A new Ford Edge leaked in China last August, a big departure from the current model, which it’s unclear if it will replace the old Edge on sale in the US today. But as more details are revealed, the new spy images capture the Ford Edge during cold weather cross trials while wearing a funky camouflage covering the lower body.
The new crossover is much larger than the model that bears the same name in the US. The Chinese trim measures 8.7 inches (220 millimeters) longer than the US version: 196.8 (5.0 meters) to 188.1 (4.78m).
This means the Edge has a 3.9-inch (100mm) longer wheelbase, allowing the model to offer two or three rows of seats for five or seven passengers. The new Edge is also taller and wider than the US market version.
Spy images of the Ford Edge
Leaked information revealed that the new Edge would draw its power from a four-cylinder turbocharged engine and 2.0-liter that generates 248 horsepower (185 kilowatts). In the United States, the automaker offers the Edge with two engine options: an EcoBoost four-cylinder in most of the range and an EcoBoost V6 in the ST.
Edge’s camouflage hides the lower body of the crossover, but doesn’t cover the new grill flanked by elegant spotlights and topped off with a full-width daytime running light bar. At the rear, the taillights are exposed, but Ford hides the make and model. The Edge’s costume even attempts to hide the C-pillar belt-line styling, which was highly visible in the leaked images.
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For now, the spy images They haven’t revealed the interior of the new Edge, though it should take on the design and styling of the Evos and the redesigned Explorer. Both feature a large screen that spans the entire dash, a minimalist instrument panel and a sleek center console.
Ford has launched a large number of new vehicles in recent years, but the edge has languished in the lineup. The crossover launched for the 2007 model year, with the second generation arriving in 2015, subsequently receiving a modest update for 2021, sporting a new 12.0-inch infotainment screen as standard equipment, but the Edge is overdue for a significant makeover. . It’s worth noting that a June 2020 report claimed that Ford would discontinue the Edge, but for now it’s still on sale.
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