Ford Australia will be adding the new Everest Sport variant to its stable and is slated to go on sale sometime in late 2019. The Sport looks to bridge the gap between the Trend and range-topping Titanium variants with multiple engine offerings, a more aggressive exterior and exclusive interior.
Let’s take a look at what’s fresh on the Sport. New features to the variant include bi-LED headlights as part of the upgraded High Performance Lighting system, a new bonnet with ‘Everest’ lettering embossed up front, blacked out grille, black exterior mirrors, black window surrounds, black roof rails, black lower bumper sections (front and rear) and 20-inch alloy wheels in (you guessed it) black. The Blue Oval says that they’ve also added a new “hero colour” called Deep Crystal Blue for 2020 alongside Artic White, Shadow Black, Meteor Grey and Aluminium.
The brand confirmed the Sport to receive Raceway Blue door pulls and trim, with leather-accented first and second row seats embossed with ‘Sport’ logos finished off with Capital Blue stitching. The soft-touch dash pad will also receive the same stitching.
New to the Sport and the rest of the range for 2020 is a thoughtfully placed windscreen-mounted USB port designed to host dash cams. The marque is offering a Garmin GA55 Dash Cam unit is as an optional extra through its dealerships.
An 8-inch touchscreen with SYNC 3 featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard on all Sport variants. The sat-nav system even includes a “breadcrumbs” feature which enables an off-road route to be mapped by dropping markers to ensure you can find your way back.
As a refresher, the Sport will be available with the two usual engine choices, the Duratorq 3.2-litre five-pot turbodiesel with 143kW paired to a six-speed automatic and the EcoBlue 2.0-litre four-cylinder bi-turbodiesel churning out 157kW mated to a 10-speed automatic. The Sport can tow a braked capacity of 3,000kg with the 3.2-litre mill while the 2.0-litre ups the capacity to 3,100kg. Additionally, it can wade depths of up to 800mm and with 227mm of ground clearance it can tackle approach inclines of up to 29.5 degrees with a departure angle of 25 degrees.
Finally, Ford has loaded up the standard safety equipment on the 2020 Everest Sport including features like AEB, Lane Keeping Aid with Driver Alert System, Traffic Sign Recognition, Automatic High Beams, Dynamic Stability Control, ABS, Load Adaptive Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Trailer Sway Control, Hill Decent Control, Hill Launch Assist, E-locking Rear Diff, Traction Control and Cruise Control. This is in addition to the seven airbags, full-length curtain airbag and the five-star ANCAP safety rating.
- Ford Everest Sport (3.2-litre) - $62,290
- Ford Everest Sport (2.0-litre) - $63,790