The updated 2017 Ford Everest range has been detailed this week, bringing new models, added technology and a lower starting price for the Blue Oval's Thai-built off-roader.

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Starting at $47,990 (all prices excluding on-road costs) for the new entry-level five-seat Ambiente rear-wheel drive - $7000 lower than last year's base price - the Everest now comes with Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system (below) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across the range, featuring an 8.0-inch colour touchscreen with a reversing camera.

The Ambiente now also gets dual-zone climate control, a new 10-speaker audio system along with an upgraded driver's instrument cluster from higher models with dual 4.2-inch LCD displays.

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For an additional $1000, buyers can option seven seats, still some $6000 cheaper than the previous four-wheel drive Ambiente entry point.

There's also a new five-seat all-wheel-drive Ambiente, which is listed at $52,990, while the seven-seat version is $1000 cheaper than before at $53,990.

Prices are down across the Trend and Titanium grades too, with the mid-spec Trend now getting satellite navigation with the Sync 3 infotainment unit as standard equipment - mapping technology was previously an option.

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The rear-wheel drive Trend kicks off at $53,990, $2000 less than before, while the four-wheel-driven version is also down by $2000 to $58,990.

Finally, the flagship Titanium is just under $2000 more affordable at $74,990, though there are no specification changes.

2017 Ford Everest pricing (plus on-road costs)

Ambiente RWD 5-seat - $47,990 (new)

Ambiente RWD 7-seat - $48,990 (new)

Ambiente 4WD 5-seat - $52,990 (new)

Ambiente 4WD 7-seat - $53,990 (-$1000)

Trend RWD 7-seat - $53,990 (-$2000)

Trend 4WD 7-seat - $58,990 (-$2000)

Titanium 4WD seven-seat - $74,990 (-$1715)