New facelifted Ford Edge ST revealed

New facelifted Ford Edge ST revealed

January 11, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Ford begins introducing the coveted ST brand to its SUV lineup with the unveiling of the all-new Ford Edge ST, building on its best-ever SUV sales year in the U.S.

The new Edge – including all-new Edge ST – is Ford’s smartest SUV ever, and every model comes standard with more driver-assist technology than any other midsize SUV. This includes Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support; Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection; BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert; Lane-Keeping Alert; Lane-Keeping Assist; Auto High Beams; and Hill-Start Assist. In addition, standard safety features include AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ and Curve Control, and 911 Assist®.

The Edge ST is powered by a 335bhp 2.7-litre V6 petrol engine that develops 515Nm of torque; power is delivered through an eight-speed automatic gearbox and standard all-wheel drive. Ford has yet to release any performance figures, however. The European version will exclusively have diesel engines, carried over from the pre-facelift car.

The sportiest Edge available to UK customers will be the ST-Line trim with Ford’s 2.0-litre diesel engine. A power hike may be on the cards, although Ford couldn’t confirm so far ahead of the European car’s launch. The 210bhp ST-Line is the current car’s range-topper, starting at £40,595.

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

The facelifted Ford Edge will arrive in the UK in 2019 with a new look previewed on the US model. This has been revealed ahead of the Detroit motor show.

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