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.
Another thing that is new in the eight-speed transmission is the fact that it now gets an eight-speed automatic transmission, instead of the six-speed auto that it came with before. This works with a new rotary gearshift that can be found on the center console.
As standard, this model has been calibrated to meet European driving expectations, and this should be available for the biturbo diesel with AWD system, and of course, the smaller 150 horsepower (110 kilowatts) version of the engine. As for the 2.0 diesel with 190 horsepower, (139 kilowatts), this will only be offered together with a six-speed manual transmission.
When it comes to safety features, the automaker made sure to equip the Ford Edge with exactly what it needs. From the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Lane Centering Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, and Post Collision Braking. For your entertainment, the Edge comes with a 10 channel B&O Play premium sound system, and optimized 3D digital instrument cluster, and a panoramic glass roof.
The European-spec Ford Edge comes in four trim levels like the Vignale, Titanium, Trend and the ST-Line. The ST is considered to be the sportiest of them all, with a larger set of wheels (20 inches or optional 21 inch wheels).
It also gets dual exhaust with chrome tips, while the interior is finished in special leather with 10 way power front seats, colour coded body panels, aluminum sports pedals and of course, the Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive.