Ford will replace the crossover Edge seven-seater versions of the Kuga

Ford will replace the crossover Edge seven-seater versions of the Kuga

February 11, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Ford plans to remove the Edge crossover from the European market, which will be replaced by the next generation seven-seater model Kuga

Ford is going to replace the Edge crossover in the European market with a seven-seater modification of the next-generation younger Kuga model. This is with reference to its own source reports the publication Automotive News.

The decision to remove the Edge from Europe is due to the low popularity of the model. In 2018, Ford sold only 9,527 crossovers, which is 41% less than in the previous year. For comparison, sales of Kuga and EcoSport amounted to 153.5 thousand and 111.8 thousand cars, respectively.

According to preliminary data, the new Kuga, which for the first time will receive a modification with a seven-seater saloon, will debut in Europe in 2019. In addition, in the same or next year, Ford will present a cross-country version of the Fiesta model.

Earlier it was reported that the latter will be designed to replace EcoSport. The engine of the new crossover will include the EcoBoost gasoline engines in the line of engines. It is assumed that, like the current EcoSport, the car will be available with both front and all-wheel drive. The main competitors of the Fiesta crossover version will be the next generation Seat Arona and Nissan Juke.

In the future, Ford will bring to the market at least two more SUVs. This is an SUV for which the name Bronco will be revived, as well as an electric crossover with a look borrowed from the Mustang sports car.