Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The All-new Ford Everest redefines the meaning of rugged and smart.

Climbing the Everest and fording streams
Built for the rugged terrain yet stylish, the Ford Everest promises to be a family favorite. If there is one thing that’s sure to catch the attention of Nigerians who are out hunting for the ideal family vehicle, the water-wading 800-millimeter boost sure stands out in the midst of all the adjectives and descriptions used to amplify just how rugged the all-new Ford Everest can be. In fact, one might think that the vehicle’s designers are just too painfully aware of global warming and the strong rains and floods that have become associated with it. And by pushing the design limits of a vehicle given today’s technology constraints, any potential customer would just be too happy to know that the Ford Everest is built to challenge street floods. “The new Ford Everest is an exceptionally versatile vehicle, equally prepared for the everyday commute as it is for the most extreme offroad terrain,” said Dave Schoch, Ford Asia-Pacific president. “The Everest’s unique blend of tough capability and exceptional comfort is going to resonate with drivers around the world.

The model is offered with three engines, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and two diesels: a 3.2-liter Duratorq five-cylinder TDCi and a 2.2-liter Duratorq four-cylinder TDCi. Two transmissions are offered, a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.

The new SUV will be available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variants depending on specific market demand. Ford says it has best-in-class ground clearance of 225 mm (8.85in) and water-wading capability of 800 mm (31.5in). Its off-road capabilities are enhanced by the Terrain Management System which gives drivers four preset settings: Normal, Snow/Gravel/Grass, Sand and Rock.

These settings alter the vehicle’s throttle response, transmission, four-wheel drive system and traction control to adapt to various terrains. For extreme off-road environments, drivers can manually lock the transfer case in low-range four-wheel drive mode for increased control. Despite the off-road capabilities, Ford says the new Everest provides a comfortable, stable ride with agile and predictable handling on the road. This ride is one hell of a ride.


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