Ford has expanded the range of its Everest Large SUV with the addition of a new five-seat Ambiente model, in rear wheel drive and four wheel drive, driving the price of entry to the range down in the process.
The new five-seat, rear-wheel drive Ambiente model starts from $47,990 before on road costs representing a $7000 saving over the previous entry-level model.
The Ambiente range has also been expanded with a four wheel drive five seat model from $52,990 (plus on-road costs), and a new seven seat rear wheel drive variant from $48,990 (plus on-road costs).
The current seven-seat, four-wheel drive Ambiente has had its price cut by $1000 to $53,990.
2017 models also feature a range of updates which include an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Ford Sync3 infotainment system as standard which comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a new 10-speaker audio system, a 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster and running boards fitted as standard.
The rear-wheel drive Ambiente also has a 3000kg braked towing capacity when fitted with a genuine Ford towbar and tow ball.
All new variants continue with the same 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces 143kW and 470Nm and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Besides the new model variants, Ford has also cut prices across the range. The RWD Everest Trend now costs from $53,990, a saving a $2000, while the four-wheel drive Trend variant also has $2000 shaved off its recommended retail price and is now priced from $58,990. The Trend models also add Ford’s Sync3 navigation as standard.
The range-topping four-wheel drive Everest Titanium now costs $74,990, down from its previous before on-roads price of $76,705.
Ambiente five seat RWD – $47,990
Ambiente seven seat RWD – $48,990
Ambiente five seat 4WD – $52,990
Ambiente seven seat 4WD – $53,990
Trend seven seat RWD – $53,990
Trend seven seat 4WD – $58,990
Titanium seven seat 4WD – $74,990
Manufacturers list prices, excluding on-road costs.
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