Vientiane, August 12th, 2021– Lao Ford City reveals new Ford Everest XLS line-up at a launch event held at the Vientiane Showroom.
The Ford Everest is available in three derivatives, the Everest XLS, Everest XLS Sport and Everest XLS Expedition. The Ford Everest XLS 4X4, powered by the popular 2.2L TDCi engine delivering 160 PS and 385 Nm of Torque, offers customers additional premium features over the Everest Trend which is on sale in Laos, alongside the range topping Everest Titanium.
At the reveal Wayne McIntosh, Managing Director Lao Ford City commented, “The Ford Everest XLS offers Laos customers more choices when looking to purchase a versatile SUV that meets their lifestyle needs. The Everest is already a top seller in Laos and customers will be impressed by the additional features that we are offering them.”
The Everest XLS comes with a new front grille and Everest lettering on the hood, projector LED headlamps, alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres, a reinforced side step and Terrain Management System with four driving modes and electronic diff lock. The XLS Sport receives additional styling features with a black grille, black front bumper inlays, black door handles and side mirrors and black alloy wheels.
The Everest XLS Expedition, known as Everest Extreme outside of Laos, is a special edition modified in Thailand by RMA Special Vehicles. It is a civilian version of the immensely successful Everest Light Utility Vehicle of which RMA has already delivered over 3,500 vehicles to the French Army.
The Everest XLS Expedition, is fitted with a steel front bulbar with electric winch, snorkel, roof rack, a rear swing arm with rear mounted spare wheel and jerry can. All-terrain tyres provide an increase in ride height and greater ground clearance. The suspension upgrade raises the Everest’s GVM to 3.5 tons. Seats are covered with a hard wearing canvas. Optional installations are mesh windows and light protectors, Codan radio and antennas, a PA system, exterior work lights and a long range fuel tank.
Guests were able to inspect the Everest XLS Expedition where it received much attention. As part of the launch activities, LFC proudly handed over two Everest XLS models to launch customer AVIS Lao to be added to their rental fleet.