Ford has revealed full details on the forthcoming new Ford Edge SUV – a vehicle that the company describes as its most technologically sophisticated SUV to date.
The new Edge offers a comprehensive range of camera- and sensor-based driver assistance technologies including the European debuts of Post‑Collision Braking, Evasive Steering Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centring Assist.
It also debuts in Europe a new powerful and fuel-efficient bi-turbo variant of Ford’s 2.0‑litre EcoBlue diesel engine, combined with a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The 238hp unit is also combined with all-wheel drive.
Equipped with start-stop as standard, a 190hp version of the 2.0-litre diesel engine is also offered in conjunction with a six-speed manual gearbox and all-wheel drive, as well as a 150hp version combined with the eight-speed automatic and front-wheel drive.
Unveiled in ST-Line specification, the new Edge features colour-coded lower mouldings in the doors and body, and black finish for the grille. The ST-Line model also gets 20-inch alloy wheels (with 21-inch wheels available as an extra-cost option), dual exhausts, perforated leather/dinamica seats with 10-way power front seats, perforated leather steering wheel, and gearknob featuring red stitching for manual gearbox models and aluminium sports pedals, black headlining and floor mats.
Wireless charging of compatible devices is also included, as is Ford’s latest SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system – compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at no cost (take note, BMW). Customers can upgrade their audio experience with a new premium B&O PLAY sound system.
The new Edge also offers a new fully-configurable 3D digital instrument cluster that allows drivers to personalise the layout of the speedometer, rev-counter and vehicle information displays.
When it goes on sale later this year (UK pricing still to be announced) all-new Edge will be offered to customers in Europe in Vignale, Titanium and Trend models, in addition to the sporty ST-Line.