During these days run the controversy about the production of new Ford Edge. First information which comes from carmaker confirms rumors for 2018 Ford Edge. If you look at chronology you can see that actual second generation of mid-size SUV started in 2015. Because it is very soon approaching the middle of life cycle it needs necessary updates. In addition, production still stays in Oakville assembly, Canada. However, the need for large family vehicles leads to building larger vehicle than earlier. The basis is Ford CD4 platform designed for FWD or AWD models and it will be shared with Ford Explorer, Ford Flex, Lincoln Continental etc. All in all, Ford Australia CEO Graeme Whickman gives a statement from which we can bring a conclusion about the future vehicle. Which changes will be tailored for new iteration? Learn more in the next paragraphs.
2018 Ford Edge – Exterior Design
When the exterior design is in question, the main focus is on the update of the front fascia and rear end. The 2018 Ford Edge adopts new LED headlights with a significant intensity of light. Further, modern hexagonal grille looks larger with chrome accents and new air vents for engine cooling. By the way, we can notice new front fender and aerodynamic hood which gives a more aggressive appearance. From both sides, it has sculpture doors, nice handles, and big alloy wheels. At first glance, you can say that it is not a big change but the styling is different just like the dimension. On the other hand, rear end holds two exhaust pipes and innovation in the rear lighting. Namely, the whole rear side is marked with horizontal LED light. That’s not all, new tailgate mechanism allows opening and closing the door much easier.
2018 Ford Edge – Interior Design
Interior room has five seats from adult persons but China and other markets get more space with the additional third row. Some of the specific new things in 2018 Ford Edge is advanced adaptive steering wheel for better management. Also, the cabin is isolated from noise thanks to new materials which keep the peace for all occupants. The dashboard includes new Sync3 infotainment system with voice control which is connected to navigation, audio system and others. Edge is gaining label that is a family vehicle, thanks to a high level of comforts, such as heated and cooled seats, a hands-free tailgate and huge luggage room.
2018 Ford Edge – Safety
Safety of passengers is crucial when somebody decides to buy a vehicle. The 2018 Ford Edge includes an 180-degree camera, update park assist, cross traffic alert, emergency braking and much more. Last crash test according to IIHS shows best marks in safety. For that reason, we expect best marks again.
2018 Ford Edge – Specs
Specification depends on the market and adapts to the needs of local customers. For example, the carmaker will for US market offer two gasoline engines such as 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 245 horsepower and 2.7-liter turbocharged engine with 300 horsepower. The European market has diesel option which has lower fuel consumption. In the introduction, we have mentioned the type of wheel drive and uses an automatic transmission.
2018 Ford Edge – Competitors
Madness for largest SUV is rapidly increasing and we can conclude that 2018 Ford Edge is at the time prepared for that. The key competitors are Subaru Outback, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mazda CX-9 and other. Price is unknown but you can expect slight modification.