Also gains 238 hp bi-turbo diesel engine
Already revealed for the North American market, Ford has now shown the revised Edge in European spec. Immediately noticeable is the redesigned front fascia, but the vehicle has gained new engine options, new tech – in fact, it promises it’s “the company’s most technologically advanced SUV ever.”
New for the Edge is a revised bi-turbo diesel engine – the 2.0-liter unit called EcoBlue now puts out 238 PS (versus the previous 210 PS) and “delivers the power, torque and driving performance of a larger capacity engine alongside the optimised fuel-efficiency and low CO2 emissions synonymous with a smaller engine capacity.” No performance data is quoted, though, but we are told it is exclusively paired with all-wheel drive.
Ford also offers 190 and 150 PS versions of its EcoBlue unit – the higher powered version comes coupled to a manual six-speed gearbox and all-wheel drive, while the other gets a new eight-speed self-shifter but only front-wheel drive.
Inside the design has been slightly refreshed, but most notable new additions are the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment running SYNC 3, the B&O Play premium sound system. Safety has been addressed, and now the Edge comes with “Post-Collision Braking, Evasive Steering Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centring Assist,” among others.
Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe said "Helping customers effortlessly deal with stop-start traffic using our most advanced driver assistance technologies to-date, and cruise in comfort supported by our refined and fuel-efficient new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox, the new Ford Edge is our most compelling offering yet for the ever-growing numbers of European customers migrating towards SUVs.”