Ford Australia has released pricing and specification details for the MY21.25 Everest range, with the updated large SUV due in showrooms next month, headlined by the return of the BaseCamp as a limited edition.
Based on the Trend grade, only 450 examples of the BaseCamp are available, with it costing $2200 more but adding a claimed $6000 worth of value.
The BaseCamp’s additional kit includes a black 76mm nudge black, an LED light bar, a snorkel, ‘BaseCamp’ decals, black roof-mounted carry bars, a pioneer platform, a Sunseeker awning, a tow bar and grey exterior trim.
The four-wheel-drive-only BaseCamp is available with one of two diesel engines, a 147kW/470Nm 3.2-litre single-turbo five-cylinder ($63,090 plus on-road costs) or a 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder ($64,590).
Both options are exclusively matched to torque-converter automatic transmissions, with the former using a six-speed unit, while the latter has four more gears to play with.
Meanwhile, the Sport grade is now available in rear-wheel drive ($60,090) for the first time, with the 4WD version with the same 2.0-litre engine ($64,390) still available alongside a 4WD variant with the 3.2-litre unit ($62,890).
Ford Australia president and CEO Andrew Birkic said: “We know the travel habits of Australians are changing in the wake of COVID-19, and more and more Aussies will be looking for road trip adventures. The Everest offers a smooth ride on the highway, plus genuine off-road, off-the-beaten track capability.
“Now, with the Everest BaseCamp special edition and Everest Sport in rear-wheel drive, we’re offering more choice for our customers to take to the roads in vehicles that have been designed and engineered in Australia to make discovering our great country easy, safe and comfortable.”
For reference, all carryover versions of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport rival are unchanged in cost for MY21.25 (see full pricing table below).
That said, the Trend and Titanium grades have been given a new chrome grille with a mesh insert, with the latter punctuated with ‘Everest’ lettering just above, at the edge of its bonnet.
As reported, the expanded body-on-frame Everest line-up arrives just as Ford Australia is about to axe its other large SUV, the monocoque Endura, with it failing to fire since its launch.
2021 Ford Everest pricing before on-road costs
|Ambiente RWD 3.2-litre||automatic||$50,090|
|Ambiente 4WD 3.2-litre||automatic||$55,090|
|Trend RWD 2.0-litre||automatic||$57,090|
|Trend 4WD 3.2-litre||automatic||$60,890|
|Trend 4WD 2.0-litre||automatic||$62,390|
|BaseCamp 4WD 3.2-litre||automatic||$63,090 (NEW)|
|BaseCamp 4WD 2.0-litre||automatic||$64,590 (NEW)|
|Sport RWD 2.0-litre||automatic||$60,090 (NEW)|
|Sport 4WD 3.2-litre||automatic||$62,890|
|Sport 4WD 2.0-litre||automatic||$64,390|
|Titanium 4WD 2.0-litre||automatic||$73,190|