New Generation Ford Edge Looks Exactly Like Concept Car

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The new Ford Edge of the second generation is ready for serial production and already in January 2015 will start at the Ford plant in the Canadian city of Oakville. The start of sales of the 2nd generation of SUV is scheduled for February next year from the North American market.

Sharing Platform With Fusion

The new generation of Ford Edge 2 is built on the global Ford platform (Ford Global Midsize Platform to be exact), which is the basis of the latest generations of Ford Fusion and Ford Mondeo sedans. The new Ford Edge replaces the first generation of the crossover of the same name, manufactured since 2006.

According to information provided by Ford, the new global model of the crossover has become safer, has acquired powerful and at the same time economical gasoline and diesel engines will please owners with high-quality interior materials and a rich level of equipment with modern security systems, entertainment and comfort.

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Like a Concept Car

The exterior design of the new production Ford Edge was borrowed from the Ford Edge Concept, shown in autumn 2013 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. And, honestly, that in the serial version the crossover looks no worse than the concept.

The front part of the body of the global crossover from Ford with a huge grille and bumper, stylish narrowed headlights of the head light, a solid bonnet decorated with charismatic ribs and vyshtampovkami. Predatory, aggressive and even aggressive looks the new Ford Edge in front.

Enough Space for Everything

Saloon five-seat crossover Ford Edge 2015-2016 model year is in full accordance with the exterior of the car. The same passion, assertive and stylish. Compact multifunctional heated steering wheel, informative multifunctional instrument panel with color graphic display, modern architecture of the front panel and center console, the decoration of which is the 8-inch touchscreen of the SYNC multimedia complex.

And how great is the Sony audio system and the controls for the heated and ventilated front seats. The driver’s and front passenger’s seats deserve special praise – dense packing, convenient configuration, unobtrusive lateral support, comfortable landing. Due to the size of the wheelbase at 112.2″ and the intelligent design of the interior space in the second generation crossover saloon, the Audi from Ford has more room for the driver, passengers and luggage.

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Highly Efficient

Ford Edge is striking with its high technical level, a variety of engines and gearboxes.
In the engine compartment of the new global crossover, one of five engines, three variants of gasoline engines and two diesel engines can be installed.
Gasoline engines:

Four-cylinder 2.0-liter EcoBoost (245 hp);
2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost (300 hp);
An naturally-aspirated 3,5-liter V6 (265 hp).

Diesel engines:

2,0-liter with various capacities (180 HP 258 ft lb) and (210 HP 295 ft lb).
Gearbox three – 6 manual transmission, 6 automatic transmission and 6-speed robotic gearbox PowerShift with two clutches.

Front-wheel drive FWD or all-wheel drive AWD (electronic coupler connecting the rear wheels). Suspension fully independent with MacPherson struts and L-shaped levers in front, multi-link architecture from the rear. In the presence of an electric power steering, capable of changing the performance depending on the speed and steering wheel, all-wheel disc brakes with ABS, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control.

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