The new Edge is expected to be launched onto the market late this year or early next, as a 2015 model. When it finally arrives, it may end up offering a hybrid option, engine stop-start technology, active grille shutters, and an automatic parking system.
The 2015 Edge appears to have similar proportions to the current model, but with a design reminiscent of more modern Fords, particularly its front section which resembles that of the Fusion. It should still be sleek and sporty, albeit a bit more conventional in its design. This is likely due to the fact that this generation of the Edge will have to appeal to a global audience, in line with the Blue Oval’s ‘One Ford’ policy.
Ford Edge Concept, 2013 Los Angeles Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Front-wheel drive will be standard, though customers will be able to opt for all-wheel drive. A six-speed automatic transmission should also be standard. The platform of the vehicle is a crossover version of Ford’s CD4 platform from the Fusion, and this same platform will be used for a next-generation MKX crossover from Lincoln.
Look for a debut of the 2015 Ford Edge at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.