MELBOURNE, November 12, 2020 – With more and more Australians taking road trips and choosing off-roading adventures, the Ford Everest makes the perfect companion. Designed and engineered in Australia, the Everest is the perfect choice for unique bush and outback terrain, and Australian car buyers now have two new models to choose from; the special edition Everest BaseCamp and Everest Sport in rear wheel drive (RWD), along with the Everest Trend and Titanium models sporting a new look grille.
“We know the travel habits of Australians are changing in the wake of COVID-19, and more and more Aussies will be looking for road trip adventures. The Everest offers a smooth ride on the highway, plus genuine off-road, off-the-beaten track capability,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand. “Now, with the Everest BaseCamp Special Edition and Everest Sport in rear wheel drive, we’re offering more choice for our customers to take to the roads in vehicles that have been designed and engineered in Australia to make discovering our great country easy, safe and comfortable.”
Back by popular demand, the Everest BaseCamp features bold new styling and a rugged appeal that matches Everest’s outstanding off-road capabilities. The limited run of 450 vehicles are based on the Everest Trend 4x4 3.2L and 2.0L Bi-Turbo variants and come with a raft of features designed to make discovering the great Australian outdoors easier. The Ford Everest BaseCamp Special Edition, priced at an additional $22001 including fitment, represents $6000 of value and includes the following:
- 76mm Diameter Black Nudge Bar
- Ford Licensed LED Light Bar
- Ford Genuine Snorkel
- Black Roof-mounted Carry Bars
- Pioneer Platform
- Genuine Sunseeker Awning
- Ford Genuine Tow Bar rated to 3,000kg (3.2L) and 3,100kg (Bi-Turbo)
The confident styling includes BaseCamp decals on both front doors, bolder grey painted grill, front bumper skid, rear bumper skid, fender vents and wheels. Everest BaseCamp will be available in Australian showrooms from mid-December.
The popular Everest Sport is an athletic, uniquely styled, highly-capable vehicle and following a successful launch of the 4WD model in 2019, is now available in RWD. Featuring the same 2.0L Bi-Turbo powertrain delivering 157kW/500Nm, Everest Sport’s premium appeal is enhanced by:
- 20” black painted alloy wheels
- Black painted mesh grille
- Black front and rear bumper
- Black tailgate applique
- Black roof rails
- Black exterior mirrors
- ‘SPORT’ decals on real lift gate and vehicle side and embossed on the leather front seats
- 3D ‘EVEREST’ nameplate hood badge
- Soft top instrument panel with unique capital blue stitching
- 3,100kg towing capability
Ford Everest Sport and Everest BaseCamp: Adventure ready with safety in mind
The Ford Everest has a five-star ANCAP safety rating, and the Sport and BaseCamp continue to offer a substantial suite of safety and Driver Assist Technology2 to Australian customers and their passengers.
In addition to seven airbags, which includes full-length curtain airbags that provide coverage to the third-row occupants, standard equipment on the 2021.25MY Ford Everest Sport and Everest BaseCamp includes:
- Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection2
- Lane Keeping Aid with Driver Alert System
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Automatic High Beam
- Rear View Camera
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Cruise Control with adjustable speed limiter
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) incorporating ABS, Load Adaptive Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Traction Control and Trailer Sway Control
- Emergency Assistance3
New look grille on Everest Trend and Titanium
A design update on the grille of the 2021.25MY Everest Trend and Titanium offers a fresh, premium and more modern appearance. Both variants will feature a chrome grille with grey mesh, with the Titanium also coming with ‘EVEREST’ in 3D lettering on the hood.
Driveaway Pricing on the full Everest range
Driveaway pricing is available on Everest BaseCamp and Everest Sport from launch, meaning the entire Everest range has a highly competitive offer available.
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