Ford has revealed the updated Edge – its largest SUV sold in Europe – in European specification. It gets a new 2.0-litre bi-turbo engine with 235bhp

The European-spec Ford Edge facelift is on show in Geneva, showing how the car will look when it arrives on UK roads next year.

Ford’s biggest SUV sold in Europe will get a new look inspired by the smaller Ecosport, with a more aggressive headlight design, with LED lights as standard and a new ovular grille at the front, as well as the disappearance of the characteristic light bar at the rear. A more conventional gloss-black extension of the glass is in its place, with larger separate rear light clusters.

The European car gets a 2.0-litre Ecoblue bi-turbo diesel engine at the top of the range, with 235bhp. Unlike the US, Europe won't get the 335bhp, 380lb ft 2.7-litre V6-powered Edge ST. The European Edge will have exclusively diesel engines, with the sportiest spec being ST-Line, which gets an exclusive suspension set-up and paddle shifters, in addition to black exterior trim, chrome exhaust tips and 20in alloys. 

The Ecoblue engine has two turbos - one large and one small - that work together for greater low-end torque, while at higher revs the larger, lower-pressure turbo works alone for greater power. It's also available in 187bhp four-wheel drive and 148bhp front-wheel drive forms, while a new eight-speed automatic gearbox has been added to the Edge that can detect gradients and corners for more efficient and effective gear selection. Four trims feature on the new car - entry-level Trend, mid-range Titanium, Vignale and ST-Line

More technology has been added to the Volkswagen Touareg rival, including Ford’s new Evasive Steering Assist, which mitigates crashes by helping the car steer around obstacles. Adaptive cruise control with lane centring and post-collision braking are now available in the range - the first time these have been offered in Europe. 

Automatic gearbox-equipped cars also get a rotary gearshifter in place of the current car’s lever, as part of a wider redesign of the centre console. Wireless smartphone charging and an 8.0in touchscreen with Sync 3 infotainment system have also been added. A digital dashboard is new to the model and can be adapted to the driver's preferences. 

SUVs are increasingly important among Ford's range - 2017 marked the brand's most successful year for the Ecosport, Kuga and Edge. The brand sold 230,000 SUVs last year in total, with 16,000 of them being the Edge. 

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11 January 2018

So Ford in their wisdom are not brining the ST Edge to UK. I have the current Edge Sport which is a good vehicle but is let down by the 210 diesel engine that is very under powered. 

I will not pay for the overprices Land Rover product so I would have ordered the ST. Some of us still like a decent size petrol engine (my other car is 5.0ltr Supercharged).

So no RHD 350gt, No RHD Explorer, No Fusion Sport(Mondeo).....Not every Ford customer wants a 1ltr ecosport, fiesta or ka+

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11 January 2018
daven2505 wrote:

So Ford in their wisdom are not brining the ST Edge to UK. I have the current Edge Sport which is a good vehicle but is let down by the 210 diesel engine that is very under powered. 

I will not pay for the overprices Land Rover product so I would have ordered the ST. Some of us still like a decent size petrol engine (my other car is 5.0ltr Supercharged).

So no RHD 350gt, No RHD Explorer, No Fusion Sport(Mondeo).....Not every Ford customer wants a 1ltr ecosport, fiesta or ka+

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It needs the 3.0v6 tdci engine really - Ford have just reworked this engine for the F series pick up in America - same engine as JLR.

I have driven the 207 Twin Turbo Edge - it is a big heavy car though. 

11 January 2018
daven2505 wrote:

So Ford in their wisdom are not brining the ST Edge to UK. I have the current Edge Sport which is a good vehicle but is let down by the 210 diesel engine that is very under powered. 

I will not pay for the overprices Land Rover product so I would have ordered the ST. Some of us still like a decent size petrol engine (my other car is 5.0ltr Supercharged).

So no RHD 350gt, No RHD Explorer, No Fusion Sport(Mondeo).....Not every Ford customer wants a 1ltr ecosport, fiesta or ka+

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40K for a Ford that will depreciate like a stone? That's a joke. I could spend the same amount on a Disco Sport with some tidy options and not have a car that fell in price like a brick. Seriously why would anyone who's sane spend more than 20K on a Ford unless they really like the product. Only time I'd consider doing that is on the Mustang or GT40 (if I were that well off). 

It's the same with the Mondeo. Why buy one when you can spend a bit more on a Mercedes and not get stung on the lease or when you come to resell the car for the depreciation. Doesn't make sense to me. What does make sense is that JLR now sell more cars than Peugeot and Renault in the UK and is just outside the top 10 for market share. Clearly car buyers don't won't to blow their load on cars that will be worth 5p in 12 months time. That's why I'm afraid BMW, Audi, Mercedes and JLR are killing this end of the market for the likes of Ford.

11 January 2018
TStag wrote:

daven2505 wrote:

So Ford in their wisdom are not brining the ST Edge to UK. I have the current Edge Sport which is a good vehicle but is let down by the 210 diesel engine that is very under powered. 

I will not pay for the overprices Land Rover product so I would have ordered the ST. Some of us still like a decent size petrol engine (my other car is 5.0ltr Supercharged).

So no RHD 350gt, No RHD Explorer, No Fusion Sport(Mondeo).....Not every Ford customer wants a 1ltr ecosport, fiesta or ka+

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40K for a Ford that will depreciate like a stone? That's a joke. I could spend the same amount on a Disco Sport with some tidy options and not have a car that fell in price like a brick. Seriously why would anyone who's sane spend more than 20K on a Ford unless they really like the product. Only time I'd consider doing that is on the Mustang or GT40 (if I were that well off). 

It's the same with the Mondeo. Why buy one when you can spend a bit more on a Mercedes and not get stung on the lease or when you come to resell the car for the depreciation. Doesn't make sense to me. What does make sense is that JLR now sell more cars than Peugeot and Renault in the UK and is just outside the top 10 for market share. Clearly car buyers don't won't to blow their load on cars that will be worth 5p in 12 months time. That's why I'm afraid BMW, Audi, Mercedes and JLR are killing this end of the market for the likes of Ford.

And therin lies the issue for Ford.  Stuck in the middle ground with a dwindling market share and volumes artifically propped up by forcing cars on to the market.  They just don't get branding, this is where JLR and the German brands excel, Whilst the Germans all offer superior products, JLR products at the lower end, Disco Sport, Evoque, E Pace are no better than this Ford, yet they all have high volumes of natural sales and are able to command signifacant premiums.  

11 January 2018
TStag wrote:

daven2505 wrote:

So Ford in their wisdom are not brining the ST Edge to UK. I have the current Edge Sport which is a good vehicle but is let down by the 210 diesel engine that is very under powered. 

I will not pay for the overprices Land Rover product so I would have ordered the ST. Some of us still like a decent size petrol engine (my other car is 5.0ltr Supercharged).

So no RHD 350gt, No RHD Explorer, No Fusion Sport(Mondeo).....Not every Ford customer wants a 1ltr ecosport, fiesta or ka+

More Halo models

40K for a Ford that will depreciate like a stone? That's a joke. I could spend the same amount on a Disco Sport with some tidy options and not have a car that fell in price like a brick. Seriously why would anyone who's sane spend more than 20K on a Ford unless they really like the product. Only time I'd consider doing that is on the Mustang or GT40 (if I were that well off). 

It's the same with the Mondeo. Why buy one when you can spend a bit more on a Mercedes and not get stung on the lease or when you come to resell the car for the depreciation. Doesn't make sense to me. What does make sense is that JLR now sell more cars than Peugeot and Renault in the UK and is just outside the top 10 for market share. Clearly car buyers don't won't to blow their load on cars that will be worth 5p in 12 months time. That's why I'm afraid BMW, Audi, Mercedes and JLR are killing this end of the market for the likes of Ford.

Interesting point to make - You could buy a Mercedes, BMW or Audi etc premium make for a bit more, than say a 508, Mondeo, Insignia etc. Get a lower spec/powered premium model, however for example a 3 Series hardly holds it value well these days as the market is full of used examples and don’t actually hold the value that well any more. 

11 January 2018

"new look inspired by the smaller Ecosport," I can't believe the EcoSport would inspire anything

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

11 January 2018
xxxx wrote:

"new look inspired by the smaller Ecosport," I can't believe the EcoSport would inspire anything

Great comment - agree 100%

The car-buying public gets what it deserves, unfortunately ...

11 January 2018
xxxx wrote:

"new look inspired by the smaller Ecosport," I can't believe the EcoSport would inspire anything

Steam cars are due a revival.

11 January 2018

So, Ford is gradually morphing its grille-shape away from the Aston-alike effort and back to the ovals that were so characteristic of its cars of the 90's.  Not sure it's a great idea.  

Elsewhere, I'll miss the light bar at the rear of this car ... it was crassly distinctive and a real touch of Americana on our drab UK streets.

The car-buying public gets what it deserves, unfortunately ...

11 January 2018
Bishop wrote:

So, Ford is gradually morphing its grille-shape away from the Aston-alike effort and back to the ovals that were so characteristic of its cars of the 90's.  Not sure it's a great idea.  

Elsewhere, I'll miss the light bar at the rear of this car ... it was crassly distinctive and a real touch of Americana on our drab UK streets.

I thought most of their oval shaped cars from the 90s were ugly, I hated the Mondeo facelift, it did no favours to the Escort (albeit under-the-skin improvements were drastically needed), the Fiesta looked frumpy and the Scorpio killed off the Granada line forever.

 

The light bar was distinctive and made it stand out against every other SUV flooding the market - and even their own products (Kuga / Eco'sport')

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