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Ford Edge SUV sharpens up its act

Ford Edge SUV sharpens up its act

Well, that soon will change.

A new ST version was recently revealed as the hero of the Ford Edge SUV range in the USA, replacing the former Sport variant, but unfortunately it isn't likely we will see the revamped model here any time soon.

The Ford Edge ST is the first SUV to be tuned by Ford Performance, using an Ecoboost 2.7-litre V6 engine with twin turbos to deliver 330bhp. The Edge designer Steve Gilmore stated that the ST edition is powered by a 335 horsepower twin turbo V-6 engine, and has been created to look "Sinister". Likewise, a standard eight-speed automatic transmission replaces the six-speed gearbox in the outgoing Edge Sport. Because the Edge already has the Sport model in its ranks, the Edge ST won't be quite as dramatic a step up in performance as the ST models in the Focus and Fiesta ranges are.

Ford is upping its safety game on the 2019 Edge by making a lot of electronic safety equipment standard.

While the Edge ST may not be offered to United Kingdom buyers, standard models in the United Kingdom will benefit from the raft of visual changes such as the reshaped headlamps and grille brought in by the facelifted model.

Ford has applied plenty of other ST enhancements to the new SUV, including special sports suspension, 21-inch alloy wheels, and sports brakes. A new Sport mode offers more aggressive throttle response and shifting, paired with a "more resonant" exhaust note, seldom a bad thing.

Of course, today's buyer requires more than just performance.




For those unfamiliar with the Ford Edge, it's a 4-door hatchback that can fit five passengers, with sufficient cargo space.

With a wider grille and freshened fascia that create an athletic, modern appearance, the new Edge maintains the reputation for sophistication it's carried for more than a decade. Selected by depressing the center button of the new console-mounted rotary shifter, Sport mode also preselects gears for sprightly corner exits, enabling the driver to brake hard and dive deep into a corner at speed and exit in a lower gear, keeping engine rpm in the meat of the powerband.

Built at the Oakville Assembly Plant in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, the new Ford Edge and all-new Edge ST are due to arrive in showrooms this summer. Brauer feels it is the right time to have the performance elements of the vehicle in SUVs as well, notes Fortune.

Ford first expanded production of the Edge in Canada three years ago, announcing then that the vehicle would be exported for the first time to western Europe.

Ford is expected to show off the new models at the Detroit auto show next week.

There's a new onboard WiFi system capable of connecting to as many as 10 different wireless devices, even if you're outside the vehicle, say, for a tailgate party.


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