THE FORD EVEREST SPORT 4X4

Driven

September 30, 2022

Ford South Africa launched their Everest Sport earlier this year expanding the marques premium Everest XLT SUV offering to include a new level of style to the family oriented seven-seater.

What sets the Everest Sport apart is the new exclusive sporty blackened decals on the exterior and beefed up 20-inch wheels. New additions to its spacious interior include embossed leather seats with blue stitching, soft-touch leather dashboard and an eight-way electric adjustment driver’s seat to name a just a few.

Automotive Refinisher were fortunate enough to adventure in the Everest Sport 4×4 version. There are 4×2 Sport models available as well. The Everest Sport is powered by Ford’s 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine, delivering 132kW and 420Nm and is coupled to Ford’s seamless 10-speed automatic transmission. The Sport option is a flick of the gear shift into Sport mode which livens the response time of the turbo diesel, which is incredibly quick when taking into consideration the sheer size of the Everest Sport and the power which emanates from only a  2.0 litre!

Another attractive aspect of the Everest Sport 4×4 is its proven off-road capabilities and exceptional ground clearance. Off-roading is engaged via Ford’s Terrain Management System selector which offers snow, mud, grass, rocks and even paved road options. Another standard feature is Ford’s navigation with standard mapping as well as Tracks for Africa for those venturing off the beaten track.

LED headlamps and daytime running lights, cruise control and front and rear park sensors with a rear-view camera are all standard including a safety package featuring Electronic Stability Programme with traction control, Trailer Sway Control, Hill Launch Assist and Roll Over Mitigation with seven airbags (front, side, curtain and driver’s knee airbag) standard in the price.

An eight-inch touch-screen colour display that recognises multi-touch gestures such as swipe, slide, scroll and pinch-to-zoom comes complete with Ford’s pioneering SYNC¨3 infotainment system with effortless integration provided through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

After spending some time with the Everest Sport 4×4 its demand is clearly evident. When factoring in all aspects from the level of comfort, its drive, interior finishes and proven off-road capabilities, it’s incredibly good value and all you would ever want or need from a family sized SUV. It’s “go anywhere” attitude and competence to do so, is why we see so many on the roads.

Prices start at R 750 950, which includes Ford’s Protect, comprising a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, three-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. A six-year/90 000km service plan is included, with 15 000km service intervals.

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classic corner & resoration

Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

Driven

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads faster than we can count. We also need to grow new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help and organisations are in place to train - this information is in Industry Index.

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