A look at the R1 million Next-Gen Ford Everest

 ·27 Sep 2022

Ford has detailed the price and performance of its Next-Generation Everest for South Africa, which it says blends adventure-ready capability with comfort and customer-focused technology.

“The Next-Gen Everest has been built for the adventurous – with capability at its core. Inside, premium levels of craftsmanship have created a quiet and refined sanctuary for up to seven occupants, while class-leading technology and safety make every journey more memorable,” it said.

Two grades of the Next-Gen Everest are available at launch, headlined by a new flagship grade: the Everest Platinum, which takes luxury and performance to new heights.

The Platinum features a new 3.0 litre V6 turbodiesel engine and Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic, linked to a permanent all-wheel drive system.

Customers also have the choice of the Everest Sport, which is powered by a 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel engine, matched to the 10-speed auto. It also uses an electronic shift-on-the-fly part-time four-wheel drive system.

“The Next-Gen Everest is unreservedly sleek and modern, with a wider track and longer wheelbase enabling designers to create a more progressive, muscular appearance,” the US motor giant said.

It includes integrated wireless charging, an electric parking brake, and a new leather-trimmed gear stick on the range-topping Everest Platinum. The Platinum is further equipped with a 400-Watt inverter for powering laptop computers and other devices.

Everest comes loaded with new and enhanced driver assist technologies and safety features. Active Park Assist 2.0 on the Everest Platinum can help the driver fit safely in tight spaces at the press of a button. The system takes care of the steering, gearshifts, acceleration and braking to navigate into parallel or perpendicular parking spaces with ease. It will also steer itself out of a parallel parking spot when prompted, Ford said.

New to Everest is Ford’s latest-generation adaptive cruise control system, fitted as standard on the Everest Platinum. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Lane Centering is able to detect lane markings and help keep the vehicle centred in the lane.

Both the Sport and Platinum models are equipped with Ford’s Lane Keeping System, which includes Lane Keeping Alert and Lane Keeping Aid, along with Road Edge Detection and Driver Warning.

Pre-Collision Assist with Dynamic Brake Support, Forward Collision Warning, Automated Emergency Braking and Reverse Brake Assist further up the arsenal of innovative safety features.

Additionally, the Platinum gains Distance Alert and Indication, Evasive Steer Assist and Intersection functionality.


  • Everest Sport 2.0L BiT 4WD 10AT – R965,400
  • Everest Platinum 3.0L V6 AWD 10AT – R1,113,100

Included as standard is Ford Protect comprising a four-year/120,000km warranty, four-year/unlimited distance Roadside Assistance and five-year/unlimited distance corrosion warranty.

Customers have the option of purchasing service or maintenance plans up to eight years or 135,000km. The warranty can be extended up to seven years or 200,000km, while the Roadside Assistance can be extended for an additional one or two years.

“We are already seeing a high demand around the world for Next-Gen Everest, and we are confident that this new model will live up to expectations for all those who have reserved a vehicle. However, global supply chain challenges, including shipping logistics, are causing extended wait times across the industry,” said Neale Hill, the president of the Ford Motor Company Africa Region.

“Our local and global teams are working around the clock to get vehicles to dealers and customers as soon as possible,” he said.

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