After making its world debut in Thailand a year ago, the 2020 Ford Everest has officially been launched in the Philippines.
Like the refreshed Ranger that premiered last year, Ford opted to give the Everest a subtle makeover rather than a major facelift. It gets a new three-bar chrome grill up front on top of a honeycomb design, as well as a slightly tweaked front bumper.
There are also new wheel designs available across the range; with both variants wearing 20-inch alloys. Beyond that, the 2020 Everest pretty much still looks the same as the pre-facelift model. For now, there are only two variants, 4x2 Titanium and 4x4 Titanium.
Inside, not much has changed on the interior of the 2020 Everest. Both get leather trimmings and upholstery, along with the ergonomic SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system. With it, features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, as well as Bluetooth and navigation can come as standard on the Everest.
Other available amenities that can be had on the 2020 Everest include: dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel with media controls, USB and 12V charging ports, a 230V power inverter, adaptive LED headlights, and a reverse camera with parking sensors.
Under the hood, the 3.2- and 2.2-liter Duratorq engines have been replaced by a new 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbo-diesel. It's available in two states of tune; 180 PS and 420 Nm with a single turbo, and the more powerful bi-turbo setup which doles out 213 PS with 500 Nm of torque. That's right, the Ranger Raptor engine is now also available in the refreshed Everest. Also worth mentioning on the updated Everest is its new ten-speed automatic transmission which replaces the old six-speed unit.
When it comes to safety, the 2020 is available with the following: anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribtution and brake assist, a host of airbags, electronic traction and stability controls, hill-start assist, rear parking sensors, as well as trailer sway control.
Other standard features include lane-keep assist, forward collision mitigation, active park assist, reverse camera, tire pressure monitoring, as well as front parking sensors.
Pricing of the 2019 Everest are as follows:
2.0 Bi-Turbo Everest Titanium 4x2 - PhP 1,995,000
2.0 Bi-Turbo Everest Titanium 4x4 - PhP 2, 299,000