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Ford Philippines launched today the new 4x2 Ford Everest Sport as it continues to expand and strengthen its SUV portfolio. The interactive virtual launch held over Zoom was the first of its kind in the country, after the start of the COVID pandemic.

As its name suggests, the new Everest Sport features an enhanced sporty design and comes with a host of driver-assist technologies. It sits nicely between the recently launched Trend variant and the beefed-up Titanium variant. The units are sourced from Ford's factories in Thailand and share specifications with some of our ASEAN brothers.

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The new Everest Sport supports the Everest’s position as one of the safest and most capable SUVs in the market today,” said PK Umashankar, managing director, Ford Philippines. “We are confident that the new Ford Everest Sport will set another standard for mid-size SUVs in the market with its design and technology that match various needs and lifestyles.

The new Everest Sport is powered by a 2.0L Turbo Diesel Engine which offers 177.5 HP of power and 420Nm of torque and is matched with Ford’s latest 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift that promises better acceleration, fuel efficiency, and smoothness across on-road and off-road environments.

Unique to the Everest Sport variant are its black body exterior accents like its new mesh grille design; embossed EVEREST hood badge; gloss-black painted wheels and side mirrors; black tailgate applique; and ‘SPORT’ decal on the liftgate. LED projector headlamps, daytime running lights, and 20-inch alloy wheels also come standard.

Inside its cabin, the new Everest Sport features a unique blue stitching accent around the steering wheel, dashboard, seats, center, console, and door trims delivering a sporty premium feel. Adding value to the Sport is a standard leather seat with 8-way power driver seat, smart keyless entry with push-button start, and a power liftgate with hands-free function. It is equipped with an 8-inch LCD Touchscreen, Sync 3 with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, two USB ports, and 10 speakers.

The new Everest Sport also boasts of segment-leading features for optimal driver comfort, convenience, and safety which include Cruise Control, Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS), Rear View Camera, Rear Parking Sensors, and Electronic Stability Control with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), and Roll Stability Control. Adding to all these are seven (7) airbags including side, curtain, and driver knee airbags.

The 2020 Ford Everest Sport is priced at P1,868,000 and will be available in all Ford dealerships nationwide starting May 22, 2020. To sweeten the deal a bit more, customers who reserve a unit until the end of May 2020, will get a complimentary 3-year scheduled service plan as part of their purchase, aside for the standard 3-year Ford warranty.

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Available colors include Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, Arctic White, and Deep Crystal Blue (new color, exclusive to the variant).

See the complete spec sheet here.

Enhanced Everest Titanium Line-up

During the digital launch, Ford also introduced new feature upgrades to its Everest Titanium series adding to the value proposition to the nameplate's top-of-the-line variant. The Everest 2.0L Bi-Turbo Titanium+ 4x4 AT and Everest 2.0L Turbo Titanium 4x2 AT now come with LED projector headlamps, with the addition of high-mount USB feature for the 4x4 variant with no price increase.

To know more about the new Ford Everest Sport, visit www.ford.com.ph/suvs/everest/.