The 2015 Ford Edge is Going Global
If you had your reservations about the ‘One Ford’ plan that would streamline much of Ford’s vehicles into global products – you might want to lift your blinders. That’s because Ford just unveiled the 2015 Ford Edge, and it looks like quite the car. The new CUV packs in all of Ford’s latest technological goodies and will go on sale in more than 100 countries across the globe. Yup, ‘One Ford’ indeed.
The 2015 Edge adds two engines but drops the 3.7-liter V6 for next year. The SE, SEL and Titanium trims offer Ford’s EcoBoost 2.0-liter I4, good for 245-horsepower, and a 265hp 3.5-liter V6. But the kicker is the Edge’s new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that pushes out more than 300hp, which should be enough grunt for the groceries or the family.
All trims pack a six-speed automatic gearbox and come standard with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is listed as an option.
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There’s plenty of technical wizardry going on underneath the redesigned body to keep you busy too. Ford integrated its new adaptive steering technology, which makes slow speed maneuvering easier and high speed driving less twitchy.
Additionally the Edge sports clever active air inlets for increased fuel economy, collision-warning sensors, auto stop/start features, enhanced parking assists, and blind spot monitoring.
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All 2015 Ford Edge models will be built at Ford’s Oakville plant in Ontario, where the firm recently spent $700 million in updates for the new model. Expect to see the Edge in showrooms by early 2015.