The Malaysian versions of Ford’s latest large SUV, the Everest, is currently on display at the Ford Going Further Roadshow happening at 1 Utama shopping centre in Petaling Jaya from today until next Monday, 2 May.
Based on the Ranger T6’s sophisticated running gear, the all-new Everest is a multi-fold advancement over its rugged but crude predecessor. Power comes from the same 2.2-litre four-cylinder and 3.2-litre five-cylinder engines as featured in the Ranger.
Two trim levels are offered for the Malaysian market as follows:
- Trend: 2.2-litre, 160PS, 385Nm, 6-speed auto, RWD
- Titanium: 3.2-litre, 200PS, 470Nm, 6-speed auto, Part-time 4WD
Official prices have yet to be announced, but a salesperson we spoke to at the roadshow gave us indicated prices of RM200k and RM280k for the 2.2- and 3.2-litre variants respectively.
The 3.2-litre model’s 4WD system features electronically switchable drive modes – 2H, 4H, 4L – and is complemented by a Terrain Management System that allows the driver optimize the driveline settings for Road, Sand, Snow, and Extreme Rocky conditions.
The Everest Trend 2.2-litre comes standard with the following features:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Front and rear fog lamps
- Halogen projector headlamps, manual levelling adjustment
- Dual zone climate control
- Rear air-con vents
- Cruise Control, Speed Limiter
- Ford SYNC with Bluetooth, USB, iPod connectivity
- Fabric upholstery
- Dual frontal, knee airbags
- Parking sensors, rear only
Opting for the 3.2-litre Titanium model adds the following:
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Auto-leveling HID headlamps
- Rear air-con vents with independent control
- Ford SYNC 2 with 8-inch colour touchscreen; Bluetooth, USB, iPod connectivity
- Leather upholstery and trim
- Side and curtain airbags
- Parking sensors, front and rear, plus reverse camera
- Auto wipers
- 230V power socket
- Electrochromic rear view mirror
- 8-way driver seat power adjustment
- Power folding third row seats
We have yet to been officially informed of a launch date by Ford representatives. To know more about the Everest, read our regional media drive review of it from Chiang Rai last year.