Ford Everest gets added muscle and comfort
New hi-tech 2l turbo diesel engines and 10-speed autos for the blue oval's big SUV
Ford South Africa has upgraded its Everest range with the advanced new 2.0l turbo diesel engines and 10-speed auto transmissions recently introduced to the Ranger bakkie line-up. The seven-seater SUV also gets styling and suspension tweaks to keep it fresh against the rival Toyota Fortuner. As with the Ranger, a new generation 2.0l Bi-Turbo with outputs of 157kW and 500Nm becomes the new flagship engine in the range, boasting 10kW and 30Nm more than the existing 3.2l TDCi five-cylinder engine. It employs a twin turbocharger setup to improve both low-end torque and high-end power, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions, and powers the Everest XLT 4x2 and 4x4 models, as well as the top-spec Everest Limited. A new 2.0l Single Turbo with 132kW and 420Nm also joins the line-up, offered in the mid-specced XLT 4x2 model. Both engines are paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission, with a wider spread of ratios to improve fuel consumption. Ford says the Bi-Turbo engine with 10...