Three-row version of Ford Edge bound for China in 2015

Article by Andrew Christian, on November 26, 2014

Ford Motor Co. will produce a three-row version of the Ford Edge for China as the carmaker tries to take advantage of the growing SUV market in the country. This was disclosed by Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service, on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show. He said Ford will assemble the Edge in China with sales set to commence next year.

According to a Ford spokesman, the three-row Edge will be around 16 inches longer than the typical Edge that is being produced from Oakville, Ontario. Ford currently sells only the two-row Edge for the rest of its markets.

The arrival of the China-built Edge next year will mean that Ford will be offering three vehicles with three rows of seats -- Edge, Explorer and Everest. According to Farley, Ford is on pace of achieving over 1 million in sales in China this year, marking a new record for the carmaker.

As for the decision to offer the Edge in Chine, Farley said that the demand for SUVs are “exploding” in China, as evidenced by a 485-percent rise in sales since 2008. Farley expects China to become the largest SUV market in the world by 2018.

Topics: ford, ford edge, suv, china

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Bentley Motors has just released the specs of the new Bentayga Diesel. Obviously, we couldn’t wait to share it here since it’s the first ever diesel model to come out...
by - September 26, 2016
A big chunk of Volvo Cars’ legacy in developing the most durable and capable car is evident in its latest Cross Country collection. Suffice it to say, our planet has...
by - September 21, 2016
Just very recently, we were all delighted to finally see a Bugatti Chiron out in the streets casually hanging around Cannes in France. The said car was purchased by a...
by - September 9, 2016
Earlier this year, Aston Martin wowed the world with a stunning concept car – the Vanquish Zagato. The concept made its first appearance in May during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa...
by - September 7, 2016
Lamborghini has always been known to be the home to exotic supercars. The Italian automaker’s production facilities have hosted uniquely designed and powerful show-stopping supercars. It all started with the...
by - September 5, 2016