Ford Edge (2016–2019)
- November 2013: Ford revealed the all-new Ford Edge Concept
- June 2014: Ford debuts production version of the Edge
- September 2015: Ford Edge for Europe in production from late 2015
- January 2016: Ford Edge UK prices announced
Ford revealed the all-new Ford Edge Concept
It gives a strong indication of the technology, design and craftsmanship direction of the company’s new large SUV for Europe. The Edge Concept also showcases potential advanced technologies, including a push-button and remote-operated parking feature which customers can use from inside or outside the vehicle.
4,808mm long x 1,928mm wide (2,184mm with mirrors) x 1,692mm high.
Already popular in the U.S. and other markets, the Edge will be Ford’s first large SUV developed for Europe, one of 25 global vehicles that Ford confirmed last year will go on sale in Europe by 2017. With the Edge, new Kuga and new EcoSport, Ford will offer a comprehensive line-up of redesigned SUVs.
Ford debuts production version of the Edge
The new SUV will be available with two version of the 2.0 TDCI engine. A 180PS version delivering 400Nm of torque and projected 149g/km CO2 with a 6-speed manual transmission plus a 210PS model with 450Nm of torque and projected 159g/km CO2 with a 6-speed PowerShift automatic and paddle-shift controls.
The all-new Edge will feature Adaptive Steering which continually changes the steering ratio with vehicle speed, optimising the steering response in all conditions. At lower speeds, such as when pulling into a parking space or manoeuvring in tight quarters, the new system makes the vehicle more agile and easier to turn. At highway speeds, it enables Edge to react more smoothly and precisely to driver input.
Ford’s Active Noise Cancellation system employs three microphones in the cabin and generates opposing sound waves directed through the audio system that enhance the overall engine sound and cabin ambiance.
Front Split View Camera technology makes negotiating difficult junctions or parking spaces with restricted visibility easier through the use of a 180-degree camera system installed at the front of the vehicle. The Edge also features specially designed ducts along the side of the vehicle that create an “air curtain”, improving aerodynamics at speed.
Integral-link, independent rear suspension ensures a dynamic and engaging ride. High-strength steels contribute to a solid body structure that helps deliver more responsive handling. Interior refinement also has been optimised through the use of acoustic glass, and the Edge utilises tyres that have been specially selected for reduced road noise.
Ford Edge for Europe in production from late 2015
Offered in Europe with a choice of 180PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission, or 210 PS bi-turbo 2.0‑litre TDCi diesel with six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission. Both powertrains have stop/start and deliver up to 78.4mpg fuel efficiency and 149g/km CO2 in the ECDC test cycle.
The Edge features Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) technology as standard, delivering a seamless transition between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive performance to provide a more secure footing on the road especially in slippery conditions.
Measuring how the car’s wheels are gripping the road surface every 16 milliseconds – twenty times quicker than it takes to blink – the system can send up to 100 per cent of engine torque to the front or rear wheels. By only delivering torque where and when it is needed, Intelligent AWD has minimal impact on fuel-efficiency and CO 2 emissions compared with permanent four-wheel drive systems.
technologies on offer in the Edge include Adaptive Steering, which automatically optimises the steering response according to vehicle speed, making it easy to manoeuvre at low speeds, while remaining precise and intuitive at higher speeds; and Front Split View Camera, which makes restricted visibility junctions or parking spaces easier to negotiate.
Edge is also offered with Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection; a camera- and radar-based system that operates at speeds from 5mph to over 100mph to detect vehicles and people in the road ahead. The system can automatically apply the brakes if a potential collision is detected and the driver does not respond to warnings. Ford anticipates a five-star safety rating from independent crash test authority Euro NCAP.
Acoustic windscreen glass and laminated glass for the driver and front passenger door windows help minimise noise in the cabin. Underbody panels and wheel well liners further minimise road and wind noise. All Edge models (except Zetec in UK) are also equipped with Ford’s Active Noise Control technology that detects unwanted engine noise in the cabin and cancels it out with opposing sound waves that are fed through the car’s sound system.
Luxurious interior with high-quality materials throughout, including soft-touch trims on the dashboard and centre console, high-gloss piano black surrounds on the switch bezels and a satin silver metal finish for the door handles, air vent bezels, glovebox trim and steering wheel detailing. The spacious Edge is offered with heated and cooled front seats and heated rear seats.
Ford Edge UK prices announced
From £29,995 for entry-level 180PS 2.0-litre TDCi Zetec. Titanium £32,245 and Sport £34,495. Also with 210PS twin turbo 2.0TDCI and Powershift trans at £34,495 for Titanium and £36,745 for Sport. All get Ford's 'intelligent' 4WD, active noise control, B radio with SYNC 2 connectivity, 19-inch alloys and rear privacy glass. Titanium gets heated seats front and back and cooled front seats.
2.0 TDCI 180 (1997cc) belt cam in line four cylinder turbo diesel 6 speed manual: 180PS from 3500rpm; 400Nm torque from 2000-2250rpm.
0-62mph 9.9 seconds; top speed 124mph; 48.7mpg (47.9mpg with 20-inch wheels); CO2 149g/km (152g/km with 20-inch wheels).
2.0 TDCI 210 (1997cc) belt cam in line four cylinder turbo diesel 6 speed Powershift: 210PS from 3750rpm; 450Nm torque from 2000-2250rpm
0-62mph 9.4 seconds; top speed 131mph; 48.7mpg (47.9mpg with 20-inch wheels); CO2 149g/km (152g/km with 20-inch wheels).