The stylish, sporty and finely crafted new Ford Edge – the company’s most technologically advanced sports utility vehicle (SUV) ever – delivers greater comfort and enhanced performance for customers in Europe. The new Ford Edge large SUV offers a comprehensive range of camera- and sensor-based driver assistance technologies designed to make journeys more comfortable and less stressful, and to help drivers avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go and Lane Centring; Post Collision Braking; and Evasive Steering Assist. Available in stylish Titanium, Ford Performance-inspired ST-Line and upscale Vignale variants, the new Edge features technology to keep drivers and occupants connected while on the move, including FordPass Connect embedded modem and Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system.
Luxurious features available to enhance comfort and convenience include a customisable digital instrument cluster; heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and steering wheel; a wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones; and a 1,000-watt, premium B&O Sound System. A new 238 PS bi-turbo variant of Ford’s 2.0 litre EcoBlue diesel engine delivers the power of a larger capacity engine alongside the optimised fuel-efficiency of a smaller engine, and combines with an intelligent new eight-speed automatic transmission for effortless cruising. The new Ford Edge also enhances Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system with new all-wheel drive disconnect, which can automatically switch seamlessly between two-wheel drive and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive as required, to optimise handling and help further improve fuel-efficiency.
The new Ford Edge is offered with a range of sophisticated Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies designed to enhance protection, driving and parking, and make journeys more comfortable, less stressful and safer. ACC with Stop & Go and Lane Centring helps the vehicle maintain a comfortable driving distance from vehicles ahead and helps reduce stress during long road trips by helping keep the vehicle centred in its lane. The new Stop & Go feature enables the ACC system to bring the vehicle to a complete halt in stop-start traffic using up to 50 per cent of total braking force, and automatically pull away if the stopping duration is less than 3 seconds. For stopping durations greater than 3 seconds, the driver can push a steering wheel button or gently apply the accelerator pull away.
Lane Centring technology monitors road markings and can apply gentle but discernible torque to the steering system to help drivers stay centred in their lane whenever the ACC system is activated. Designed to support drivers at speeds up to 200 km/h (125 mph), the technology will deliver visual and audible warnings if it detects a lack of steering wheel input from the driver. New Evasive Steering Assist is designed to operate at city and motorway speeds, and uses radar and a camera to detect slower-moving and stationary vehicles ahead and provides steering support to enable drivers to manoeuvre around a vehicle if a collision is imminent. Post-Collision Braking helps to reduce the impact of a potential secondary collision by automatically applying moderate brake pressure when an initial collision event is detected; slowing the vehicle can potentially lessen injury to occupants and further damage to the vehicle.
Further new Ford Edge driver assistance technologies that use cameras, radars, and ultrasonic sensors to reduce stress for drivers include Adaptive Front Lighting System, Blind Spot Information System, Glare-Free High Beam, Intelligent Speed Limiter, Lane Keeping Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Traffic Sign Recognition. Driving and parking in towns and built-up areas is made more comfortable and less demanding with features including Cross Traffic Alert, Ford Adaptive Steering, Active Park Assist with Perpendicular Parking, Side Parking Aid and Park-Out Assist that helps drivers pull out of parking spaces.
FordPass Connect embedded modem technology turns the new Ford Edge into a mobile WiFi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices. In addition to enabling occupants to receive Live Traffic updates and stream entertainment on the move, FordPass Connect allows a range of convenient features via the FordPass mobile app, including:
- Vehicle Locator, helping owners find their car in sprawling shopping mall car parks
- Vehicle Status, for checking fuel levels, alarm status, oil life and more
- Door Lock Unlock, to remotely allow access to your Edge
- Remote Start, for Edge models with eight-speed automatic transmission
The new Ford Edge also offers a new configurable digital instrument cluster with animated analogue-style instrumentation that allows drivers to personalise the layout of the speedometer, rev-counter and vehicle information displays to suit their own preferences – and even adjust between one of seven colours – while maintaining a simple, elegant appearance. Further available comfort and convenience technologies include a full length panorama roof, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. With harmonious, high quality materials and cutting-edge design, the spacious new Edge interior exudes a premium feel. A redesigned centre console features a stylish and ergonomic rotary gear shift dial for the eight-speed automatic transmission that frees up space and allows easier access to the wireless charging pad, while enhancing the vehicle’s modern, sophisticated feel.
Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive provides a more secure footing for Ford Edge drivers, especially in slippery conditions, by measuring how well the vehicle’s wheels are gripping the road surface and delivering a seamless transition of torque between all four wheels. The new Edge debuts an enhanced version of the technology, featuring new all-wheel drive disconnect, which uses a form of artificial intelligence to take readings from dozens of sensors around the car and can determine if Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is needed in just 10 milliseconds. By shifting to two-wheel drive when additional grip is not needed, the feature helps to save fuel.
Ford’s new 238 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue bi-turbo diesel engine also delivers optimised fuel-efficiency, alongside enhanced low-end torque, and noise, vibration and harshness. A small, high pressure turbo and larger, low pressure turbo work in series at low rpm for greater responsiveness and enhanced torque. At higher engine speeds, the larger turbo works alone to produce the boost required to deliver peak power. The result is smooth and linear acceleration performance and a more comfortable driving experience. The 238 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue bi-turbo engine is combined with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and Ford’s new eight-speed quick shift automatic gearbox to deliver from 6.7 l/100 km fuel efficiency and 175 g/km CO2 emissions.