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First published: 6th January 2016

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New Ford Edge to cost from £29,995

Starting at just under £30,000, the new Edge targets buyers who might otherwise have been tempted by an Audi Q5 or Volvo XC60

First published: 6th January 2016
  • New Edge goes on sale in the summer
  • Completes three-model SUV range above Ecosport and Kuga
  • Available with three trims and two diesel engines; all with 4WD
Ford’s new Edge SUV range will cost from £29,995, the company has confirmed. Sitting above the Ecosport and Kuga, it gives Ford a three-model SUV range and is a similar size to the likes of the (slightly dearer) Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60.

Claimed to offer class-leading space, the five-seat Edge will be available in Zetec, Titanium and Sport trims, and every model comes with Pedestrian Detection, DAB radio with Ford’s Sync 2 connectivity system, and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Also on offer will be new Ford technologies, including Adaptive Steering, which automatically optimises the steering response according to vehicle speed, and Front Wide View Camera, which makes restricted visibility junctions or parking spaces easier to negotiate.

Meanwhile, the safety features will include Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection. Using cameras and radar, the system operates from 5- to 110mph and can automatically apply the brakes if a potential collision is detected and the driver does not respond to warnings.

2016 Ford Edge
2016 Ford Edge
Buyers will have a choice of two 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engines: a 177bhp unit paired with a six-speed manual transmission, or a 207bhp bi-turbo engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. Both should average 48.7mpg fuel efficiency and have CO2 emissions of 149g/km.

All versions will come with an ‘intelligent’ four-wheel drive system, which can juggle the amount of drive going to the front and rear wheels, depending on the driving conditions. Ford also claims that the car will provide outstanding refinement, with acoustic glass in the windscreen and laminated glass in the side windows, as well as Active Noise Control technology that cancels out unwanted engine noise with opposing sound waves fed through the stereo.

The range costs from £29,995 to £36,745, and the first models will arrive in Ford dealers this summer.