Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has expanded its seven-seater Everest range, officially launching a new XLT 4x4 derivative powered by the brand’s single-turbo 2,0-litre diesel engine.

Of course, we first noticed the arrival of this variant as long ago as April 2020, when it was listed for R659 400. The price has since increased, however, with the Everest 2,0 SiT XLT 10AT 4x4 now starting at R679 400.

As a reminder, the new derivative makes 132 kW and 420 N.m (the latter on offer between 1 750 and 2 500 r/min) from its four-cylinder, oil-burning heart. The Blue Oval firm’s 10-speed automatic transmission ships standard.

Considering its mid-spec XLT trim level, the newcomer features items such as parking sensors (fore and aft), a reversing camera, trailer sway control and the Sync 3 infotainment system (with navigation displayed on an eight-inch touchscreen, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality).

Ford has furthermore introduced LED headlamps as standard on all XLT models as well as the flagship Limited variant.

Pricing:

Ford Everest 2,2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4x2: R552 500
Ford Everest 2,0 SiT XLT 10AT 4x2: R637 800
Ford Everest 2,0 SiT XLT 10AT 4x4: R679 400
Ford Everest 2,0 BiT XLT 10AT 4x2: R693 300
Ford Everest 3,2 TDCi XLT 6AT 4x4: R715 300
Ford Everest 2,0 BiT XLT 10AT 4x4: R744 500
Ford Everest 2,0 BiT Limited 10AT 4x4: R819 400