It’s already on sale in the US and now the new Ford Edge is making its way to Europe as part of Ford’s policy of making its cars suitable for worldwide markets.
The SUV will be the flagship of the firm’s SUV line-up which will also include the firm’s new Kuga and EcoSport.
Among the technical highlights for the Ford Edge are adaptive steering technology, the debut for the firm’s adaptive noise cancellation system and front split view camera technology.
Ford Edge will be packed with technology
Ford says it’s designed the all-new Edge from the ground-up so will meet high expectations in markets around the world, but particularly for potential buyers in Europe.
The new vehicle makes its debut next year and will help Ford dominate the SUV market – it’s going to be a busy 12 months for the firm since a new Ford Focus and Mondeo are also being unveiled.
In addition, there’s also a new Mustang heading our way.
The edge has been on sale in America since 2007 and helped to redefine the SUV sector there, particularly in establishing the crossover concept and it’s now the bestselling SUV.
The Edge will have five seats, four doors and a chassis that will deliver a fun to drive and experience.
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The adaptive steering system will change the steering ratio to match the vehicle speed to help improve steering response in a variety of conditions: it will be much lighter when parking or manoeuvring at low speeds, while at high speed it is more reactive and smooth.
The active noise cancellation system is a clever idea that uses three microphones in the cabin which then generate the opposing sound waves via the audio system to help control and improve the cabin’s sound and ambiance.
There’s no indication of prices as yet but the technology-packed Ford Edge will probably see its entry level models costing around £30,000 and the vehicle is certainly going to make other carmakers sit up and take notice.
Among the potential buyers are those who may be tempted away from the likes of the Volvo XC60 and the Audi Q5.
The Ford Edge not only has more space than those but it’s also roomier than the Q7 and the VW Touareg.