Today, a host of changes were announced for the Ford Everest, a mid-size SUV based on the Ford Ranger pickup. A new Ford Everest XLT 2.0L Single Turbo 4×4 model has been added to the lineup, and LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights and automatic headlamp leveling are now standard on all Everest XLT and Limited models.
The new high-tech LED headlamps help improve safety when driving at night due to their exceptional lighting performance and the accuracy of the latest LED technology. Daytime visibility is also improved with the inclusion of the LED daytime running lights.
The new Single Turbo 4×4 model is equipped with the same diesel engine that powered the Ford Ranger to the Double Cab class victory in the 2019 WesBank Fuel Economy Tour. It produces 132kW of power (177 horsepower) and 420Nm of torque (310 pound-feet) available from 1,750 to 2,500 rpm – with up to 340Nm (251 pound-feet) available from as low as 1,250 rpm.
The new Ford Everest variant utilizes The Blue Oval’s 10 speed automatic transmission, which features an electronic control system with real-time adaptive shift-scheduling, skip-shift, and direct downshift capabilities. This enables the transmission to adapt quickly to changing conditions, enabling the optimal gear to be selected in order to deliver maximum performance, fuel-efficiency, and refinement.
The high-tech transmission also incorporates Progressive Range Select (PRS), which gives the driver the ability to lock out gears from the automatic shifting range. This provides greater control when driving in slippery conditions, when towing, or when climbing steep grades.
The Ford Everest XLT 2.0L Single Turbo 4×4 features a retail price of R679,400 ($40,135), and slots in between the existing XLT 2×4 and 2.0L EcoBlue Bi-Turbo derivatives in the Everest lineup.