Ford’s Line-up Supplemented by Expeditionary Body-on-Frame SUV

Ford Australia has developed a special version of the Everest BaseCamp.

Ford has introduced a body-on-frame SUV adapted for expeditions. The Australian branch has added a whole range of options to the Ford Everest that are useful for travelers. The special Everest is called the BaseCamp and is limited to 450 cars.

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Technically, the Ford Everest BaseCamp is no different from conventional SUVs, but its standard equipment comes with all-wheel drive. The “expeditionary” Everest can be ordered with an old 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel engine (200 hp / 470 Nm) and a new 2.0-liter biturbo diesel unit (213 hp / 500 Nm). The both units come with a 6-speed and 10-speed automatic transmission, respectively.

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New features of the equipment are the presence of a factory snorkel, a traction coupling device, a power roof rack and a 3-inch kangaroo with an LED beam in the front. Externally, the Everest BaseCamp is easily recognized by black five-spoke alloy wheels, as well as the lack of chrome plated parts. On a par with the usual Ford Everest, this SUV can pull trailers weighing up to 3,000 kg.

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The Ford Everest BaseCamp is based on the average configuration of the Trend, so the price is quite humane: from AU$65,000 for the version with the 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel engine and AU$66,500 for the SUV with the 2.0-liter biturbo diesel V4. The standard Everest with similar equipment will cost about AU$10,000.

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