The Noah’s Ark of SUVs
Last night, the good folks over at Ford Philippines invited us to the launch of the All-New Ford Everest. The launch of this SUV comes timely as, even though it doesn’t feel like it at all, summer is about to end and the rainy season will soon be ushered in with its potential to flood our roads. Before we go further, pun intended, here’s a rundown of the variants and prices of the All-New Everest.
Ford Everest Variants
- 2.2L 4×2 Ambiente MT Php 1,339,000.00
- 2.2L 4×2 Ambeinte AT Php 1,399,000.00
- 2.2L 4×2 Trend AT Php 1,539,000.00
- 2.2L 4×4 Titanium AT Php 1,639,000.00
- 3.2L 4×4 Titanium AT Php 1,899,000.00
As seen above, the Everest comes with all the power we’ve come to expect from Ford and their recent releases into the market armed with their 2.2L and 3.2L DuraTorque engines. Of course, it also comes with all the bells and whistles that help us navigate through our bustling metropolis as safely as possible or when you’re out on the road with your precious cargo with features, such as: Curve Control and Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, Roll Stability Control, an Electronic Stability Program, and up to seven airbags. For those of us who might not be the best at parking, Active Park Assist is available as well.
Go Further Indeed
It seems that Ford really takes their slogan very seriously, as one of the most notable additions to the Everest Titanium variants are its TMS or Terrain Management System. This allows drivers to choose from four presets that will help you get through from the urban jungle or in the actual jungle should you plan to take your car off the beaten path. These presets include: Normal, Snow/Gravel/Grass, Sand, and Rock. Each setting adjusts the throttle response, transmission, four-wheel drive system and traction control to out your mind at ease should you feel adventurous.
You may not want to take your shiny new toy in the jungle or through sand dunes, but nowadays it’s getting harder and harder to avoid flooded areas given the shape of the drainage systems in our country. This is why we were quite impressed when it was revealed that the Everest could wade in waters up to 800mm high, that’s over 3-feet for those who aren’t versed in the metric system; that’s best in class with ground clearance at 225mm high as well.
The All-New Ford Everest is now available for viewing at all Ford dealerships for all those looking for a rugged yet stylish addition to their garage and want to forego the usual Japanese choices. The vehicles will be ready for delivery in September for those who choose to reserve a unit.