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Auto Shows 2019 Ford Edge ST First Look: First Performance SUV

19:00  12 january  2018
19:00  12 january  2018 Source:   motortrend.com

2019 Ford Edge Spied Showing Off New Details

  2019 Ford Edge Spied Showing Off New Details The updated SUV should make its debut in just a few months.Ford is giving its Edge SUV a minor makeover for the 2019 model year prior to a potential full overhaul in 2021. In preparation, the Blue Oval has been spotted testing a few prototypes just outside of headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. The latest set of images gives us our best look yet at the updated SUV.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time, but Ford has created its first performance SUV with the 2019 Edge ST midsize crossover, which goes on sale this summer with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and a new look shared with the rest of the refreshed Edge lineup.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time, but Ford has created its first performance SUV with the 2019 Edge ST midsize crossover, which goes on sale this summer with a twin-. turbocharged V-6 engine and a new look shared with the rest of the refreshed Edge lineup.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time, but Ford has created its first performance SUV with the 2019 Edge ST midsize crossover, which goes on sale this summer with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and a new look shared with the rest of the refreshed Edge lineup.

2019 Ford Edge Spied Showing Off New Details

  2019 Ford Edge Spied Showing Off New Details The updated SUV should make its debut in just a few months.Ford is giving its Edge SUV a minor makeover for the 2019 model year prior to a potential full overhaul in 2021. In preparation, the Blue Oval has been spotted testing a few prototypes just outside of headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. The latest set of images gives us our best look yet at the updated SUV.

Motor Trend gets an exclusive first look at the 2019 Ford Edge ST before its debut at NAIAS! Detroit editor, Alisa Priddle, walks us through some of the highlights to this new high perfomance SUV addition to the Ford Edge line-up!

The new star pupil is the 2019 Ford Edge ST —the first SUV from the gurus at Ford Performance . However, Ford has radically changed the Edge 's look for the better. Gone is the three-bar "Gillette" grille the Edge has worn since it first debuted in 2006, replaced by a hexagonal mesh grille to bring it

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Adding the first ST to the SUV lineup underscores, once again, that Ford is a truck company—a point it continues to punctuate with each new vehicle launch. The F-Series is its bread and butter, and the range is expanding with the addition of a diesel-powered F-150 coming this summer and the long-awaited Ford Ranger midsize pickup.

Equally key are SUVs. Ford sold almost 800,000 SUVs last year and has no intention of slowing the pace. The EcoSport subcompact crossover is the latest new nameplate for Ford in the U.S., a new Explorer is in the works along with a Lincoln counterpart, and the newly named Lincoln Nautilus replaces the MKX. Ford's first long-range electric vehicle will also be an SUV.

Ford Ranger FX4 Spied With Production Body

  Ford Ranger FX4 Spied With Production Body Expect to see the small pickup sometime in 2018.Spied in FX4 trim, the Explorer-like grille is clearly distinguishable underneath the mesh covering. Small portions of the production headlights and taillights can also be noted. The taller ride height/off-road suspension, along with chunkier tires, underbody skid plate, and overall muscular appearance are all the clues we need to uncover its  FX4 designation.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time, but Ford has created its first performance SUV with the 2019 Edge ST midsize crossover, which goes on sale this summer with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and a new look shared with the rest of the refreshed Edge lineup.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time, but Ford has created its first performance SUV with the 2019 Edge ST midsize crossover, which goes on sale this summer with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and a new look shared with the rest of the refreshed Edge lineup.

a blue car parked in a parking lot© Motor Trend Staff As the truck side of the business expands, the automaker continues to pull back on cars. The Fiesta might soon be discontinued in the U.S.; China got a new Taurus, but the U.S. did not; the next-gen Focus will come from China; and future updates and production plans for the Fusion appear uncertain with a redesign planned for China in 2020 but not for North America.

Ford's new CEO, Jim Hackett, said he is reallocating $7 billion in capital from cars to SUVs and trucks. Some of that spending has gone to the Ford Edge, which gets a significant upgrade for the 2019 model.

The Edge, which made its debut in 2006, was the brand's first car-based unibody crossover. It was also the first to add a Sport trim level in 2009 and to have the MyFord Touch infotainment system in 2011, which would have been a much bigger honor if the system and touchscreen weren't so buggy, creating quality issues that the brand spent years rectifying.

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt First Look: Famed Car Returns

  2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt First Look: Famed Car Returns Special-edition Mustang returns on 50th anniversary of movie BullittBut the cat is out of the bag with numerous confirmations that Ford will reveal the 2019 Mustang Bullitt later today at the North American International Auto Show. The famed Mustang will be part of a press event to show the 2019 Ford Ranger midsize pickup and the Ford Edge crossover that has added a performance ST variant.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time, but Ford has created its first performance SUV with the 2019 Edge ST midsize crossover, which goes on sale this summer with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and a new look shared with the rest of the refreshed Edge lineup.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time, but Ford has created its first performance SUV with the 2019 Edge ST midsize crossover, which goes on sale this summer with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and a new look shared with the rest of the refreshed Edge lineup.

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But it does not take from the fact that Ford sees the Edge, with 2 million global sales to date, as a platform to test new things. Especially as the segment has grown 50 percent during the Edge's lifetime and is projected to grow another 9 percent this year to 2.4 million, said group SUV marketing manager Michael O'Brien.

So when work began about two and a half years ago on updating the Edge, the plans grew to include a performance version worthy of ST badging. The Ford Performance team added horsepower to the 2.7-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine, taking it to 335 hp from 315 in the 2017 Edge Sport. Torque is a healthy 380 lb-ft with standard all-wheel drive to handle it. Fuel economy numbers are not out yet, but the 2017 Edge Sport with this engine is rated at 17/24 mpg city/highway.

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The rest of the Edge lineup is equipped with Ford's 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. The direct-injection turbocharged engine gets 250 hp, which is an increase of 5 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.

The Edge will be Ford's first use of its new eight-speed automatic transmission with start/stop, which was developed in-house. Ford developed the outgoing six-speed with General Motors, and the two partnered to make new nine- and 10-speeds that are slowly entering the market. New for the Edge family is an e-shifter with a rotary dial, freeing more room in the center console. When the vehicle doors are opened, it automatically goes into park.

It’s Official: Ford Ranger Returns to North America

  It’s Official: Ford Ranger Returns to North America Shopping in the mid-size truck segment? You now have another option to consider: Ford is set to officially announce at the Detroit auto show that it’s bringing the Ranger back to the North American market. Though it has been available overseas since it was last sold here in 2011, the 2019 model we’re getting is no import. Rather, Ford says trucks sold here will be built in Michigan and feature a new exterior design, chassis, and powertrain developed for North American buyers. Set on a high-strength steel frame with frame-mounted steel front and rear bumpers and available integrated trailer hitch, the Ranger will come equipped with Ford’s 2.3L twin-turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine – here given forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods and chain-driven dual overhead cams for more durability – and a 10-speed automatic transmission, a first in the segment. The Ranger will come in three trim levels (XL, XLT, and Lariat), and cabs can be configured as either SuperCab with rear-hinged half-doors or the four-door SuperCrew.

First Look : The refreshed 2019 Ford Edge adds technology, safety, and ST -badged performance . Replacing the previous Edge Sport , the new 2019 Ford Edge ST is the first of its kind in the company’s SUV portfolio.

For 2019 the Ford Edge Sport now becomes the Ford Edge ST , now with more power, bigger wheels and brakes, and new styling just to say, “Hey I ’m hotter now”. Making its public debut at the Detroit Auto Show, the redesigned 2019 Ford Edge high- performance model becomes the first Ford SUV to

There are paddle shifters, which in the 2019 Edge ST are fully manual. The button for Sport mode is in the middle of the rotary shifter and changes the throttle response and shifting patterns to stay closer to redline—it rev matches the downshift in the apex and prevents upshifting on an extended corner. The exhaust note is louder; the engine braking is sharper.

You can turn off the stability control or go into "relaxed mode" to slide the car around. Don't worry about SUV's tippier stance; roll control stability is always active.

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To earn ST status, the sport suspension was tuned for more damping, and the brakes are larger, especially if you opt for the performance brake package with exposed red 345mm vented rear rotors. In addition to the 20-inch wheels, there are optional 21-inch five-spoke wheels in gloss black, including the cap. Ford will offer a performance summer tire because Ford engineers fully expect some owners to take their Edge ST to the track.

The thinking behind an Edge ST is that people will continue to move out of sedans and into utility vehicles, but not as many are moving out of performance cars, which suggests a reluctance to give up spirited driving. Hence, logic suggests a performance SUV hits a sweet spot. "People want an SUV but still want to drive aggressively," vehicle engineering manager Jonathan Crocker said.

Ford Edge ST is Good News for Oakville

  Ford Edge ST is Good News for Oakville <p>There was good news for Oakville at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with the announcement Ford will build the 2019 Edge ST in Oakville.</p>This is also the first time a Ford SUV/CUV is offered at the ST trim level which means it has been enhanced by Ford’s in-house performance division.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time, but Ford has created its first performance SUV with the 2019 Edge ST midsize crossover, which goes on sale this summer with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and a new look shared with the rest of the refreshed Edge lineup.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time, but Ford has created its first performance SUV with the 2019 Edge ST midsize crossover, which goes on sale this summer with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and a new look shared with the rest of the refreshed Edge lineup.

Currently about 10 percent of Edge sales are the Sport—a trim level that goes away with the addition of the ST. Executives think the ST could capture at least as many 2019 Edge sales.

Designer Steve Gilmore, who also worked on the 2015 Edge, wanted this latest update to look more confident and aggressive. It starts with a bigger grille—both higher and wider—fronting a hood that was brought forward. The LED headlamps were pulled to the corners for a greater sense of width. The optional LED foglamps are designed to work with the headlamps to create the image of a C.

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For 2019 there are new colors inside and out: four exterior and three new interior palettes. There are also four new wheel choices, including 19-inch aluminum painted wheels on the Titanium.

The Edge ST comes in an exclusive "Ford performance blue," and the color extends into the lower bumper that is chrome on the regular Edge. The ST has blacked out hexagonal upper and lower grilles compared with the slats on the rest of the Edge family. The ST drops the chrome strip on the back of the regular models, and the dual exhaust tips have a unique square shape.

Stepping inside reveals the "Ford performance"-emblazed sill plate, ST badging on the leather steering wheel, and the black leather seats with extra bolstering just for the ST.

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On the safety side, there is a lot of standard equipment across the SE, SEL, Titanium, and ST, including hill-start assist, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, auto high-beams, lane keep assist, and forward collision warning with brake support. Active park assist is an option.

2019 Ford Edge: Four-Cylinder Only, More Standard Safety Tech

  2019 Ford Edge: Four-Cylinder Only, More Standard Safety Tech A streamlined engine lineup could be a double-edged sword.Everybody is sure to be talking about the new Edge ST’s 335 horsepower, but it’s of some significance that Ford has switched the rest of the Edge lineup to four-cylinder power. The 2.0-liter turbo four carries over from last year with an additional five horsepower, bringing its total to 250; peak torque is unchanged at 275 lb-ft. (For comparison, the now defunct 3.5-liter V-6 made 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft.) Ford promises that Edges equipped with the four-cylinder EcoBoost will be more efficient than before but has yet to release fuel-economy numbers.

The 2019 Ford Edge ST is the first SUV to be tuned by the Ford Performance team, and it packs the most powerful V6 engine in its class. That’s a 2.7 litre twin-turbo EcoBoost engine with 335 hp and 515 Nm of torque.

The new 2019 Ford Edge has been redesigned with a sleek look & new technology features. Also introducing our new performance model, the Edge ST , coming soon. The 2019 Ford Edge will be the first SUV to include Ford Co-Pilot360 – a suite of standard driver-assist technologies that

A new post-collision braking system stops the car from continuing to move after an initial crash. Also new is evasive steering assist, which helps you apply the right amount of steering to avoid a collision, a first for a nonluxury SUV, Ford driver assist technology manager Scott Lindstrom said. It will also be in the Lincoln Nautilus. The Edge also gets adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality and lane centering to keep the SUV safely in its lane and at correct speed to not hit the vehicle in front.

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For 2019 the Edge family has an embedded modem and Wi-Fi to create a hot spot with a 50-foot range for the 10 devices that can be connected to it—guaranteed to make you popular at the soccer field.

With the FordPass Connect app on your smartphone, you can locate, start, and unlock your car remotely. The car's software also supports Amazon's Alexa voice service, so you can talk to the digital assistant from your car. The Edge also has a 12-speaker B&O Play audio system from Harman that was tuned for the Edge. Titanium has features such as wireless charging and remote start.

The Edge is built at the Oakville Assembly Plant in Ontario.

How The Ford Ranger Compares To Its Midsize Truck Rivals .
Now that Ford's Ranger is back on duty in the U.S., here's a quick look at how it stacks up to the competition. The last time North American buyers had access to a new Ford Ranger, it was a small pickup truck that endured for years without any significant update. As such, folks hearing the name for the first time since 2011 may not immediately realize just how different a truck the new Ranger is, nor might they know where it slots into the 2018 auto market.

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