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New Ford Edge revealed ahead of Geneva Motor Show

Ford has revealed its facelifted Edge SUV, which is a rival to the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Audi Q5, and BMW X3.

  • Goes on sale later in 2018
  • Available in sporty ST-Line
  • Still only available with diesel engines
Ford has revealed a facelifted version of its Edge SUV. It features the usual appearance updates, some extra new kit including new safety technologies, and a new diesel engine.
The Edge is a rival to a wide range of SUVs, including the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Audi Q5, and BMW X3. There will be minor tweaks to the exterior including a wider radiator grille – with a different finish for each trim – standard LED lights at the front and rear, and optional LED daytime running lights. Inside, the facelifted Edge comes with an 8.0-inch touch-screen with Ford’s Sync 3 system as standard, which has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. On top of that there’s the option of a wireless phone charger, new B&O Play soundsystem, and a 3D digital instrument cluster, so drivers can personalise the layout of the dials in front of them, and pick from seven colours.
And our favourite is on the options list too: heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel.
Buyers will be able to choose from Trend, Titanium, top-of-the-range Vignale, and for the first time, sporty ST-Line trims. The ST-Line cars will come with standard 20-inch alloy wheels (optional 21-inch), dual chrome tip exhausts, leather interior, powered front seats, aluminium sports pedals, and other sporty bits. Other than looks, the ST-Line Edge will have sports-tuned suspension and Ford Adaptive Steering technology.
New diesel engine
The Edge will continue to be offered with diesel power only, including a new engine: the EcoBlue bi-turbo, 2.0-litre diesel engine which produces 238 horsepower. Ford promises it will provide smooth acceleration, and that noise, vibration and harshness will all be minimised.
The new engine will also be available with 190 and 150 horsepower. The 238 and 150 horsepower engines will come with Ford’s new eight-speed automatic gearbox, while the 190 horsepower unit will come with a manual six-speed gearbox and four-wheel-drive.
Safety kit
New safety kit debuting includes Post-Collision Braking – which helps to reduce the impact of a potential secondary crash by applying moderate brake pressure – Evasive Steering Assist – which helps a driver steer around stopped or slower vehicles to avoid crashes – and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centring Assist, which helps drivers maintain a comfortable driving distance from the car in front.
This is on top of other technology including active park assist with perpendicular parking, glare-free highbeam, and traffic sign recognition. The new Ford Edge will go on sale later this year. There’s no word on price yet, but we expect the range to start from around £34,000.

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