Ford Edge’s current generation ceased to be produced sometimes back, so currently, Ford has no medium size crossover to fit in its place. However, there are rumors that a 2016 Ford Edge will be produced beginning of 2015. Edge is positioned above other sports utility vehicles’ from Ford such as Escape, but below Explorer and Flex. 2016 Ford Edge can seat up to five adult passengers, and with the coming of the 2016 model, this aspect will be rolled over. The 2016 Ford Edge will even be much better than the previous model, and it is expected to return better fuel economy as a result of the new batch of engines.
2016 Ford Edge: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Its redesigning will include use of high quality materials in its construction. This new 2016 Ford Edge will be based on Ford’s C/D global Platform which is one of its best. The former exterior lines in its borders will remain the same but there will be some improved aerodynamics. More specifically, the roof line, the windscreen line, the bonnet line and the roof spoiler line will be set in an ideal position. It will come in an attractive style that will draw modern day car buyers to purchase it. It will be equipped with a large front grille to give it a special look. Again, this SUV will get some LED headlights with a trapezoidal form which will fit perfectly in their space, and also occupy some space on its fender. This new model will still remain as a five door while its rear view mirrors will be in the body color. As for the windows, they will be surrounded with a chrome decoration. The rear part will protrude outwards and will include the attractive LED lights ranged in a horizontal manner. At its rear lower part, the manufacturer will place chrome exhaust pipes.
Its interior will be quite roomy to offer its users a comfortable ride, and it will also be quite functional. The seats shall be electronically adjustable and they will be covered using high quality materials. Its cabin shall be extremely attractive as it will be lighten up using the pleasant LED lights. At its dashboard, there will be a number of features necessary for controlling the auto. At the centre of the dashboard, there will be an eight inch display that shall be connected with MyFord infotainment system. Other new features in the 2016 Ford Edge include 3D navigation, audio systems, Bluetooth, anti-lock brakes, stability control, air conditioners, USB port, dual zone automatic climate control and electric and heated seats. In terms of safety features, the 2016 Ford Edge will come with forward collision warning, parking assist for both front and back.
2016 Ford Edge: Engine Options
This new model 2016 Ford Edge will come with a mix of both old and new power units. For the U.S market, The Edge will get a 3.5 liter V6 engine generating 265 horsepower and 253 lb feet of torque. Another engine options will be a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine which will be able to generate 245 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. There are also rumors of a 2.7 liter V6 EcoBoost with strength of 320 hp and maximum torque of 375 lb feet of torque. All the engines are expected to be combined with an automatic transmission.
2016 Ford Edge: Price, Release Date and Competitors
2016 Ford Edge will be launched at the start of 2015 and then be released for sale towards the last quarter of the same year. As for its price, they are expected to remain as they are, that is, at $ 28 000 for the base models and $ 37 000 for the higher trims. Some of its biggest competitors will be Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee.