The Ford Edge, the company’s new SUV to fit in above the Kuga, will go on sale across Europe in 2015.
Although already on sale in the US since 2007, the new Edge has been designed with European tastes more in mind, and when it arrives here it will feature a choice of two diesel power plants.
Both are based on Ford’s 2.0-litre TDCi unit; the first produces 180PS and 400Nm of torque, and is projected to emit 149 g/km of CO2. It will be mated exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission.
The more powerful version delivers 210PS and 450Nm, with projected CO2 emissions of 159 g/km. It will be mated to a six-speed PowerShift automatic.
Ford say the new Edge will be their most technologically advanced vehicle yet, and will feature a multitude of electronic systems, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation, Enhanced Active Park Assist with Perpendicular Parking and Cross Traffic Alert, Active City Stop, Blind Spot Information, Lane Keeping Aid, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Ford’s Sync 2 connectivity system.
Also available will be the company’s hands-free tailgate, inflatable rear seat-belts, intelligent all-wheel drive with torque vectoring and Curve Control, plus a heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats.