Aside from a pleasing refresh in 2011, Ford’s midsize Edge CUV has been largely the same since its launch in 2006. Although sales are doing quite well, that still makes a staple of The Blue Oval’s product line seven years old, and counting. But the all-new next-generation Edge is on its way… and it will be a global vehicle.
While the current model rides on its own amalgamated platform and is manufactured only in North America and predominantly sold solely in the region, the next-gen model will utilize a variant of the vehicle architecture underpinning the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion (Mondeo), and follow in the footsteps of such vehicles as the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Escape/Kuga, and C-MAX, by being sold all over the world, including in Europe.
This news shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, since back in September, Ford announced plans to invest in its Oakville assembly plant in Canada, where the Edge is currently produced to make the facility a “global manufacturing plant.” Hence, the global nature of the next-gen Edge.
Expect a concept previewing the 2015 Edge to show up in the next few months, if not sooner, at an auto show near you.