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European spec 2018 Ford Edge Facelift debuts with new biturbo diesel

The Ford Edge Facelift recently made its debut with a United States specification, and now, it is time for us to see the new Ford Edge with its European face. We are slated to see the company’s most technologically advanced SUV ever at the upcoming 2018 Geneva Motor Show in early March, just before it goes on sale in European dealerships this year.

Similar to its American relative, the refreshed version of the European Edge will receive a wider radiator grille with unique finish that is different from every trim level. What’s also standard across the range now are LEDs on both the headlights and taillights, with LED daytime running lamps, which can be added as an option.

Under the hood of the European Ford Edge is the same 2.0 liter diesel engine, as the company decided that no gasoline motors will be added. Another highlight here is that the EcoBlue version of the diesel will be utilizing an advanced turbocharging system that enables it to carry out 238 horsepower (175 kilowatts). Ford promises that they have worked on the low-end torque and noise, vibration and harshness, while providing smooth and linear acceleration too.

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2019 Ford Edge Titanium Elite is unveiled at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

After unveiling the all-new 2019 Ford Edge ST at the Detroit Auto Show, the American carmaker is doing a surprising yet essential follow-up to the range-topping crossover model at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show – the all-new 2019 Ford Edge Titanium Elite.

As its name implies, the Ford Edge Titanium Elite is a step up from the Titanium package, while still lurking below the Platinum. In a sense, the Titanium Elite could be considered as Platinum Lite, although the moniker chosen is more indicative that it is one of the higher-spec models of the all-new Ford Edge. The introduction of the Edge Titanium Elite is Ford’s way of taking advantage of the fact that a good number of Edge customers prefer higher-specs version when purchasing a new crossover.

Ever since introducing the Edge in 2006, Ford has already sold more than 2 million units around the world, over 1.3 million units of them handed to customers in the United States. In fact, sales of all high-spec SUVs and crossover in Ford’s lineup have surged 6 percent in the past four years.

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2019 Ford Edge ST gets improved looks, power boost, new ST trim

Ford Motor Co. has unveiled its all-new new Edge. With this, the brand’s SUV range will now include the highly popular ST variant. This new model comes just as Ford has recorded the best sales for its SUVs in the U.S. market.

Making this newest offering even more unique is that this will be the first SUV from the brand to be tuned by none other than the Ford Performance team. Powering the Edge ST is the specially tuned twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. It can deliver an output amounting to 335 hp with peak torque at 380 lb.-ft., making it the segment’s most powerful V6 engine.

Paired to the powerful engine is the automatic quick-shifting 8-speed transmission with a standard all-wheel drive having selectable traction control. A performance brake package is offered and a sport suspension is tuned for the ST. All of these result in dynamic handling.

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2018 Ford Edge receives the SEL Sport Appearance Package

Want to go for a sportier look, but don’t have enough cash to burn? Good news for future Ford Edge buyers, as the 2018 model year will have an optional upgrade called the SEL Sport Appearance Package - that comes with visual add-ons and extra equipment for a sportier ride. Basically, you don’t need to go all the way to the Edge Sport trim level.

By getting the Sport Appearance package, your Ford Edge will go through a makeover. The grille surround, mirrors, skid plates, and spoilers will all be painted in a Magnetic Metallic finish, and for some contrast, pitch black will be applied on the side-window trim and headlights. Unlike other sports cars out there, Ford opted for cloth seats instead of the typical leather that other cars would usually be dressed in. Why? For customers who live in hotter climates, leather seats will be too hot to sit on, especially in summer. So in the cabin, expect a gray and umber colour combo in cloth upholstery. Also, the package comes with a set of 10-spoke 19-inch wheels, which is just an inch smaller than those on an Edge Sport, and an inch bigger than the standard wheels.

Going with the Sport Appearance package is a pretty solid deal too. Consumers will get not only the Sync 3 infotainment system, but their ride will also get a panoramic sunroof, black roof rails, and a power liftgate. These are not included on the Edge SEL, but are optional (for an added cost of course).

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Ford revealed that the luxury versions of its Edge and Kuga SUVs are expected to hit the different European markets. Under the Vignale lineup, Ford is more than determined to entice customers to shy away from choosing the standard premium brands. In order to achieve this goal, the brand will be offering both the Edge and the Kuga under exclusive specifications that make use of materials having high quality. Examples of these, to name a few, are the unique colors for the exterior, the use of the Windsor tuxedo-stitched leather for the interior, and the upscale detailing. Ford will even be offering a grille that comes in a hexagonal design and that are exclusive for the Vignale range.

In terms of power delivery, the Kuga Vignale will offer the EcoBoost 1.5-liter petrol engine with one version capable of delivering output of 150 PS (148 hp) and the second having output of 182 PS (179 hp). The latter engine though will be paired solely with the AWD and the automatic 6-speed transmission. Offered as well are the TDCi 2.0-liter diesel engine with one displaying an output of 150 PS (148 hp) and the other 180 PS (177 hp). Unlike the petrol engine, both diesel units are offered, as an option, the AWD and automatic 6-speed transmission. Meanwhile the Edge Vignale will have two powertrains, both powered by diesel. The first is the TDCi 2.0-liter engine with output of 177 hp and paired to the manual 6-speed transmission. Meanwhile the second unit is the TDCi 1.0-liter twin-turbo engine having an output of 207 hp and coupled with the brand’s very own automatic Powershift twin-clutch transmission.

In terms of size, the Edge is larger when compared to the Kuga and some features include alloy 19-inch wheels polished in aluminum, the front grille having a dark matter finish, and the fog lamps finished in chrome. Similar to the Kuga, customers can select for the Edge a wide range of distinct colors for the exterior with one of them being the Vignale Ametista Scura, which is a rich metallic brown tint.

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At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Ford introduced the new Vignale vehicles and the accompanying exclusive customer service that comes with these high end vehicles. The company introduced the new Ford Edge Vignale, its first entry into the upscale SUV market for Europe.

Another vehicle making its debut in the European market is the new Ford S-MAX Vignale which is available for orders now. Pricing for the Ford Edge Vignale will be revealed later this year. Ford likewise revealed a five-door model, the Ford Mondeo Vignale that’s slated to be available in the market by 2017, as well as a concept version of the Ford Kuga Vignale.

Further customization options for the Ford Mondeo Vignale and Ford S-MAX Vignale will arrive next year. According to the company, order books for the expanded Ford Vignale model range will be open across Europe via FordStores and Ford retailers.

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Ford Motor Co. has unveiled the new Ford Edge crossover SUV expected to take Europe by storm this year. Revamped from head to toe, the all-new Edge now appears more athletic, more high tech and of higher quality.

Aside from that, the carmaker redesigned the all-new Edge to meet the high requirements expected of any Ford product. Now that Ford of Europe has the all-new Edge as one of its newest offerings in this part of the world, the carmaker’s European unit will be able to compete in a new segment.

Ford has described the all-new five-seater Edge as refined, upscale, technologically advanced and spacious. The carmaker will start selling the crossover in North America early next year and in Europe, South America and Asia Pacific later in 2015.

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Beginning this summer, Ford Motor Co. will roll out Sync 3 to replace the MyFord Touch infotainment system. This means that the 2015 Ford Edge, which just went on sale last month, will already be outdated. Recently, Ford distributed a product guide to fleet customers, showing that the Sync 3 will be installed on the 2016 model year of the Edge as well as numerous other nameplates.

The other models in the lineup will get Sync 3 by the end of next year. Meanwhile, Ford dealerships would have to sell models with the out-of-date system, which can’t be changed at a later time. Those who would hold off on purchasing an Edge, Mustang or Escape and wait for the 2016 model units to arrive will get Sync 3. It’s likely that the unit will cost the same amount.

Tom Mutchler, a senior automotive engineer with Consumer Reports, has been a long-time critic of MyFord Touch. He said that this major change will make the car “considerably less frustrating." He suggests that consumers would probably wait a few months if they knew the improvements offered by sync 3.

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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.

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As it prepares to launch the 2015 Edge crossover, Ford announced its intentions to add more than 1,000 jobs at its Oakville Assembly plant in Canada. This news comes after the manufacturer announced a C$700 investment at the Oakville Assembly plant in order to expand the manufacturing capability to meet the surging global demand.

The new jobs will bring the total employees number to more than 4,000 by the year-end. For those who don’t know, the Oakville Assembly plant currently builds the Ford Edge, Flex as well as the Lincoln MKX and MKT and was chosen to build the new 2015 global Ford Edge.

Set to go on sale next year, the new Ford Edge was unveiled back in June and will be sold in more than 100 markets across the globe. The vehicle uses the same global platform as the Ford Fusion, which was introduced in 2012, and will use a new 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine as standard.

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Back in 2013 at the LA Auto Show, Ford unveiled the Edge Concept and promised that it will create a newl vehicle with technology to make life easier and which will appeal to customers around the globe. According to Ford, the 2015 Edge revealed today in North America and Europe is all-new form wheels to roof and was designed to set a new standard in the two-row utility vehicle segment.

The 2015 Edge, which will be sold in more than 100 markets across the globe, is based on the same global platform as the Ford Fusion that was introduced in North America in 2012. The front-wheel-drive Edge keeps a MacPherson-type front suspension but features a new and sophisticated integral-link independent rear with coil springs and a 23-millimeter antiroll bar.

Thanks to the use of more high-strength steels, the solid body structure of the 2015 Edge shows a 26 percent increase in stiffness when reacting to bending forces and a 16 percent increase in stiffness when reacting to twisting forces.

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Ford Motor Co. will produce its redesigned Edge mid-sized crossover at its Oakville Assembly site in Canada. Ford will export the Edge from the site, which currently builds the current Edge and three other crossover models -- the Ford Flex, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT. In September 2013, Ford disclosed it would spend C$700 million to expand the Oakville site and keep over 2,800 jobs.

Ford unveiled a concept version of the Edge at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, which is now on display at the Canadian International Auto Show. Ford launched the Edge in 2006 and remodeled it four years later. Analysts expect the next version to debut in early 2015. Edge is a crossover or a car-based sports utility vehicle.

Crossovers typically feature a smoother ride and better fuel economy than traditional truck-based SUVs. The Edge is competing in what Ford dubs as the global utility segment, which experienced a 13 percent increase in 2013. Outside North America, the utility segment saw its sales more than double in 2013.

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Ford Motor Co. is recalling around 46,000 Edge sports utility vehicles, covering 2012 and 2013 model years, due to a fuel system leak that may result to a fire, the carmaker and the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Ford said that no crashes or injuries related to the incident have been reported.

The recall involves 27,800 Edge SUVs in the United States, 13,500 in the Asia Pacific region, 3,400 in Canada and about 900 from other parts world. They are powered by 2.0-liter engines. "The fuel line pulse damper metal housing may crack as a result of an improper manufacturing process," according to a report from the NHTSA.

The regulator said the crack may cause a leak, which in turn could lead to a fire if there is an ignition source. Ford is also recalling around 400 Explorer SUVs covering 2011 and 2012 model years that may have been serviced with a suspect steering gear.

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The all-new Ford Edge Concept made its debut today at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, highlighted by new technologies such as the remote-operated parking. The new Edge Concept is described by Ford as sleek, sporty and fuel-efficient. The first visual impact with the car shows big three-bar front grille that influences the shape of the hood, LED headlamps, strong shoulders and taillamps connected to the backlight.

The concept car is painted in Copper Flame, a modern interpretation of the most popular color on the current Ford models. Inside, we find a high level of craftsmanship and material quality. The interior includes leather wrapped and hand-stitched instrument panel, 10-inch touch screen display with MyFord Touch, unique gear shifter, floating binnacle top, dynamic center stack with premium mechanical switchgear, unique steering wheel and scuff plate with bright silver finish, matte black paint and LED-lit “Edge”.

As we said, the Edge Concept debuts the fully assisted parking aid, a prototype technology that lets customers park their cars at the touch of a button or even by remote control. Adaptive steering is also a new technology that makes steering at low speed much easier and steering in all conditions feel more confident.

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Ford Sollers aims to cope with the rising local demand by adding the mid-sized Edge SUV model to its range. Ford Sollers is a joint venture between Ford Motor Co. and Russian automaker Sollers. Ford said that in early 2014, the model will begin to be produced at the Ford Sollers plant in Elabuga in Tatarstan. Created in late 2011, the venture delivers the Ford Kuga medium SUV, Ford Explorer large SUV, compact Focus and mid-sized Mondeo models.

In addition, this plant produces the Transit van and the S-Max, Galaxy and Tourneo Custom large minivans. Last May, Ford said that it will begin to produce EcoSport SUVs in Russia in 2014 at a second plant in Tatarstan in Naberezhnye Chelny.

Furthermore, Ford Sollers has a plant near St Petersburg too. Western automakers have made heavy investments in Russia’s production operations in Russia, under expectations that that there’s growth in the market as people seek to update the aging models. Unfortunately, Russia's $2 trillion economy has diminished. Very recently, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) downgraded its auto sales forecast for the full year to 2.8 million vehicles, signifying a 5% decline. 

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Ford Motor Co. is expected a global rollout of its Edge midsize crossover when the model is redesigned in early 2015, two sources privy with the carmaker’s plans told Reuters. Ford announced in 2012 plans to sell the Edge in Europe, and recently plans to bring the midsize crossover to China is emerging.

Ford plans to produce versions of the new Edge in North America and China for local customers, according to US auto suppliers privy with the program. For Europe, Ford will import the Edge from North America and will sell it on its European showrooms alongside the redesigned S-Max and Galaxy, which will be underpinned by common platform known inside Ford as CD4.2, according to suppliers.

The suppliers added that the redesigned Edge, S-Max and Galaxy will go into production about the same time. Ford is expected to sell the Edge in the United States in spring 2015 as a 2016 model, suppliers disclosed to Reuters.

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Ford has presented the all-new version of the Ford Edge crossover, confirming our suspicions all along that an exciting 2015 Edge will soon be unveiled. The present Edge uses the same platform as the 2012 Fusion sedan, which was replaced with the very fashionable 2013 model. Ford introduced the 2015 Edge to analysts at Deutsche Bank.

The 2015 Edge has more stunning and bold lines similar to what the 2013 Fusion offers. It also has a big hexagonal grille, which uses three silver bars and the creased character line. We also see big wheels, chrome detailing, and a raked windshield. The Fusion made a total transformation while the next Edge didn’t make as big a departure from the current design. Notably, the 2015 Edge’s grille is very different from that of any Ford model.

It’s surprising that it doesn’t have more of the Aston-Martin-like themes used on the 2013 Fusion and 2014 Fiesta or the double-grille seen on the 2014 Transit Connect and 2013 EcoSport.

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In response to the trend of buyers in Europe gravitating towards road-biased SUVs instead of conventional hatches and estates, Ford is now planning to offer the U.S. market Edge into Europe in 2014. The current Ford Edge, a mid-size SUV, is primarily available in North and South America, where it competes with many models including the Nissan Murano and Dodge Journey.

It is also available in China and Russia. Production of the next-generation model will begin late in 2014 and will be built on the mid-size platform. It’s not certain yet whether this is built on the development of the CD391 platform that underpins the new Ford Mondeo or if it will have an all-new architecture.

With this new platform, Ford will be able to build it for right-hand drive and European-friendly powertrains, which translates to diesels. Its main engines now are V6 petrols and a 2.0-litre EcoBoost. According to Jim Farley, Ford sales and marketing boss, the expanding European SUV market is an exceptional opportunity for Ford. Farley said that when it comes to SUVs, Ford is a stand-out in terms of expertise, global portfolio and credibility.

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The 2012 Ford Edge will be powered by the new EcoBoost 2.0-liter engine, reducing the fuel consumption of the crossover to an EPA rating of 30 mpg highway. This engine had previously been used on the Explorer.

This makes the 2012 Ford Edge as the most economical SUV of its size or larger, aside from cars like the Honda Civic Si and the Saab 9-3 automatic. Ford said that the advanced new EcoBoost engine delivers an output similar to that of a normally aspirated V6; however, it offers the same fuel efficiency as a four-cylinder.

The unit has an output of 240hp at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm.

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In response to a bad comment by Consumer Reports magazine about the Ford Edge’s control buttons, the carmaker is hurrying to address it. The magazine doesn’t approve of the "overly complicated" controls in the Edge, making it lose the coveted "recommended buy" status. Ford Motor Co. has every reason to make the changes as the reviews of Consumer Reports do affect sales.

Since 1936, Consumers Union, a nonprofit group created in the Depression to inform consumers about inferior cosmetics, foods and household goods, and cars.

In 1953, it launched its annual auto review magazine. Since then, test ratings and surveys have served as the Bible of unbiased recommendations for auto shoppers.

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