The best-selling vehicle in its segment in North America is coming to UK turf and it promises to impress. If you’re in the market for a smart SUV, the Ford Edge is a must-see. It will look the part and, thanks to the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, cruise along impeccably whether you’re navigating the city’s complicated streets or going off-road for a weekend adventure.
It is part of the manufacturer’s One Ford product plan with all models on sale globally and you can test drive one today from your nearest SMC dealership.
Mirroring the same sophisticated looks as the Mondeo, Galaxy and S-MAX, the Edge’s chunky body shape is given a smarter, more elegant exterior. Thanks to the similar design, it is easier and cheaper to maintain and restore. As Ford’s largest SUV, it has an assertive appearance, helped by the imposing chrome front grille, matt black underside protection and 20-inch alloy wheels. These distinctive features give it sporty appeal and you’ll be proud to have it parked on your driveway.
With swathes of room and a minimalist design, the cabin is crafted to make sure even the longest drive feels comfortable. It’s perfect for commuters, with optional heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and ambient lighting all setting a relaxing mood.
Weekends away are made much simpler with 1,788 litres of room in the boot for your sports gear plus bags and coats. The bay is completely flat so you can get hefty items into the back with ease.
Every drive you take in the Ford Edge is complemented by a suite of convenient technologies. You can play any tune you wish through the audio system, and it will be heard clearly despite the sound of the motorway, thanks to the Active Noise Isolation. You can use the in-car entertainment through a ten-inch touchscreen, and there are voice controls through the Ford SYNC2 system, so you can keep your hands on the steering wheel.
It’s full of safety tools, too, and it’s expected to be awarded a five-star Euro NCAP rating. There are front and rear cameras to help you get in and out of tricky spaces without scraping the bodywork. Plus, the Edge comes with a suite of collision prevention systems that act as an extra pair of eyes on the road. In the back, it has inflatable seatbelts to provide tailored protection for your passengers.
The frugal 2.0-litre diesel powertrain delivers a strong and fast performance. You can choose between two outputs, 178bhp or 207bhp, with the most powerful mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. For a sportier drive, choose the 207bhp version and add gearshift paddles that make it possible to achieve faster acceleration. It’s expected to be released as a four-wheel drive vehicle which will provide an agile and responsive performance on even the most difficult roads.
The new Ford Edge is available to test drive now from your nearest SMC dealership. Call or enquire online today to arrange an appointment and get started on the road towards your new car.