The Ford Everest large SUV now has a powerful new engine option, and it has been taken directly from the popular Mustang sports car.
Under the Everest’s bonnet, the engine produces 202kW of power and 455Nm of torque, meaning it comfortably outmuscles the 143kW/470Nm 3.2-litre single-turbo five-cylinder and 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder units currently offered in Australia, both of which run on diesel.
Local buyers shouldn’t get too excited, though, as a Ford Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide the new petrol engine option won’t make its way Down Under, where the ute-based SUV segment is overwhelmingly diesel.
Instead, the 2.3-litre unit is destined for China, where the Everest is already available with a 182kW/360Nm 2.0-litre EcoBoost turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine.
Just like it is in the Mustang, the former is mated a 10-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, while the latter has four less gears to play with.
For reference, the Ranger-based Everest sold in Australia is currently priced from $49,690 to $72,790 plus on-road costs.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineApril 17, 2020 9:01 am