Ford's revamped Edge SUV will be assembled in a plant in southern Ontario, a move a union official said signals jobs will be secure in the region as the automaker invests in new technology. The 2019 Edge ST, which makes its world debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, is the first crossover in the Ford lineup to undergo serious performance tinkering. The newest member of the ST family features the most powerful V6 engine available in its class, a specially tuned 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine with 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.
Power goes through an eight-speed automatic gearbox and the standard Edge's all-wheel drive, with "selectable" traction control and "ST-tuned" sports suspension.
Ford will also be offering it with the 3.5-liter V6 engine that will be delivering about 280hp.The Edge ST will also get all the ST specs setting as well as the aero pack, dual exhaust tips, 21inch wheels and more. Both powertrains get the rotary shifter, and the ST also features a Sport mode that changes shift patterns, throttle mapping and instrument-cluster display while also adjusting the piped-in exhaust tone.
In the US Ford has also improved the standard kit list on the Edge, but it's not yet know if that will be reflected on United Kingdom models.
Performance upgrades like what the Edge ST will offer typically capture male buyers. This includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, post collision automatic braking and LED headlights with automatic high beams.
Ford first expanded production of the Edge in Canada three years ago, announcing then that the vehicle would be exported for the first time to western Europe. Given that the engine only makes 5 extra horsepower over its predecessor yet features stop-start technology, expect the majority of improvement to be seen in fuel economy.
SYNC with AppLink™, an enhanced voice-recognition communications and entertainment system, is also standard.
There's a new onboard WiFi system capable of connecting to as many as 10 different wireless devices, even if you're outside the vehicle, say, for a tailgate party.
A wider, blacked-out grille and tweaked front fascia give the Edge ST a more athletic look than the standard Edge.