Ford’s most technologically advanced sports utility vehicle (SUV) ever, the stylish, sporty and finely crafted new Ford Edge, delivers greater comfort and enhanced performance for customers.

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, and to help drivers avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go and Lane Centring; Post‑Collision Braking; and Evasive Steering Assist.

Available in stylish Titanium, Ford Performance-inspired ST-Line and upscale Vignale variants, the new Edge features technology to keep drivers and occupants connected while on the move, including FordPass Connect embedded modem and Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system.

A smart SUV for a smart world
The new Ford Edge is offered with a range of sophisticated Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies designed to enhance protection, driving and parking, and make journeys more comfortable, less stressful and safer.

ACC with Stop & Go and Lane Centring helps the vehicle maintain a comfortable driving distance from vehicles ahead and helps reduce stress during long road trips by helping keep the vehicle centred in its lane.

Lane Centring technology monitors road markings and can apply gentle but discernible torque to the steering system to help drivers stay centred in their lane whenever the ACC system is activated. Designed to support drivers at speeds up to 125 mph, the technology will deliver visual and audible warnings if it detects a lack of steering wheel input from the driver.

New Evasive Steering Assist is designed to operate at city and motorway speeds, and uses radar and a camera to detect slower-moving and stationary vehicles ahead and provides steering support to enable drivers to manoeuvre around a vehicle if a collision is imminent.

Post-Collision Braking helps to reduce the impact of a potential secondary collision by automatically applying moderate brake pressure when an initial collision event is detected; slowing the vehicle can potentially lessen injury to occupants and further damage to the vehicle.

Connected and comfortable interior
FordPass Connect turns the new Ford Edge into a mobile WiFi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices. In addition to enabling occupants to receive Live Traffic updates and stream entertainment on the move, FordPass Connect allows a range of convenient features via the FordPass mobile app, including:

  • Vehicle Locator, helping owners find their car in sprawling shopping mall car parks
  • Vehicle Status, for checking fuel levels, alarm status, oil life and more
  • Door Lock Unlock, to remotely allow access to your Edge
  • Remote Start, for Edge models with eight-speed automatic transmission*

An available wireless charging pad nestled in the forward media bin enables cable-free charging of compatible devices, 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 8-inch colour touchscreen.

Customers can further upgrade their audio experience with a premium B&O Sound System that has been specially tuned for Edge. The system uses a 10-channel Digital Sound Processor to ensure even sound distribution throughout the cabin with 1,000 watts delivered through 12 high performance speakers. A surround sound option delivers an even more enveloping audio experience.

The new Edge also offers a new configurable digital instrument cluster with animated analogue-style instrumentation that allows drivers to personalise the layout of the speedometer, rev-counter and vehicle information displays to suit their own preferences – and even adjust between one of seven colours – while maintaining a simple, elegant appearance. Further available comfort and convenience technologies include a full-length panorama roof, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.

With harmonious, high quality materials and cutting-edge design, the spacious new Edge interior exudes a premium feel. A redesigned centre console features a stylish and ergonomic rotary gear shift dial for the eight-speed automatic transmission that frees up space and allows easier access to the wireless charging pad, while enhancing the vehicle’s modern, sophisticated feel.

An electronic parking brake button in place of a conventional parking brake lever also helps maximise space and houses adjustable cup holders and a deep storage box with enough space for books, toys and tablets. An even larger swing-bin glovebox sits under the dashboard, and further stowage is available in the instrument panel top.

Powerfully sophisticated performance
Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive 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.

The new Edge debuts an enhanced version of the technology, featuring new all-wheel drive disconnect, which uses a form of artificial intelligence to take readings from dozens of sensors around the car and can determine if Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is needed in just 10 milliseconds. By shifting to two-wheel drive when additional grip is not needed, the feature helps to save fuel.

The eight-speed automatic transmission has been engineered to further optimise fuel-efficiency and deliver responsive performance and smooth, swift gearshifts. In addition to the centrally-mounted rotary gear shift dial, wheel-mounted shift paddles enable drivers to manually select gears. Tuned to meet European driving expectations, the transmission also features:

  • Adaptive Shift Scheduling, which assesses individual driving styles to optimise gearshift timings. The system can identify uphill and downhill gradients and hard cornering, and adjust gearshifts accordingly for a more stable, engaging and refined driving experience
  • Adaptive Shift Quality Control, which assesses vehicle and environmental information to help adjust clutch pressures for consistently smooth gearshifts. The technology can also adjust shift smoothness to suit driving style

Equipped with Auto Start-Stop as standard, Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine also is offered for the new Ford Edge as:

  • A 150PS version combined with eight-speed automatic gearbox and front-wheel drive that delivers from 5.8 l/100 km fuel efficiency and 153 g/km CO2 emissions

Ford Adaptive Steering technology continually adapts the steering ratio according to vehicle speed, to make the new Edge easier to manoeuvre at low speed and in towns, and more comfortable for highway driving.

Comprehensive Ford Edge line-up
The all-new Edge will be offered to customers in Europe in sporty ST‑Line, upscale Vignale, stylish Titanium and generously-equipped Trend variants, each with a distinctive character.

The stylish Titanium variant enhances the bold exterior styling with 19-inch alloy wheels, chrome roof rails and a sporty rear roof spoiler, alongside illuminated door-sill plates for the interior.

The sporty Edge ST-Line exterior features body-coloured lower door, wing and side mouldings; a front upper grille with a unique black finish; standard 20-inch aluminium wheels and optional 21-inch high gloss black alloy wheels. Inside, perforated partial leather Miko-Dinamica® seats, a perforated leather steering wheel, and gear shifter with red stitching for manual models intensifies the sports feel, while sports-tuned suspension further enhances the new Edge ST‑Line driving experience.

The new Edge Vignale blends contemporary design with traditional craftsmanship. Unique features include bespoke chrome-finish fog lamp surrounds; a signature Ford Vignale hexagonal upper grille design with a dark matte finish and polished aluminium surround; and 20-inch polished alloy wheels. Inside, hexagonal-quilted Windsor leather features prominent tuxedo-style stitching for the seats and door interiors, and leather extends to the central armrest, storage console and instrument panel.

Ford SUVs including the compact EcoSport, mid-size Kuga and large Edge now account for more than one in five Ford vehicles sold in Europe. Ford SUV sales grew more than 19 per cent in October year over year. More than 34,000 new Edge SUVs have now been sold to customers across Europe since its launch in 2016, with over 8,000 sold in the UK.

 

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