The Ford Everest range is growing in Australia with the launch of the new Everest Sport RWD, priced from A$62,790 ($40,737).
Underneath the Everest Sport RWD is the same 2.0-liter biturbo diesel four-cylinder engine found in other models, producing 154 kW (206 hp) at 3,750 rpm and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque between 1750 and 2000 rpm.
Many features are standard on the Everest Sport RWD. These include black exterior trim along with 20-inch alloy wheels, Everest badging on the hood and Sport badging on the rear, hands-free power liftgate, heated/cooled Sport leather-embossed front seats , 10- power driver seat with memory adjustment, 8-way power passenger seat and exclusive Blue Lightning color.
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In addition to the launch of the Everest Sport RWD, Ford Australia has updated the rest of the Everest Sport range for the mid-2023 model year. For example, the Everest Platinum now comes standard with steel underbody protection and a black-painted roof. Everest Platinum customers can also opt for the Off-Road Pack for free, replacing the 21-inch wheels with 18-inch ones with off-road tires.
Ford Australia also said Everest Trend 4WD and Sport 4WD models produced from March 2023 will be available with the Touring package, which includes black roof rails, a 360-degree camera, zone lighting, a tow bar and an integrated trailer brake controller.
“The Everest Sport has proven to be a very popular model since we revealed the next-generation Everest range earlier this year,” Ford Australia president and chief executive Andrew Birkich said. “With the introduction of the Everest Sport RWD, we offer our customers more choice, with a very stylish vehicle that can tow a boat and accommodate the whole family safely and comfortably.”