The car comes in the 2 variants known as the XLT and the Limited edition respectively. They come with either the 4×2 or the 4×4 powertrains which are also fitted with Ford’s own DuraTorq TDCi engine, which using diesel fuel produces the best torque in this segment. You can also choose between the 5 speed manual transmission gear box or go for the more state-of-the-art 5 speed automatic with shift-on-the-fly system that comes standard in the 4×4 variant. What you get in this car is a vehicle that not only looks great but performs well above its competitors. Standard tyres are the 16 inch ones while optionally you can go for the 18 inch diamond cut ones which is pretty much a welcomed addition especially when you need a bit more handling from the Everest.
According to Scott Ferrier, the Design Manager for Asia Pacific and Africa with the Ford Motor Company, “The name Everest lives boldly within the soul of the vehicle, not just on a badge, and that says a lot about its character and the pride Everest customers have in their vehicle. The new design for 2009 is a more premium look that builds on the capability and robust feel that are Ford Everest hallmarks. We’ve added contemporary touches that give it a lot more style, but it’s the way the new design complements Everest’s inherent strengths that was so important for the design team to execute. The result is truly a signature look for Ford Everest.”
One thing for sure, the design has been overhauled from its previous version which means you get a new front grille design that meets in the middle of the Ford emblem. The word EVEREST is proudly displayed at the top edge of the grille which is joined with a new headlamp as well. Chrome details are flourished generously in this car and hence you get a personality of class and luxury.
The TDCi is powered by its 2 highly responsive 16 valve systems which produces up to 105kW and a maximum of 330Nm of torque. This car gets from 0 to 100 in 14.6 seconds. This is otherwise a SUV which seats like an MPV with adjustable second and third row seats. In-car entertainment here include a CD/MP3 player with iPod connectivity with RDS capabilities.