Higher prices for 2019 Ford Everest

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AEB and Ford Ranger Raptor powertrain now standard, but only in premium models

Ford Australia has announced pricing for its upgraded MY19 Ford Everest, first details of which were announced in May.

Biggest news is a $1200 price hike for most models, bringing the entry-level MY19 Ford Everest Ambiente RWD five-seater to $49,190 plus on-road costs and the Ambiente 4WD five-seater to $54,190.

As before, the Ranger-based Everest SUV line-up – which arrives in showrooms in October — continues to be an all-diesel/auto affair, with seven seats costing $1000 extra in base Ambiente variants but standard on all other models.

As we’ve reported, the biggest technical change is the availability of the Ford Ranger Raptor’s 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel and 10-speed automatic.

Compared with the Everest’s carryover 143kW/470Nm 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel and six-speed auto, it reduces fuel consumption from 8.4L/100km (RWD) and 8.5L/100km (4WD) to a respective 6.9 and 7.1L/100km.

At the same time, unlike the Ford Ranger Raptor, which reduces the Ranger’s towing capacity from 3500kg to 2500kg, the new Bi-Turbo diesel increases the Everest’s towing capacity from 3000 to 3100kg.

However, the new ‘Panther’ diesel is only available from mid-range Trend level, where it’s now standard in RWD guise ($56,190) and priced $1200 higher than the Trend 4WD 3.2 ($59,990 — up $1200).

The Raptor powertrain is also standard in the top-shelf MY19 Ford Everest Titanium, which now costs $73,990 (down from $74,701, due in part to reduced LCT), but now comes standard with a tow bar – previously a $1300 option.

A tow bar is a $1000 option across the rest of the MY19 Everest range, while for off-road buyers Ford now offers new 18-inch wheel/suspension and, for the Trend, non-power/leather seat packages as no-cost options.

As announced in May, inter-urban autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with vehicle and pedestrian detection is now standard in premium Everest Trend and Titanium models but unavailable for base Ambiente versions.

Bi-Turbo models receive suspension geometry changes and active noise cancelation tech, while Trend models gain auto-levelling HID headlights, LED running lights, leather-accented trim, powered driver’s seat and hands-free tailgate, and Titanium variants get new 20-inch alloys.

All MY19 Ford Everest models score a reworked grille and 8.0-inch SYNC 3 infotainment with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, in-built sat-nav and 10-speaker audio with CD/AM/FM/DAB+, plus keyless entry/start, a laminated windscreen and five-year/unlimited-km warranty.

Standard safety equipment across the range continues to include twin front, front-side and full-length curtain airbags, driver’s knee airbag, reversing camera, Dynamic Stability Control, Roll Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Traction Control, Emergency Brake Assist and rear parking sensors.

Additional standard features on Everest Trend include Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition and Lane Keeping System, while Titanium models add Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.

How much is the 2019 Ford Everest?

Ambiente RWD 3.2 five-seat — $49,190 (+$1200)
Ambiente RWD 3.2 seven-seat — $50,190 (+1200)
Ambiente 4WD 3.2 five-seat — $54,190 (+1200)
Ambiente 4WD 3.2 seven-seat — $55,190 (+1200)
Trend RWD Bi-Turbo seven-seat — $56,190 (new)
Trend 4WD 3.2 seven-seat — $59,990 (+$1200)
Trend 4WD Bi-Turbo seven-seat — $61,190 (new)
Titanium 4WD Bi-Turbo seven-seat — $73,990 (new)

Options:

Third-row seating (Ambiente) — $1000
Tow bar (Ambiente and Trend) — $1000
Prestige Paint (Ambiente and Trend) — $600
Prestige Paint (Titanium) — $780
Fabric/Non-power Driver’s Seat Pack (Trend) – no cost
18-inch alloy wheel/suspension package – no cost

(motoring.com.au, http://bit.ly/2v2jXww)

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