Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
5 minute read
15 Apr 2020
7:48 am

Step-down Ford Everest XLT not afraid of climbing

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Instead of thinking as the XLT as a down-specced Limited, I’d much rather entertain the idea of the Limited being an up-specced XLT.

Football coach Steve Komphela is never one to mince his words. One of his famous quotes that made its way into folklore is that ‘’statistics are like a bikini, they don't reveal everything’’. Komphela was referring to football statistics of course, but those words ring true in most cases numbers are involved. Take new vehicle sales figures for instance. Healthy figures might be the lifeblood that keeps manufacturers in business, but it’s not entirely a true reflection of what a vehicle is capable of or not. Impressive sales numbers don’t necessarily constitute a superior product, whereas low returns most certainly...