The Ford Everest has followed its Ranger sibling by now offering autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection now standard across the range.
Though offering AEB as standard has become increasingly common among light commercial utes, it is still relatively rare in ute-based SUVs.
The Ranger-based Everest joins the Pajero Sport as the only mainstream “ute with a boot” to offer it, with the Isuzu MU-X, Toyota Fortuner and Holden Trailblazer all missing out.
The entry level two-wheel-drive Everest Ambiente also has lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition and automatic high-beam headlights for $49,490 plus on-roads, a $400 increase.
At the other end of the range, the flagship Titanium has been given a $1700 price cut to sit at $72,290 and qualitfying for the Fuel Efficient Vehicles Luxury Car Tax threshold thanks to the 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine’s 7.0L/100km fuel use.
The new Everest range is in showrooms now.