Ford Everest 2017 | New Car Sales Price
Ford Everest 2017 | New Car Sales Price

Ford Everest 2017 | New Car Sales Price


Ford Australia has released pricing for its updated Everest line-up, which now kicks off locally from $47,990 before on-road costs for the range-opening five-seat Ambiente RWD (rear-wheel drive).

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This represents a huge $7000 price cut for an entry-level Everest compared with the outgoing $54,990 seven-seat Ambiente 4WD.

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Consumers are being offered more choice thanks to the addition of three new variants – including the aforementioned base model – according to the carmaker.

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Previously, a RWD set-up was only offered on the mid-spec Trend – which was introduced in December last year – while five seats could not be optioned in any member of the range.

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However, this has changed as part of the Model Year 2017 updates, with the entry-level Everest attracting most of the upgrades.

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Ambiente buyers can now choose between RWD/five seat, RWD/seven seat ($48,990), 4WD/five seat ($52,990) and 4WD/seven seat ($53,990) configurations.

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Additions to this grade include an 8.0-inch touchscreen powered by Ford's 'Sync3' software, dual-zone climate control, driver instrument cluster with dual 4.2-inch LCD display, 10-speaker audio system, as well as running boards.

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Meanwhile, RWD and 4WD versions of the seven seat-only Trend enjoy a $2000 reduction in price to $53,990 and $58,990 respectively.

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As an added bonus, these variants now include satellite navigation with live traffic updates as part of the Sync3 multimedia system.

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Equipment levels for the seven seat 4WD Titanium flagship remain the same, but its price is reduced by $1715 to $74,990.

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RWD Everests share their 225mm ground clearance, all-terrain tyres and 3000kg braked towing capability with 4WD versions.

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A 3.2-litre turbocharged five-cylinder diesel engine continues to be employed by all variants, producing 143kW/470Nm via a six-speed automatic transmission.

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The Ranger-based Everest range was originally launched as a 4WD- and seven seat-only proposition in October 2015.

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2017 Ford Everest list pricing

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Ford Everest Ambiente RWD five seat – automatic – $47,990
Ford Everest Ambiente RWD seven seat – automatic – $48,990
Ford Everest Ambiente 4WD five seat – automatic – $52,990
Ford Everest Ambiente 4WD seven seat – automatic – $53,990
Ford Everest Trend RWD seven seat – automatic – $53,990
Ford Everest Trend 4WD seven seat – automatic – $58,990
Ford Everest Titanium 4WD seven seat – automatic – $74,990

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