Ford Edge MY2015: global SUV goes turbo, has capacitive buttons on dash

The second generation Ford Edge has been unveiled. It will go on sale in the US first during the first quarter of 2015, with the rest of the world to follow.


Powering the Ford Edge will be a choice of two turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engines, a regular petrol 3.5-litre V6, and a 2-litre turbo-diesel for European and Australian markets.

The “eco” petrol option will be the 2-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol with at around 183kW (245hp) and 366Nm (270 lb-ft) of torque.

At the opposite end of the spectrum will be the performance oriented 2.7-litre twin-turbocharged V6 with at least 234kW (300hp). For those unconvinced by turbos there’s also a 3.5-litre V6. European and Australian models will also feature the option of a 2-litre turbo diesel.

All four drivetrain options will be available in both front- and all-wheel drive with a 6-speed automatic as standard fit.

In the US, the Ford Edge will be available in trim levels: S, SEL, Sport and Titanium.

All models should be quieter as each trim spec been fitted acoustic windscreen glass. The Sport model features the 2.7-litre twin-turbo V6 and active noise cancellation, while the Titanium features acoustic glass on the driver and front passenger doors.

Available tech includes glove box knee airbag, inflatable rear seat belts, adaptive steering, automated parking, adaptive cruise control, 180-degree front camera, automatic engine start/stop, exterior air curtain for improved aerodynamics, active grille shutters, blind spot monitoring, kick-to-open hands-free tailgate, lane keeping assistance, heated and cooled front seats, panoramic sunroof, and side parking sensors.

Top spec models will also feature an 8-inch MyFord Touch touchscreen for the entertainment system.

Dimensions (metric)

Length: 4,778mm (+61mm)
Width: 1,928mm (-2mm)
Height: 1,742mm (+40mm)
Wheelbase: 2,850mm (+26mm)
Boot space: 1,110L (seats up), 2,078L (seats down)

Dimensions

Length: 188.1-inch
Width: 75.9-inch
Height: 68.6-inch
Wheelbase: 112.2-inch
Trunk space: 39.2 cu ft (seats up), 73.4 cu ft (seats down)


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