2019 Ford Edge Redesign; More Power and Better Interior
In January, the facelift of the 2019 Ford Edge Debuted in Detroit Motor Show. Now Ford is showing the European version, with more power and a new automatic transmission.
At the Geneva Motor Show 2018, Ford is presenting the European version of the freshly lifted SUVs edge for the first time. Ford sold it in Europe only since the early summer of 2016 – the Canadian-mounted model in America has been in the trade for two years. A good four years have passed since the start of production. Time for an extensive facelift.
The Ford Edge Facelift is visible on the modified front with a slightly wider grille. In future, similar to the new Ford Fiesta, it will be specially adapted for every outfit: Black honeycombs for the St-line, chrome for titanium. As before, Ford offers the edge in the trendy and titanium equipment, the sporty “St-line” and the luxurious “Vignale” version.
The most important technical innovations concern the powertrain as well as new assistants: Until now the edge has been switched to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission in the automatic version, and an eight-speed Wandlerautomatik for the new model year. There is no fundamental change in the engine programme for Europe: it includes a 2.0-liter diesel in two power levels.
2019 Ford Edge Engine Specs
In both variants, however, the revised engine offers more power in the future. The base version is powered by 10 hp on 190 hp and always comes with six-speed transmission and four-wheel drive. In the Topvariante, a Biturbo version of the engine will be used in the future. It is 238 PS (previously: 210 hp) and is always connected to the new automatic and four-wheel drive.
The new assistants are offering Ford in Europe for the first time. A “post collision assist” is to prevent the vehicle from colliding with further obstacles after a collision. The prerequisite for the triggering is, for example, that the airbag is also tripping, according to Ford. The new alternative assistant is to assist the driver in an evasive manoeuvre: if this is the case, the assistant will help with the lightning-fast calculated, necessary steering movement. In combination with the eight-speed automatic control, adaptive cruise control controls the self-stopping and start-up in traffic jams and also keeps the center of the track.
2019 Ford Edge Interior & Equipment
In the cockpit, Ford relies on careful optimization. The 2019 Ford Edge is provided with a redesigned center console with an electric parking brake, larger compartments and an additional storage area. For automatic versions, the transmission functions are controlled by a rotary knob. There are new configuration options for the digital display instrument.
The infotainment and Konnektivitätssystem Sync 3 was already available in the 2019 Ford Edge. It controls Apple Carplay and Android car and allows many functions to be operated by voice control or an 8-inch touchscreen. In future, smartphones can be charged wirelessly in an inductive shell. Also new is a hifi system from Bang & Olufsen, whose 12 speakers have been specially tuned for the edge.
2019 Ford Edge Release Date and Price
Ford wanted to shorten the duration between premiere and market launch in the future. The Edge facelift has already been successful: in January 2018, the revised edge is to be sold in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Speaking of yours: with around 16,000 units across Europe, the Ford Edge 2017 was at the top of the large, imported SUV segment – ahead of Kia Sorento and Hyundai Sante Fe, and ranked roughly at the level of a Land Rover Discovery. Not a bad result in the first full year of sales – even if Ford sold nearly ten times the number of copies from the established, smaller Kuga. Prices are not yet called Ford. So far, the Ford Edge is starting at 41,900 euros. The top Model Vignale starts at 52,700 Euro.