2007 Ford Everest | new car review

Posted on Jun 24, 2009 by

 

Everest is an exciting Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) that delivers priority family needs for safe, comfortable and flexible family transportation, as well as the SUV image and road presence that consumer want. Created as a go-anywhere family vehicle for emerging markets and built in Thailand as a joint venture with AutoAlliance, the Everest is destined to become a global product for Ford. This mid-sized SUV places a high priority on styling, comfort, safety, performance and utility, while keeping costs at reasonable levels.

The Everest is undoubtedly a terrific value deal. Its standard features incorporate a rear spoiler, integrated roof-rail, aluminium sidesteps, aero-halogen headlamps, alloy wheels, tailgate mounted spare tyre, power windows and door locks, dual airbags, ABS, and anti-theft alarm. But there’s more, the Everest is on par with rivals with its synchro-action second row seats, generous equipment levels, and spaciousness.

The Everest’s exterior flaunts a ‘bright’ facade across the full width, with multi-reflector headlamps, clear combination lamps and hefty chrome grille. Its rugged, masculine SUV look radiates an authoritative road presence even at rest.

Everest’s inner cabin guarantees roominess and luxury. It easily accommodates seven passengers comfortably with easy access to the third row seats. The seating configuration in Everest provides “tiered seating” for all occupants, providing excellent visibility for all passengers. Its dual control air-conditioning system has two additional sets of vents for the rear seat to so that comfort for the centre and rear seat passengers is ensured. The rear tailgate opens sideways to aid in easier access to the cargo area. The is available in XL and XLT trim levels.

In the GCC, Ford Everest is powered by the 2.6-litre EGI petrol engine (134 horsepower and 158 lb-ft of torque) and is available with manual or automatic transmissions in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive versions.

Sitting high on the road, thus giving lots of ground clearance, Everest delivers better handling than might be expected in this sector, yet it achieves this without recourse to complex electronics – Ford being aware that simplicity and ease of maintenance is essential as it rolls out this product into emerging markets.

With the growing segment in SUVs, the Everest will appeal to customers who are ready to consider the purchase of a more sophisticated product – one which provides versatile usage and refined vehicle dynamics, with luxurious interior and high feature and equipment specification levels. The Everest is positioned precisely to meet the needs of this customer group while offering exceptional value for money.

Engine Size (litre)2.6
Power (bhp)134
Maximum Torque (Nm)214
TransmissionMT
Body typeFour Door SUV
 

 

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