The new Ford Edge aims to be the protagonist premium SUV

Presented in Cologne, Germany, the new Ford Edge SUV is, according to the vision of Ford, the largest SUV, luxurious yet affordable and with a substantial evolution of style, comfort, quality and performance. 4.81 meters long, 1.93m wide with a step of 2.85 m, the Edge SUV arrives in three editions: Trend, Sport and Titanium. The price is not yet decided and will remain secret until the launch.

Ford Edge

Ford Edge SUV

These tree models, representing Ford, will continue to grow its image, with inevitable positive effects on the entire range of the brand. The anticipation of the new Edge is not accidental as Ford estimates that in the period 2008-2013 the European market for SUVs has grown by 21%. The sales of the new Kuga, launched in 2012, for example, grew by 38% in the first five months of 2014 compared to the same period of 2013, while Ford has already signed more than 16,000 orders for the new EcoSport, which arrived this year. With the Edge, we bring an SUV in Europe with advanced technology than can offer more than what customers expect from a car in the segment, said Roelant de Waard, vice president of marketing and sales for Ford of Europe.

Ford Edge SUV

Ford Edge SUV

He went on to say that over the last few years customers around the world, have gone increasingly from conventional cars to sport utility’s style and the combination of comfort, elegance and affordability, with the integration of new technologies and smart security, will make the new Edge the protagonist premium SUV of the segment European. The distinctive design of the Edge is expressed by the profile of the car, the muscular wheel arches of over 20-inch alloy wheels, chrome grille to the front, the headlamps and the LED headlights.

Ford Edge SUV

Ford Edge SUV

In Europe, the new Edge will be powered by the 2.0 TDCi, with versions of 180 hp with 400 Nm of torque, 6-speed manual transmission and 149 g / km of CO2 emissions, and 210 hp with 450 Nm of torque, 159 g / km of CO2 emissions and a 6-speed Powershift automatic transmission. Apart from the innovations of style, comfort and spaciousness, the new Edge also features advanced technologies such as adaptive steering that ensures precision and sensitivity in every driving condition, the active noise reduction, dual front cameras for 180-degree visibility, Hands-Free Tailgate, the SYNC2 connectivity system, the semi-automatic parking Active Park Assist and rear seat belts with integrated airbag.

Ford Edge SUV interior

Ford Edge SUV interior

For more on Ford check: Ford Focus ST | The debut of the 2.0 turbo diesel 185 hp, The new Ford Tourneo Courier 2014, The individual Vignale experience of Ford

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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