The big players in the mid-size SUV range have received a major blow now, with the introduction of the new Edge from Ford. More than that, the carmaker has also announced a special edition in Europe, which will only make things even more interesting.
The new trim introduced to the Edge range in Europe refers to the ST Line, and brings a series of new advanced technology that will make the SUV more fun to drive.
Roelant de Waard, Vice President of Ford Europe, explains the host of the new technologies and their relevance:
“Helping customers effortlessly deal with stop-start traffic using our most advanced driver assistance technologies to-date, and cruise in comfort supported by our refined and fuel-efficient new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox, the new Ford Edge is our most compelling offering yet for the ever-growing numbers of European customers migrating towards SUVs.”
The all-new 2018 Ford Edge ST Line is extremely safe with the new systems – Post-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centring Assist, or Evasive Steering Assist – while adding the latest gadgetries, like SYNC 3 infotainment with 8.0-inch touch-screen connectivity, 1000 Watt B&O Play audio system or wireless phone charging.
All these gadgetries are complemented with high-quality materials like leather steering wheel, red stitching and partial leather Miko-Dinamica seats. Visually, the new ST Line has also been enhanced with sports suspension system, massive 20-inch alloy wheeels or coloured-coded body panels.
Underneath the skin, the 2018 Ford Edge ST Line is equipped with an updated 2.0-liter EcoBlue bi-turbo diesel engine, which churns out at least 150 PS or 190 PS. This configuration comes with a six-speed manual transmission and Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive. On its top variant, the same engine can output 238 PS and is fitted with a high-performance eight-speed automatic gearbox and front-wheel drive.
A video which better highlights the car`s exterior, interior and driving capabilities is also available for you below. Enjoy and don`t forget to tell us your thoughts!