Ford and its local distributor Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) has officially launched the all-new Ford Everest SUV in Malaysia!
Available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variants, the all-new Ford Everest was designed from the ground up with the durability to take on the most inhospitable environments. One of the toughest SUVs in its segment, the Everest has a true body-on-frame design, assuring the torsional strength required for challenging terrains.
The Everest provides 225mm of ground clearance between the driver and the road so it rides high, no matter what’s in the way. Coupled with a 800mm water wading capability, an active transfer case with Torque on Demand, and aggressive approach and departure angles, Everest is ready to take on any inhospitable environment or rough terrain.
For ultimate capability, Everest features Ford’s Terrain Management System, which gives drivers four pre-set modes – Normal, Snow/Mud/Grass, Sand and Rock– that alter the vehicle’s throttle response, transmission, intelligent four-wheel drive system and traction control to help drivers confidently tackle any situation. For extreme off-road environments, drivers can manually lock the transfer case in low-range four-wheel drive mode for increased control.
These impressive off-road credentials are paired with a new level of ride quality and dynamic handling beyond what consumers have come to expect in a rugged SUV. Thanks to its coil spring front and rear suspension and a Watt’s linkage on the rear axle, the all-new Ford Everest provides a comfortable, stable ride with agile and predictable handling in urban environments.
In providing a more enhanced driving experience, the all-new Everest features an electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system that alters the level of steering assistance based on vehicle speed, steering wheel angle, cornering forces and acceleration. The intelligent system delivers precise steering that feels natural and confident, while reducing fuel consumption and improving refinement by eliminating a belt-driven power steering pump. This gives the Everest light handling at slow speeds, such as when parking, and firmer, more precise steering when moving at higher speeds.
The Everest’s impressive capabilities are made possible with one of two diesel engines from Ford’s Duratorq family, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
For maximum power and torque for heavy-duty towing, Ford is offering the latest generation of its 3.2-liter Duratorq 5-cylinder TDCi diesel engine with 200 PS of power and 470 Nm of torque.
For maximum fuel economy without compromising performance, Ford is also offering the latest generation of the 2.2-liter Duratorq four-cylinder TDCi diesel, putting out 160 PS of power and 385 Nm of torque.
The automatic transmission on the all-new Everest features advanced driver recognition software. This allows the transmission to adapt to the current driving style by analysing acceleration and deceleration rates, brake and throttle applications, and cornering speed. The system ‘learns’ the driver’s style and adjusts transmission settings according to whether the driver has a more economical or sporty style.
In terms of its overall looks, the all-new Everest stands apart from the rest with a modern, sculptural design that communicates its impressive capabilities and advanced smart technology. A robust front end with signature LED daytime running lights and wide stance gives the all-new Everest a powerful presence on the road, and the chiselled and technical design makes it highly efficient.
No matter how tough it is on the outside, this SUV is still able to offer your with the highest level of comfort inside the cabin. There are 30 cleverly designed stowage spaces, multiple power outlets, flexible seating and cargo arrangements as well as rear air-conditioning control console available as standard feature to help achieve the maximum level of comfort for all of its occupants.
Elsewhere inside the cabin, the all-new Everest also comes with rain sensing wipers, an 8-way power driver seat and a 230-volt power socket that can be used to power a laptop computer or any other device during a family road trip. Further back, a power-fold third-row seating creates extra space at the touch of a button.
When it comes to technology, the all-new Everest offers the latest generation of Ford’s in-car connectivity solution called SYNC 2 that lets drivers use natural voice commands to control the car’s entertainment system, climate controls and connected mobile devices.
The Everest is also big on safety. In addition to 7 airbags, it also feature Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Launch Assist, Emergency Brake Assist, Emergency Brake Light, Trailer Sway Control and Roll Stability Control as standard.
Another first-in-segment for the all-new Everest is Ford’s exclusive MyKey system, which allows the programming of various features, such as setting the maximum speed limit, a seatbelt reminder and the maximum volume of the audio system.
The Everest’s class-leading combination of safety features earned it a maximum 5-star safety rating from the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), with the highest score of any vehicle in the segment.
Priced from RM198,888 on the road without insurance in Peninsular Malaysia and RM201,888 in East Malaysia, the all-new Everest is available in four elegant colours namely Sunset Metallic, Cool White, Black Mica Metallic and Aluminum Metallic.
Click here to read AF’s full review of the all-new Everest.
For more information, visit http://www.ford.com.my/suvs/all-new-everest.