Ford reveals new SUV - The Edge

Ford has revealed a new SUV, the Edge. Dubbed as a high tech smart utility vehicle that will go on sale across Europe for the first time in 2015.

The Edge has been designed from the ground up to be visually athletic and to meet high expectations for quality in Europe and around the world.

The Edge will also deliver advanced new technologies as the third chapter in Ford's SUV expansion plan for Europe.

"We are leveraging our One Ford portfolio to offer a broader range of products to our customers in Europe. This year we have already launched EcoSport, with the new Mondeo and Focus on the way," said Stephen Odell, president, Ford of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

First launched in North America in 2007, the Edge helped reshape the industry's definition of a traditional SUV, establishing the "crossover SUV" segment. Today, Edge is consistently a top-selling vehicle in the segment in North America - achieving record sales in 2013 - and is offered for sale in select markets in South America, Russia and eastern Asia, including China.

With the all-new Edge, Ford in Europe will enter a new segment, offering customers a refined, technologically advanced and spacious SUV. Featuring a four-door, five-seat configuration.

The all-new Edge will feature Adaptive Steering, which will make it easier to manoeuvre and more fun to drive, and introduces to Europe Active Noise Cancellation technology and Front Split View Camera.

All-new Edge features a charismatic exterior design, with the prominent chrome grille, the thin and chiselled front LED headlamps, and the three-dimensional blade shape rear LED tail lamps. The pronounced wheel openings house 20-inch alloy wheels.

A sophisticated body structure and suspension system absorbs and masks road imperfections and noise without compromising handling, helping to deliver a driving experience that fully meets the expectations of European consumers.

Integral-link, independent rear suspension ensures a dynamic and engaging ride. High-strength steels contribute to a solid body structure that helps deliver more responsive handling. Interior refinement also has been optimised through the use of acoustic glass, and the Edge utilises tyres that have been specially selected for reduced road noise.

In Europe, Ford will offer for Edge two versions of Ford's 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine:

A 180 PS version delivering 400 Nm of torque and projected 149 g/km CO2, with 6-speed manual transmission.

A 210 PS version delivering 450 Nm of torque and projected 159 g/km CO2, with 6-speed PowerShift automatic and paddle-shift controls.

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Peter Thomas

Author:Peter Thomas
Date Updated:25th Jun 2014

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