2019 Ford Edge promises to deliver greater comfort and enhanced performance
Due to arrive in the UK in January, more details have been released on the new Ford Edge.
The company’s most technologically advanced SUV ever – featuring everything from Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Lane Centring to Evasive Steering Assist and Cross Traffic Alert – it promises to deliver greater comfort and enhanced performance for customers in Europe.
The all-new Edge will be offered in upscale Vignale, stylish Titanium and generously-equipped Trend models, in addition to the sporty ST-Line.
Pictured here in Vignale specification, the new Edge makes a statement with enhanced front and rear styling, a wide mesh grille, colour-coded body including deep side skirts, and standard 20in aluminium wheels.
Visual updates across the range include a wider grille with a unique finish for each trim level and a freshened fascia that combines to create an athletic, modern appearance. Standard LED headlamps and tail lamps can be complemented with available LED signature daytime running lamps. A redesigned bonnet imparts a wider, more planted stance.
The new Ford Edge offers a comprehensive range of camera- and sensor-based driver assistance technologies designed to make journeys more comfortable and less stressful. This includes the European debuts of Post-Collision Braking, Evasive Steering Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centring Assist.
On the inside, the spacious new Edge interior exudes a premium feel offering a full length panoramic glass roof, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.
A redesigned centre console features a new rotary gearshift dial for the eight-speed automatic transmission and Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system – compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – enables drivers to control connected smartphones, audio, navigation and climate using voice commands and an 8in colour touchscreen.
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 to suit their own preferences.
The new Edge debuts an enhanced version of Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. This provides a more secure footing for Edge drivers, especially in slippery conditions, by measuring how well the vehicle’s wheels are gripping the road surface and delivering a seamless transition of torque between all four wheels.
A form of artificial intelligence takes readings from dozens of sensors around the car and can determine if AWD is needed in just 10 milliseconds. By shifting to two-wheel drive when additional grip is not needed, the feature helps to save fuel.
Ford’s new 2.0-litre EcoBlue bi-turbo diesel engine delivers the power, torque and driving performance of a larger capacity engine, alongside the optimised fuel-efficiency and low CO2 emissions of a smaller engine, and is offered with 150 PS version with front-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic.
A 238 PS engine will also be available which is combined with Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive, and delivers optimised low-end torque while also providing smooth and linear acceleration performance for a more comfortable driving experience.
The eight-speed automatic transmission has been engineered to further optimise fuel-efficiency and deliver responsive performance and smooth, swift gearshifts.