Facelifted Ford Edge unveiled American market

The facelifted Ford Edge will arrive in the uk in the year 2019 with a new preview image in the US model. This has been revealed ahead of Detroit auto show.

Ford’s largest SUV sold in Europe will have a new look inspired by the smaller Ecosport, with a more aggressive headlight design with LED lights as standard and a new ovular grille on the front, and an elimination of the feature of the light bar in the rear. A more conventional, glossy black color extension of the glass is in place, with more separate rear light clusters.

In the united states, a 335bhp, 380lb-ft 2.7-liter V6-powered Edge ST at the tip of the spear of the range, although this is not going to do to the uk or Europe, when deliveries will begin next year. The European version will exclusively have diesel engines, carried over from the pre-facelift car.

The more sporty Edge available for uk customers will be the ST trim Line of Ford’s 2.0-litre diesel engine. A power hike may be on the cards, but Ford was unable to confirm so far ahead of the car’s European launch. The 210bhp ST-Line is the current car of the range topper, from £40,595.

For US-spec cars, the 2.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engine has been boosted by 5bhp, with a higher fuel economy to boot.

More technology has been added to the Volkswagen Touareg rival, including the all-new Ford Evasive Steering assist, which mitigates accidents by helping the car to rotate around obstacles, with adaptive cruise control with lane centering and post-collision braking now available in the range.

Automatic gearbox-equipped cars also get a rotary gear shifter in place of the current car of the lever, as part of an extensive programme of redesign of the center console.

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