Ford is offering buyers a lower starting point to climb into an Everest.
The blue oval brand has added three new, more affordable model grades to its Everest range, while also slicing into some of the sticker price for the current grades.
A new point of entry has been established with a five-seat, rear-wheel drive Ambiente model that is priced from $47,990 before on road costs. This represents a $7000 saving over the previous entry-level model.
The base Ambiente is joined by a rear-wheel drive, seven-seat version that starts from $48,990 and a four-wheel drive Ambiente with only five seats, which is priced from $52,990.
2017 models also feature a range of updates which include an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Ford Sync3 infotainment system as standard which comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a new 10-spoeaker audio system, a 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster and running boards fitted as standard.
The rear-wheel drive Ambiente also has a 3000kg braked towing capacity when fitted with Ford’s towing pack and tow ball.
Power for the fresh models still comes from the 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel unit that produces 143kW and 470Nm and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Besides the new model variants, Ford has also cut prices across the range. The RWD Everest Trend now costs from $53,990, a saving a $2000, while the four-heel drive Trend variant also has $2000 shaved off its recommended retail price and is now priced from $58,990. The Trend models now get Ford’s Sync3 navigation as standard.
The range-topping four-wheel drive Everest Titanium now costs $74,990, down from its previous before on-roads price of $76,705.
2017 Ford Everest prices*
Ambiente RWD five-seats – $47,990
Ambiente RWD seven-seats – $48,990
Ambiente 4WD five-seats – $52,990
Ambiente 4WD seven-seats – $54,990
Trend RWD seven-seats – $53,990
Trend 4WD seven-seats – $58,990
Titanium 4WD seven-seats – $74,990
*All prices exclude on-road costs