Ford is promising a technological tour de force with the arrival of the facelifted Edge large SUV in Europe, where it premieres advanced assistance system such as the Evasive Steering Assist or the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go as well as lance Centering Assist.
Most of the novelties are on par with the America version – such as the bespoke radiator grille finish for every trim version, standard LED head- and taillights across the family and optional LED daytime running lamps. The European market is still only getting a diesel – a new bi-turbo version of Ford’s 2.0 litre EcoBlue mill, featuring 238 horsepower (175 kilowatts).
It’s combined with an equally new eight-speed automatic transmission, which has a rotary shift knob in the center console. The other versions of the engine lineup include the 150-hp and 190-hp versions of the engine, the top and base options combined optionally with AWD while the middle one gets an exclusive six-speed manual.
We talked about technology at the start – and there’s plenty of it: daptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane Centring Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, and Post‑Collision Braking, a new 1000-watt B&O PLAY audio system, a 3D digital instrument cluster, and naturally – Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system. There’s also wireless charging inside, while the trim family includes the Vignale, Titanium, Trend, and, fresh for Europe, the ST-Line. The latter benefits from stylish sporty exterior and interior improvements.