Also on offer is Ford’s Selectable Drive Modes system that offers six preset drive modes designed to improve comfort and performance both on and off the beaten track: Normal, Eco, Tow/Haul, Slippery, Mud/Ruts and Sand.
Other valuable bundu-bashing tools include an electronic rear differential lock, hill descent control and the option of a new front camera view with steering overlays, which displays on the vehicle’s large portrait-style infotainment touchscreen set in the middle of dashboard.
“We wanted to build on the things people liked about the current Everest but go the extra mile when it came to capability,” said chief platform engineer Ian Foston.
“Customers can confidently go from the city to the mountains and back again knowing they’ve got a suite of technologies that can enhance the novice and flatter the experienced off-roader, all underpinned by a robust chassis and suspension that enhances both comfort and safety.”
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