Ford Edge SUV Facelift REVEALED ahead of Detroit debut

Ford Edge SUV Facelift REVEALED ahead of Detroit debut

The brakes are part of a suite of standard safety features on the new Edge, Ford said, including technology that detects objects and pedestrians and can prevent collisions by automatically braking and steering for the driver.

Yes, it's the first Ford SUV ever to sport the ST badge and thus the brand's first SUV to be tuned by the Ford Performance team. Under the hood is the same 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, but it's been dialed up from 315-hp and 350lb-ft of torque to 335-hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.

Drive is sent to the ground via a "quick-shifting" eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system with selectable traction control.

Other ST features improve handling, braking, suspension and engine performance.

The 2019 Ford Edge ST is introducing a Sport mode. As you can probably tell, the Edge ST also stands out from the crowd thanks to an aggressive body kit, 21-inch wheels, and dual exhaust.

Also making its debut in Detroit is the regular 2019 Edge, seen in our photo gallery in Deep Red paint and Titanium trim.

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The ST has standard all-wheel-drive and the most powerful V6 engine in its class with auto start-stop technology that turns off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and idling, then restarts when the brake is released.

While the 2019 Ford Edge looks unmistakably Edge, the changes to the front-end styling are rather dramatic. There are also additional standard perks - forward collision warning, pre-collision assist, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and automatic high beams.

Scott Lindstrom, driver assist technology manager at Ford, highlighted Edge features and said drivers appreciate receiving danger alerts that avert potential collisions, evasive steering support, adaptive cruise control, lane centering technology as well as parallel parking assist.

Ford's also outfitted the updated SUV with a wireless charging pad and an available 12-speaker B&O Play premium audio system. It's all mated to a new 8-speed transmission.

Many buyers of the SUV are professionals who say they want to project a positive image while having access to a wide range of options that may now include WiFi hotspots, internet access for up to 10 devices, and the ability to use a smartphone to lock, unlock, remotely start and locate the Edge.

The usual facelift fodder applies, with the Edge getting a new front end with Ecosport-like grille and new LED headlights, and the back end loses its full-width light cluster which is replaced by new tail lights and a black glass panel in between.

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