Last year, Ford introduced the updated Everest to the Philippine market. With the refresh, the midsize SUV now came with an upgraded engine, a nicer interior, and more convenience features—but there was something missing. The carmaker had done away with the nameplate’s more affordable Trend variants.
Now the Trend is making an inevitable comeback. Ford Philippines has announced that the Everest will once again be available in Trend 4x2 AT form, starting at P1,738,000.
Unlike its higher-end siblings, the Ford Everest Trend 4x2 AT gets a more modest 2.2-liter TDCi diesel engine capable of just 158hp and 385Nm of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This is expected, considering these units are considerably more affordable compared to the Everest 2.0L Turbo Titanium 4x2 AT at P1,995,000 and Everest 2.0L Bi-turbo Titanium+ 4x4 AT at P2,299,000, both of which come equipped with 10-speed automatics.
At that price, the vehicle gets niceties like macho 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a power liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, leather seats, and a nice eight-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability—a pretty decent feature package, if you ask us. It also gets a handful of driver-assist technologies like Roll Stability Control, Hill Launch Assist, and Cruise Control.
The Ford Everest Trend 4x2 AT is available in four colors—Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, Arctic White, and Meteor Gray—and will hit local showrooms tomorrow, February 25, 2020. Interested?