Auckland, 6 November 2019 – The Ford Everest Sport 4WD will join the line-up for MY2020, bringing the first new variant to the line-up since the award-winning nameplate’s introduction. The New Everest Sport 4WD adds an athletic, uniquely styled and fully-capable 7-seat off-roader to the line-up, expanding Ford’s SUV offering in New Zealand with EcoSport, Escape, and Endura alongside Everest to offer more choice to customers.
Everest Sport: Looks that thrill
The Everest Sport is designed to set itself apart as an athletic SUV that not only boasts fully-capable off-road ability but has the style to match. Visually distinguishing features include a mesh front grille design finished in black, with ‘Everest’ lettering spread between new Bi-LED headlights.
The new Bi-Led headlights are part of the upgraded High Performance Lighting System, which provides 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, which the Sport’s standard automatic high-beam feature can deliver without driver input. Distinguished by a rectangular lamp design, the High Performance Lighting system will also be standard on MY2020 Everest Titanium from January 2019.
Everest Sport’s exterior visualisations also see the lower bumper sections, both front and rear, finished in black, while further up its rugged SUV body sees black exterior mirrors, black window surrounds and black roof rails. Black 20-inch alloy wheels bolster the look with an athletic stance, while completing the exterior detailing is unique ‘Sport’ badging, as well as a new hero colour – Deep Crystal Blue.
Deep Crystal Blue is one of five exterior colours offered on Everest Sport, specifically selected to show off its black detailing and bold, 20-inch alloy wheels:
Cabin accoutrements include standard leather-appointed seating for all seven seats, with ‘Sport’ embroidery on the front row seating and unique blue-stitching throughout. The leather gear-selector, steering wheel and park-brake boot are all leather-wrapped and feature the same blue-stitch detail, while above the instrumentation, Everest Sport offers a soft-touch dash pad for an even greater premium sport blend.
New for Everest Sport, a windscreen mounted USB-port is standard and is designed to host dash-cameras. This is in addition to the multiple USB ports in the cabin, and two 12V power outlets, as standard on Everest Sport.
SYNC 3 with built-in satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone capability is standard on every Everest Sport.
The 8.0-inch full colour touchscreen display also doubles as a crystal clear reversing camera – hosts the in-built satellite-navigation, which includes a valuable ‘breadcrumbs’ feature. This enables an off-road route to be mapped, by dropping markers on the map – ‘breadcrumbs’ – to ensure you can find your way back to mapped roads.
Under the bonnet
The New Everest Sport comes standard with Ford’s Bi-Turbo, 10-speed automatic new-generation powertrain, which has proved popular with customers looking for even greater refinement, comfort and enhanced fuel efficiency. With 157kW/500Nm, the Bi-Turbo Everest’s braked towing capacity is an impressive 3,100kg braked.
The Everest Sport 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 7.0L per 100km.
Ford Everest Sport: For the entire family
The Ford Everest has a five-star ANCAP safety rating, and the Sport continues to offer a substantial suite of safety and Driver Assist Technology to New Zealand customers and their occupants.
In addition to seven airbags, which includes full-length curtain airbags that provide coverage to the third-row occupants, standard equipment on the MY2020 Ford Everest Sport includes:
Ford Everest: more features, more capability
The Everest Sport joins the line-up with a number of features that will be offered on Everest for 2020, strengthening Everest’s off-road credentials, practicality and appeal.
New features for the MY2020 Everest line-up include:
Recommended Retails Price (RRP)new-ford-everest-sport-4wd for the 2020MY Ford Everest:
Sport 4WD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto
Titanium 4WD Bi-Turbo 10-speed Auto
Backed by Ford’s 5 Year Warranty
The new MY2020 Everest Sport will be backed by Ford’s Five Year/Unlimited Kilometre Warranty.
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