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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

New Ford Everest Debuts

The name Everest might not ring a bell in
Europe or the US, whereas in Southeast Asia
and Africa it has become a household name.
The new model of the Seven-seater SUV which
debuted in Thailand last month is in direct
competition with the Toyota Fortuner . The
Everest and Fortuner are made with the same
ingredient, while the former is built on the Ford
Ranger chassis, the latter is built on the Toyota
Hilux’.
Autofocus blog reporta that the new Everest described by its maker ‘as one
of the toughest SUVs in its segment’ is
available in rear-wheel drive and four-wheel
drive variants
Ford have fitted the new Everest with state-of-
the-art equipment like its latest generation of
Ford’s Sync 2 in-car connectivity solution,
which includes voice commands and comes
with an 8-inch touchscreen with color-coded
corners for easy menu navigation. It also
comes with an unbelievable 10-speaker sound
system with an integrated subwoofer.
Safety features available in the new Everest
include, Driver assistance technologies like
Curve Control- designed to help drivers
maintain control when approaching turns too
quickly, and Blind Spot Information System
(BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert. You can also
have advanced features like Roll Stability
Control and Active Park Assist (hands-free
parking).
Under the bonnet are 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. The engines are mated to two
transmissions- a six-speed manual and a six-
speed automatic.
The Everest will go on sale in 2015 in nine
markets- China, Australia, New Zealand, India,
and markets across the ASEAN region. It will
also be introduced to Sub-Saharan Africa and
South Africa in 2015.

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