It's been announced that the all-new Ford Edge SUV is scheduled to launch in spring 2016.
As we reported last year, Ford revealed the concept for the second-generation model at the Los Angeles Motor Show and the first-generation model has been sold in the States for the past seven years. Ford will add the all-new Edge to the new EcoSport and the popular Kuga next year to bolster its offering in the increasingly competitive SUV market.
Ford will use the sports utility vehicle as a showcase for its exciting innovations. The dynamic design certainly got the nod from one of our Twitter followers. @Darwa tweeted: "Looks like a Kuga on steroids. I approve." High praise indeed!
Driver-assist technologies will include Adaptive Steering, enhanced Active Park Assist, adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, a 180-degree front camera with washer, a glove box-mounted airbag system, inflatable rear safety belts, LED headlights, Active City Stop, a Blind Spot Information System, a lane-keeping system, traffic sign recognition, a heated windscreen and steering wheel, and a hands-free tailgate. It will also feature SYNC 2, the most up-to-date version of Ford's in-car connectivity system.
The Edge will be powered by 2.0-litre TDCi turbodiesel engines, which will produce 178bhp or 207bhp, and the UK will just receive four-wheel-drive models to begin with.
Judy Curran, vehicle line director for Ford, said: “The all-new Edge has been remade in almost every single detail, always keeping in mind the customer, who expects something premium, powerful and special. With a structure more rigid than ever and a suspension tuned to the highest global standards, the 2015 Edge is a high-tech utility that delivers a special driving experience customers will feel from their first moments behind the wheel."