Ford has officially pulled the wraps off the second generation of the Edge which has been scheduled to go on sale in early next year.
The 2015 Ford Edge is finally here as the car manufacturer has officially unveiled it. The model in question is drawing most of its styling cues from the Edge Concept but it is using the same architecture as the new-gen Mondeo / Fusion. The vehicle is looking quite different than its predecessor, link online coming with interconnected taillights and with a raked window.
Ford says that the FWD models are coming with a MacPherson front suspension system, an independent rear suspension and an integral-link. The body stiffness has increased by 26 percent and we also see the adaptive electric steering, the adaptive cruise control, the active park assist, the front and rear parking sensors, the 180 degree camera, the heated and ventilated front seats, active glovebox knee airbag, inflatable rear seatbelts, blind spot monitoring with cross traffic alert and curve control, amongst others.
Changes made to the cabin include the dual display of the instrument cluster, the MyFord Touch and SYNC with an 8-inch LCD display, a Panoramic Vista Roof and some other minor revisions. There is an extra 1.9 inches of legroom on the second row and 1 inch more on the third row while the headroom has increased too, by 1 inch.
As far as the engine lineup goes, the 2015 Ford Edge will come with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder EcoBoost, in North America. This unit is developing 245 HP (183 kW) and 357 Nm (270 lb-ft) of torque. There is also a larger 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 with 300 HP (224 kW), along with a naturally aspirated 3.5 liter V6, whose power remains unknown. All engines will be connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The new Ford Edge will come in four trim levels, the SE, the SEL, Sport and Titanium and it will be sold in more than 100 markets. Production will start at the Oakville Assembly Complex, near Toronto.