Ford Edge to become firm's flagship SUV

Sam Bisby

By: Sam Bisby

Ford has bolstered its SUV range with its new entry, the Edge, a car that has finally made its way to Europe after being on sale for several years in the US.

Not to be confused with a certain Irish rockstar, the Edge will become Ford’s flagship SUV and sit above the Focus-based Kuga and Fiesta-based Ecosport models.

Ford’s largest SUV will be based upon the new Mondeo, another car that has been on sale over the pond since 2012 and adds to the firm’s global plans of the ‘One Ford’ strategy, which will also include the likes of the new Mustang and Focus RS.

Ford Edge SUV front

Revealed at the Geneva motor show last week, the European version of the Edge has been adapted to meet demands of motorists this side of the world and should offer a more finessed experience to its US original.

It’s fair to say, however, that the Ford Edge certainly does have something of an American ruggedness about it, with its huge frame and rather sizeable grille, which is apparently a raised up version of the Mondeo’s; the single-bar tail-lights also acting as evidence of the Edge’s roots.

Meanwhile, 20-inch alloys give the Ford Edge a properly dominant stance, and a sport spec adds dynamic side skirts and an aggressive rear bumper.

Entering into the Edge, Ford claims to offer class-leading space, while the dash area is borrowed from the classy Mondeo and also makes use of its safety equipment, too.

Ford Edge SUV interior

To power the new Ford Edge, a pair of 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesels will be available, with the entry-level unit offering 188bhp and 400Nm of torque through a six-speed manual transmission. The more powerful version gets 207bhp and 450Nm that gets put through a six-speed automatic gearbox.

The Ford Edge will reach European shores this summer, with prices starting from just under £30,000 for the base Trend trim, before increasing for the Sport and Titanium variants.

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