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New Ford Edge crossover revealed

Ford has unveiled its new Edge crossover for the North American market at the Ford Go Further Consumer Event in Michigan, USA.

The new Edge, as described by Ford is an upscale utility vehicle and is based on the same platform that underpins models sold internationally such as the Mondeo sedan.

The new Ford Edge crossover is loaded with tech features such as adaptive steering, active noise cancellation system, and front split view camera to name a few.

According to Ford, adaptive steering system which is on offer on the Edge continually changes the steering ratio with the vehicle speed, which it claims optimises the steering response anywhere between parking speeds and highway cruising speeds.

The Ford Edge’s Active Noise Cancellation system features three cabin-mounted microphones which it uses to help generate opposing sound waves via the audio system’s speakers. These sound waves act as cancellation against unwanted engine and road noise in the Edge’s cabin.
The Front Split View camera in the Ford Edge helps the driver at difficult junctions and when maneuvering out of parking spaces. It uses individual camera units set to view at 180deg across the front of the car. Additionally, along with familiar technology such as automatic city braking and blind spot warning, one of the more unusual options are inflatable rear seatbelts, which have an airbag inside the webbing strap that runs across the passenger’s chest.

The Ford Edge will also come with all-wheel drive system on offer in some international markets that can incorporate Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control.

The Ford Edge will come with Ford’s award-winning EcoBoost petrol engines which will be available in 2.0-litre and 2.7-litre V6 guise and a standard V6 motor.  There will be 2.0-litre diesel motors also on offer in select markets. Transmission choices include a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual gearbox depending on engine.

Ford will also launch the Edge in the Australian market where it will replace the Territory crossover.



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