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New Ford Everest Sport Virtually Unleashed Via Online Launch

Through the first-ever “New Normal” virtual online vehicle launch in the country, Ford Philippines introduced the new Ford Everest Sport on May 21, 2020 via Zoom. The online vehicle launch gathered around a hundred participants including members of the local motoring media, Ford dealer principals, and officers of Ford Philippines, headed by their President and Managing Director, PK Umashankar.

Ford Philippines President & Managing Director PK Umashankar talks about the new Ford Everest Sport…

… and answers questions from the numerous participating motoring journalists, including yours truly (top left).

“The new Everest Sport variant supports the Everest’s position as one of the safest and most capable SUVs in the market today”, shared Umashankar. “While we are expanding the portfolio of Ford sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the country, we are confident that the new Ford Everest Sport will set another standard for mid-size SUVs in the market with its design and technology that match various needs and lifestyles.”

Umashankar pointed out that the new Sport variant features an enhanced design and a host of driver-assist technologies that will help widen the appeal of the Ford Everest among customers who appreciate the vehicle’s versatility, safety, and capability. The new Everest Sport is powered by a 2.0-liter Turbo Diesel Engine that produces 180 PS of power and 420 Nm of torque. Power is multiplied by Ford’s latest 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift, which helps deliver better acceleration, fuel efficiency, and smoothness across on-road and off-road environments.

The latest Everest variant is a standout on the road with unique black body exterior accents such as a new mesh grille design, an embossed EVEREST hood badge at the front, gloss black painted wheels and exterior mirrors on the side, black tailgate appliqué in the rear and a SPORT decal on the lift gate. LED projector headlamps, daytime running lights (DRLs) and 20-inch alloy wheels are standard equipment in the new Everest Sport.

To enhance its sporty looks, the new Everest Sport features a new black bumper…

… a powerful blacked-out mesh-design grill and embossed EVEREST hood badge…

… gloss black 20-inch 12-spoke alloy wheels with meaty 265/50R20 tires…

… and gloss black side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators.

The roof rails have been given the sporty black-out treatment…

… as well as the rear bumper…

… and lift gate garnish. The new SPORT decal announces that this is a special Everest model.

Inside its spacious cabin, the new Everest Sport features a unique blue stitching accent around the steering wheel, dashboard, seats, center, console, and door trims to provide a sporty premium feel. Leather seats with 8-way power driver seat function, smart keyless entry with push button start, and a power lift gate with hands-free function also come as standard in this sporty Ford SUV.

The new Everest Sport also boasts of segment-leading features for optimal driver comfort, convenience, and safety which include Cruise Control, Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS), Rear View Camera, Rear Parking Sensors, and Electronic Stability Control with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), and Roll Stability Control. Adding to all these are seven (7) airbags including side, curtain, and driver knee airbags.

For entertainment and connectivity, the Everest Sport is equipped with an 8-inch LCD Touchscreen, Sync 3 with Apple Carplay and Android Auto Connectivity, two USB ports, and 10 speakers. It comes in four (4) colors: Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, Arctic White, and Deep Crystal Blue, a new color exclusive to the new Everest Sport.

The new Everest Sport is now available at all Ford dealerships with a starting retail price of P1,868,000. Customers who will reserve the new Everest Sport on or before May 31, 2020 will get a free 3-year scheduled service plan.

During the virtual vehicle launch, Ford also announced that they likewise upgraded the Ford Everest Titanium series to make the driving experience safer and more convenient for its customers. The Everest 2.0L Bi-Turbo Titanium+ 4×4 AT and Everest 2.0L Turbo Titanium 4×2 AT now come with LED projector headlamps, with the addition of high-mount USB feature for the 4×4, with absolutely no price increase.

To know more about the new Ford Everest Sport, visit www.ford.com.ph/suvs/everest/, call your preferred Ford dealer, or visit a Ford dealer nearest you.