The Ford Everest facelift, first unveiled in May, has been introduced in Thailand. As previously reported, the Ranger-based SUV receives minor exterior styling revisions and additional features as part of its mid-cycle interval refresh.

There are also changes to the powertrain and running gear, with the introduction of the new 2.0 litre EcoBlue diesel – which made its debut on the Ranger Raptor – and Getrag 10R60 10-speed automatic gearbox on the facelift. The Bangkok Post reports that the new Panther mill replaces the previous 2.2 litre four-cylinder and 3.2 litre five-cylinder Puma line-up.

The new oil burner is available in two output states of tune, offering 180 hp in single-turbo form and 213 hp in its twin-turbo guise, with 180 hp versions getting rear-wheel drive and the 213 hp tune, four-wheel drive.

Four variants will be available in Thailand, three of which will feature the lower output tune. Prices start from 1.299 million baht (RM157,110) for the entry-level model to 1.599 million baht (RM193,340) for the highest of the three 180 hp variants, and the range-topping twin-turbo will go for 1.799 million baht (RM217,588).

New exterior items include a larger three-slat grille and xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, and inside, the Everest now comes with keyless entry and push-button start as well as a SYNC 3 infotainment system as standard, with voice control in English or Thai for that market.

The refresh adds on inter-urban autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and vehicle detection, which operates from speeds above 3.6 km/h – this joins the existing adaptive cruise control (ACC), lane keeping system (LKS) and blind spot information system (BLIS) with rear cross-traffic alert on the safety kit list.

The report adds that the Ranger T6 is also set to feature the EcoBlue engine when the updated pick-up makes its local debut later this month, but the unit will only be available on the higher-end variants, with the existing 2.2 litre continuing on for a while more.