Ford debuts new Edge ST ahead of Detroit auto show

Ford debuts new Edge ST ahead of Detroit auto show

Ford has done a good job thrilling drivers with vehicles such as the Fiesta ST, Focus ST and RS, F-150 Raptor, Mustang GT350 and GT, but is now turning its attention to giving crossover SUV customers some performance giggles, too. The Dearborn-based automaker sold 142,603 Edges previous year, making it the third-best selling SUV for the company.

Of all the adjective and verb-laden names in Ford's SUV lineup, Edge stands as the lifestyle player, dedicated to those who can spend their time and money on themselves rather than on raising a family.

While the 2019 Ford Edge looks unmistakably Edge, the changes to the front-end styling are rather dramatic. Full LED headlights and fog lamps are available. The features include Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support; Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection; BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert; Lane-Keeping Alert; Lane-Keeping Assist; Auto High Beams; and Hill-Start Assist. Drivers can also upgrade to SYNC 3 with an 8-inch touchscreen for enhanced in-vehicle experience. An embedded Wi-Fi modem capable of supporting 10 devices up to 50 feet (15 m) from the vehicle is standard.

But Aquino and others noted that all the technology wouldn't be worth much if the Edge wasn't a fun ride. It's an every-day driver that adds some pep to a smaller SUV. You've got a new 8-speed automatic sending power to the AWD.

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

Where the new, 2019 Ford Edge ST truly sets itself apart is in the engine department; while the regular models all make do with a standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost I4 with up to 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, the ST gets the most potent V6 available in its class: a 335-horsepower, 380-lb-ft EcoBoost V6 displacing 2.7 liters. That trans has paddle shifters. (515-Nm) 2.7L EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 under the hood and a sport-tuned suspension. Edge owners with a penchant for collecting speeding tickets will surely enjoy feeding that dust to the competition behind the wheel of the Edge ST rather than a lower trim.

The Ford Edge ST will go on display at the Detroit motor show next week. For 2019 the Edge gains a redesigned centre console with a rotary gear-shift dial a-la Jaguar Land Rover, FordPass Connect as standard with a WiFi hotspot, the availability of wireless phone charging, and the availability of a new 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen Play premium audio system. The vehicles are made at the Oakville Assembly Plant in Oakville, Ontario.

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