Like the Ford Ranger ute of the same name, the Ford Everest Wildtrak benefits from desirable extras that ramp up its appeal – and price.
Available to order for $73,090 plus on-road costs – about $80,000 drive-away – the Everest Wildtrak costs about $3000 more than a mid-grade Everest Sport V6, or $6000 less than the range-topping Everest Platinum.
The new model delivers new-look bumpers, 20-inch machined alloy wheels and steel underbody protection that separate it from lesser models, along with luxuries such as a 360-degree camera, ambient lighting and panoramic sunroof.
A 12-inch central touchscreen with smartphone mirroring matches premium versions of the Ranger ute.
The cabin features leather trim with orange stitching that matches “luxe yellow” paint unique to the Wildtrak.
Ford says the model will be a special-edition machine built in limited numbers.
The brand’s Australian boss, Andrew Birkic, says “Australians understand what the Wildtrak badge means”.
“Which is why it is one of our most popular Ranger variants – and we’re thrilled to add it to the Everest family for the first time,” he said.
“Everest Wildtrak will give customers a vehicle that helps them go wherever their adventurous spirit takes them, and puts a smile on their face while doing it.”
Powered by the 3.0-litre, 184kW and 600Nm turbo diesel V6 engine found in the Ranger and new Volkswagen Amarok, the Everest has a 10-speed automatic transmission with full-time all-wheel-drive.
The Blue Oval has already ruled out the possibility of selling an Everest powered by the twin-turbo V6 found in the Ranger Raptor.