Blue Oval promises a large new SUV for its range in Europe; rumours point to a European Edge
12 October 2013

Ford will show a new 'global SUV' at the LA motor show next month, believed to be the new Edge.

Destined to be sold in all global markets, Ford recently confirmed the Edge as coming to Europe in 2014. That would tally with the brand's model plans, as the Blue Oval sees SUVs as a large opportunity in the UK and Europe. Sales and marketing boss Jim Farley recently told Autocar "the expanding European SUV market is a unique opportunity for Ford and lands right in our sweet spot."

The European Edge is likely to use a Mondeo platform and will be its biggest SUV in Europe, and will form the third entry in the company's European SUV range, joining the Fiesta-based Ecosport and the Focus-based Kuga

Any large SUV would rival the likes of the Volvo XC90 and Volkswagen Touareg in this country.

The LA Motor Show takes place in November, with a variety of world and public vehicle debuts already announced.

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14 October 2013

Is a Volvo XC60 a "large" SUV - more like a mid-size crossover. LR Discovery is a large SUV.

In reality Ford may sell the Edge as a mid-size SUV to complement the compact Kuga.

14 October 2013

I saw a UK registered current model Edge just this morning in West London, not something you see everyday. They are very Audi Q5 looking to my eyes.

14 October 2013

I agree the XC60's not a full-size SUV, so perhaps that was just a typo and Autocar meant XC90. If the Edge is Mondeo based then that platform could put the Edge to the larger class size; I mean, it would be odd if, size-wise, the Edge and Kuga were two peas in a pod.

15 October 2013

US Edge's are fitted with either 3.5 or 3.7 litre V6 petrols or a 2.0t Ecoboost four, again petrol. Surely Ford would need to offer a diesel option if they were serious about selling significant numbers in Europe?

The Ford Edge is 4679mm long, which puts it in between a Freelander (4500mm) and a Discovery (4829mm).

14 October 2013

Most definitely a mid-size SUV, I believe it is based on the now-defunct Mazda CX-7, and it's only slightly bigger than the XC60.

As for engines, wiki states that "It will have the 2.5 I4, 1.6 Ecoboost I4, 2.0 Ecoboost I4 and the new 2.3 Ecoboost I4 from the 2015 Mustang as the top engine choice." So I'm guessing we will get the 1.6 and 2.0 turbos alongside the higher powered 2.0 diesel from the Kuga and the 2.2 diesel from the Mondeo.

14 October 2013

If you look at the time line of this to market and the Diesel EU regulations news item they might as well just bring it with the petrol ICE. Interesting to see how this might change demand for this type of car.

14 October 2013

And if it is launched in the UK it will be the best looking Ford in their range. Shame.

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