Prominent automobile giant Ford is planning to relaunch the Ford Edge with some modifications. The Ford Edge-one of the top-selling midsize vehicle is propelling with slight changes for 2019 while adding what Ford says are the most standard driver-assist systems in the segment and a new ST performance variant that will replace the Sports package.
The rejuvenated Edge, evinced on Thursday ahead of the Detroit auto show, comes standard with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine paired with a new eight-speed transmission that gets 250 hp, 5 more than the current model, and 275 pound-feet of torque. The ST will get a specially-tuned 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 that generates 335 hp and 380 pound-feet of torque.
According to the report of Automotive, “Cristina Aquino, Edge marketing manager” Edge drivers expect a sophisticated, modern driving experience, said in a statement. “Bringing a host of new technologies as standard and introducing these segment-first features helps ensure customers feel more confident behind the wheel.”
In addition to all the official modifications, passengers are less likely to pick up dirt and dust on their pants, skirts or long coats when exiting the car because the ridge below the door is protected by a lower rocker panel that creates a wrap-under protection feature. Dirt doesn’t collect under the door at the edge. No one touts this feature, but it’s likely noticeable to a consumer.
Scott Lindstrom, driver assist technology manager at Ford, highlighted Edge features and said drivers appreciate receiving danger alerts that avert potential collisions, evasive steering support, adaptive cruise control, lane centering technology as well as parallel parking assist.
“Edge ST puts a new animal on the road – a performance SUV with a track mentality,” said Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president of product development and purchasing. “From a performance standpoint, and with its SUV silhouette and versatility, it sets a new standard Edge fans will love to drive.”