Ford is looking to solidify its SUV model lineup in Europe as well, so the massive Edge and tiny EcoSport also made important appearances in front of the public during the 2015 IAA Frankfurt motor show.
Those in Europe looking to have in the back yard the Edge have been growing long in the tooth after the Euro-spec model has already been seen last year during the Paris Motor Show. It’s looking exactly like the North American version and will also feature a diesel engine under the hood. The model has plastic body protection, stylish taillights and a dynamic dual exhaust system. The Edge also comes with the company’s Adaptive Steering system that can adjust on the fly the steering ratio and another interesting feature is the Active Noise Cancellation system that uses three mikes to detect and mitigate noises. The 2.0-liter Duratorq TDCi diesel engine will come with two choices – either 180 PS (132 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque or a feistier version with 210 PS (154 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.
The refreshed EcoSport has been launched this year and the most striking design change is the lack of the off-road inspired rear-mounted spare wheel. The brand also has on offer a more upscale EcoSport version with bespoke 17-inch wheels, black roof and mirror caps, privacy glass and a rear diffuser. The refresh also promises to come with lower NVH quota ( noise, vibration and harshness) , a new color four-inch display, partial leather seats for the Titanium trim and a Winter Pack. The off-road inspired rear-mounted spare wheel can still be had as an optional extra.