Ford says the European-spec Edge SUV will debut next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but some of you may remember that the model was also showcased in Paris a year ago. Well, at least we have some new photos to take a look at.
Arriving early next year in European dealerships, the Ford Edge is the first of five all-new or redesigned SUVs and crossovers that will be launched in Europe in the next three years, with the automaker projecting its SUV sales will increase 200 percent by the end of 2016 compared with 2013. Updated versions of the mid-size Kuga SUV and EcoSport compact SUV will arrive later this year in Europe and both of them will be showcased in Frankfurt.
The new Edge SUV features as standard Ford’s Intelligent AWD technology, which measures how the car’s wheels are gripping the road surface every 16 milliseconds and is said to deliver a seamless transition between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
The SUV will be offered in Europe with two versions of the 2.0-liter Duratorq TDCi diesel engine. The first is an 180PS (178hp) unit delivering 400Nm (295lb-ft) of torque and projected 149g/km CO2 in combination with a 6-speed manual transmission. The second is a 210PS (207hp) unit producing 450Nm (332lb-ft) and an estimated 159g/km CO2 in combination with a 6-speed automatic with paddle-shift controls.