Meet the all-new 2015 Ford Edge. Based on the same global platform as the Fusion, Ford’s new midsize crossover delivers a complete redesign from hood to hatch, featuring more of everything: safety, technology, performance, fuel economy, craftsmanship, and a better driving experience.
Previewed by the Ford Edge concept, the exterior represents an evolution of the original Edge, but clearly has its own design characteristics. On the inside, the Edge is very reminiscent of the Fusion, with the cabins being very similar in layout and arrangement, save for the hatch in place of the Fusion’s trunk.
In North America, the all-new edge will offer three engine options: a 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V6, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost (turbo) four (as the standard engine), and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost (turbo) V6. All three motors will be paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and all models will be equipped with dual exhaust.
The new midsize crossover also features a plethora of new technologies, such as available driver-assist tech like adaptive steering, enhanced active park assist, adaptive cruise control, and collision warning with brake support, 180-degree front camera with a washer, a glove box-mounted airbag system, inflatable rear safety belts, and a hands-free liftgate.
Ford will build the new Edge at its Oakville Assembly Complex, near Toronto, Canada. It has invested $700 million U.S. to renovate and improve the facility.
In North America, the new Edge will go on sale in early 2016. Since it will be a global vehicle like the Escape/Kuga, expect to see it in other global markets shortly after.
Stay tuned as we learn more.