Ford Australia has detailed a number of changes to its Everest body-on-frame SUV range for models produced from March 2024.

    Examples of the updated range will start reaching customers locally around mid-year.

    After “responding to customer preferences”, Ford is axing the Everest Trend RWD as part of this update. The Trend variant is still available in 4WD guise however.

    The Everest Wildtrak variant is also disappearing, although it was only a special edition to begin with.

    Pricing for the rest of the Ford Everest line-up remains unchanged. The range opens at $53,990 before on-roads for the Ambiente RWD, and extends to $79,490 before on-roads for the flagship Platinum.

    Speaking of the Everest Platinum, it’s receiving the option of the Pro Trailer Backup Assist which is a function that’s aimed to make reversing a trailer more intuitive. The system debuted locally in the F-150 last year.

    “The driver ‘steers’ the trailer via the outer ring of the drive mode controller on the centre console,” said Ford advanced driver assist systems engineer Zack McIntyre.

    “As the driver turns the dial, the steering wheel, which the driver doesn’t need to touch during the manoeuvre, turns to direct the trailer where it needs to go.”

    To activate the Pro Trailer Backup Assist, the driver needs to press the trailer icon on the drive mode selector dial, then use the outer ring to steer the trailer.

    There’s a “special sticker” placed on the draw bar of the trailer that helps the system track the trailer angle when reversing.

    The Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature is a part of a new Pro Towing Pack on the Everest Platinum that replaces the regular Towing Pack. It’s priced from $2900.

    Other changes for MY24.5 include Zone Lighting and black stand-off roof rails as standard on the Everest Trend and Sport. These features were previously in the optional Touring Pack, which now costs $2500.

    All the option packages besides the no-cost all-terrain tyre packages on the 4WD Sport and Platinum are up by between $200 and $250.

    The 2024 Ford Everest line-up is priced as follows:

    • 2024 Ford Everest Ambiente RWD Bi-Turbo: $53,990
    • 2024 Ford Everest Ambiente 4WD Bi-Turbo: $58,990
    • 2024 Ford Everest Sport RWD Bi-Turbo: $63,490
    • 2024 Ford Everest Trend 4WD Bi-Turbo: $66,790
    • 2024 Ford Everest Sport 4WD V6: $72,490
    • 2024 Ford Everest Platinum 4WD V6: $79,490

    All prices are before on-road costs.

    The following option packages are also available:

    • Towing Pack: $1900 (+$200)
    • 4WD Trend/Sport Touring Pack: $2500 (+$200)
    • Pro Towing Pack (Platinum only): $2900 (NEW)
    • Trend Premium Seat Pack: $1100 (+$200)
    • Ambiente Third Row: $1200 (+$250)
    • 4WD Ambiente 18-inch wheel and all-terrain tyre pack: $1350 (+$250)
    • 4WD Trend all-terrain tyres: $700 (+$200)
    • 4WD Sport 18-inch wheel and all-terrain tyre pack: $NCO
    • Platinum 18-inch wheel and all-terrain tyre pack: $NCO

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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