FORD AUSTRALIA has announced it will launch a 2WD Ford Everest Trend here in September, under cutting the price of the Ford Everest Trend 4×4 by $5000 to list at $55,990+ORC. And, all 2017 model Ford Everest Trend and Titanium 4×4 variants will feature Ford’s latest-generation infotainment and communication system, SYNC 3.
Buyers can expect the two-wheel drive Everest Trend to closely align with the Trend 4×4 variant, and will run that car’s 225mm go ground clearance, the same 3000kg braked towing capacity (but that number doesn’t tell the whole story, click here), six-speed automatic and the same output from the 3.2-litre turbocharged five-cylinder diesel.
But the next point is Edge (does a point have an edge? Oh well). Once a left-hand drive only proposition, Edge is now a global model thanks to the One Ford product philosophy that has already brought Mustang to local showrooms.
Nearly 4.8m long and rolling on a 2.85m wheelbase, the Edge is offered with 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and diesel engines and 2.7- and 3.5-litre V6 turbo-petrol engines depending on the market.
If 98 percent of your off roading is done negotiating the muddy verge on the soccer field, this probably isn’t the car for you – there are plenty of front-drive four-wheel drives out there which use less fuel and deliver a smoother drive in the urban jungle. On the other hand, if you like to load up the tribe and head to the middle of nowhere on the weekends, the Everest will get you there in style.