises to make it quieter and more efficient than ever before.

Outside, the changes are rather subtle. For 2019, the Everest gets a new grille, front bumper, and design for the 20-inch alloy wheels on the Titanium models. Higher end models also benefit from LED headlights and LED taillights. Inside, it remains almost unchanged with the exception of some minor trim and the addition of a gear shift-mounted manual shift override. Upper trim models also get a one-touch power window for all passengers, a foot-activated power tailgate, a power folding third row, a panoramic sunroof, and a smart key with a push-button engine start/stop.

The biggest change is found under the hood where, at least for the Thailand market, Ford has replaced its entire engine line-up for the brand-new 2.0-liter EcoBlue TDCi 4-cylinder engine. The 2.2-liter version is chucked out in favor of a single-turbo diesel engine making 180 horsepower at 3,500 rpm and 420 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. Meanwhile, the 3.2-liter inline-5 is dropped for the Ranger Raptor’s twin-turbo (one high-pressure and one low-pressure) set-up that makes 213 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 500 Nm at 1,750 rpm. Both engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic also shared with the Ranger Raptor.



It’s worth saying that this set-up is specific to the Thai market. Other markets, such as Australia reports that they’re not getting the single turbo 2.0-liter motor. Instead, the 3.2-liter inline-5 will continue on there alongside the new bi-turbo 2.0-liter engine.

As a pure speculation, expect the Philippine market to closely mimic the Thailand market but with minor changes. Expect the 2.2-liter to carry on for the Trend and Ambiente trims (at least for the time being) while the Titanium 4x2 will get the single-turbo motor and the Titanium 4x4 will get the bi-turbo one.

Four-wheel drive variants get all-terrain capability thanks to the Everest’s full-time 4WD system with Terrain Management System. It’s also backed up by a rear locking differential and stability control. Naturally, it gains hill descent control and hill hold assist as well.



In terms of safety, Ford has upped the Everest’s equipment to include Autonomous Emergency Braking or AEB. This is an upgrade from the Forward Collision Warning which will only warn the driver of an impending collision. AEB will use its radar and monocular front camera to automatically apply the brakes if the driver does not intervene. Other safety features include 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, Rollover Mitigation, Auto High Beam Control, Driver Alert System, Tire Pressure Monitoring, Front and Rear Parking Sensors with rear camera, Blind Spot Information System, and Active Park Assist.

Six colors will be made available in Thailand include the new Diffused Gold Silver Metallic.

Perhaps the most surprising bit of news is that these changes, particularly the new drivetrain, haven’t really affected the Everest’s selling price in Thailand. Prices are indeed up 30,000 THB (~ P 48,258), but in the greater scheme of things? It just accounts for just a 2 percent increase.


With Ford dealers actually running their stocks out for the Everest and Ranger, expect the 2019 Everest to arrive by the fourth quarter of this year, perhaps alongside the 2019 Ranger and Ranger Raptor.

17 comments:

  1. My best bud has a 3.2 4x4 version, such a comfortable ride, very spacious interior, sooo quiet and serene inside (thanks to active noise cancelation system), advanced tech features and upscale interior materials.

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  2. Yikes ang twin turbo 500nm at 1,750 rpm with 10 speed auto.

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  3. Found On Road Dead

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  4. from 3.2-liter inline-5 to 3.2-liter inline-4

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    1. You mean 2.0-liter twin turbo inline-4?

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    2. 213ps at 3,750 rpm and 500 Nm at 1,750 rpm. yan po ang equivalent ng 3.2 Liter inline 4.

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    3. I would also like to add that Ford EcoBlue 2.0 is Euro 6 compliant. My lolo prefers 3310 over iphone so can't blame if some people would still prefer bulkier less efficient engines over newer ones.

      Now would someone slap that engine and 10 speed auto into Focus and call it a day? :)

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    4. ^
      There's already a focus RS for that, and it has an engine more powerful than this diesel. Besides, we're not that lucky, even the ST isn't offered here. The best we could do is settle for a warm hatch 1.5 focus ecoboost.

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  5. Waiting the refreshed Ranger Wildtrak and Raptor! 10 speed!

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  6. I guess, Ford ph will also change the 2.2L to 2.0 single turbo. Why are they giving a 110K discount on the current Trend variant.

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  7. Can’t wait for the Raptor...

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  8. LOVE THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOOOOOH!!!!!!!!!! I WANT THIS!!!!!!!!!!! WAITING FOR THIS ONE!!!!!!! RANGER AND EVEREST!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Will it be equipped with a manual transmission?

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  10. Thailand's ranger raptor is 2.8M+ it might be around 2-2.5M for the Philippine market.

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  11. Kaya pala todo discount ang Fix Or Repair Daily ngayon, may paparating na bagong ipagmamayabang!

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  12. Took delivery of the bi-turbo (as they call it) last week. Traded in my year-old CRV as part exchange. The Everest outclasses it in every department - Honda have some catching up to do if they want to retain their SUV market share.
    Great power, comfortable drive, smooth suspension, very happy indeed.

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  13. I hope that they do a 'black-on-black' edition of the everest, I don't understand why my black everest has grey bumpers!

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