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Ford Everest Titanium 2017 gets bush tough


Ford has bolstered the Everest Titanium's off-road armoury with a new no-cost option including an 18-inch wheel-and-tyre package, suspension changes, and tweaks to its driver assistance tech.

Buyers of the top-shelf Everest variant now get the choice of 18x8.0-inch alloy wheels, with bigger tyre sidewalls, for improved off-road performance, or the current 20-inch alloys. The package includes a full-size alloy spare.

Emergency assistance that automatically calls '000' when airbags are deployed, or when the vehicle rolls, is part of the tech package. Emergency assistance that automatically calls '000' when airbags are deployed, or when the vehicle rolls, is part of the tech package.

"The Everest has been awarded for its off-road capability, and many of our customers have and do take full advantage of this," Ford Australia President and CEO, Graeme Whickman, said. "We've responded to this call, and we're pleased to offer greater choice for Everest customers."

A full-colour reversing camera, as well as emergency assistance that automatically calls '000' when airbags are deployed, or when the vehicle rolls, is part of the tech package.

In 2017, Australian Everest buyers increased by 22.5 percent as the line-up grew; its August 2017 sales result was a 56.8 percent increase over the same month's result last year.

The five-seat Everest Ambiente RWD joined the line-up in 2017 and the Trend RWD, launched in late 2016, now has the latest SYNC 3 and NCO wheel-and-tyre package.

Earlier this year, owners of Ford's Everest 4WDs, concerned about the legality of aftermarket modifications to their vehicles, got good news when the Everest was reclassified from MA to MC, according to the Australian Design Rule (ADR).

"The Everest has been awarded for its off-road capability, and many of our customers have and do take full advantage of this." - Graeme Whickman "The Everest has been awarded for its off-road capability, and many of our customers have and do take full advantage of this." - Graeme Whickman

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