East side drive with Ford

posted April 07, 2016 at 08:20 pm
by  Dino Ray V. Directo III
Despite the presence of the latest generation Japanese SUVs such as the Mitsubishi Montero and the Toyota Fortuner, the Ford Everest is holding its own and  digging  in for the long haul in the tough-as-nail sales race in  the domestic  market.

And in  an effort to strengthen its foothold in the SUV market, Ford Philippines  hosted a ride and event in the province of Rizal.   “We are truly happy that the all-new Everest remains to be one of the most sought after SUVs in the market,” says Lance Mosley, Managing Director of Ford Philippines.    

Ford’s SUV is an end product of the manufacturer’s Asia-Pacific design and product development team, after an extensive four seasons test and being subjected to severe weather and harsh offroad conditions. 

The windmills provide an excellent backdrop for the Ford Everest
The Ford Everest  was built from the ground up, building on its versatile and durable reputation. Ford put into the Everest their global SUV expertise and experience to come up with a rugged and comfortable go -anywhere sports utility. 

The drive started at the Ford dealership in BGC and the convoy drove up East, in the hills of Tanay  where the twisty roads and long straights provided the participants some accurate on-road feedback. 

The 3.2 liter Duratorq five-cylinder TDCi diesel engine with 200bhp delivered the power to negotiate the steep inclines of Tanay, while the intelligent suspension system gave  the grip needed to  tackle  the sharp turns and S-curves of the famed “Tanay-burgring”. 

Despite the searing summer heat, all four of us gearheads  inside the Everest kept our cool thanks to the strong A/C and the modern interior of this American SUV. 

The panoramic moon roof allowed us to enjoy the clear blue skies, and flexible seating gave us no problems with our cargo requirements. 

“The all-new Everest reaches new levels of rugged capability and refinement, helping drivers navigate challenging terrain with ease and confidence while also offering an exceptional ride comfort and agile handling. It is the truck you want,”  Mosley brags. 

Sticker price of the new Everest starts at P1.399M for the entry level Ambiente 4x2 M/T  while  the high end 3.2 liter 4x4 Titanium is  priced at P1.899M. 

Topics: Ford Everest , SUV , Ford Philippines
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