The new Ford Edge large SUV offers a comprehensive range of camera- and sensor-based driver assistance technologies designed to make journeys more comfortable and less stressful, and to help drivers avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go and Lane Centring; Post‑Collision Braking; and Evasive Steering Assist.
Luxurious features available to enhance comfort and convenience include a customisable digital instrument cluster; heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and steering wheel; a wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones; and a 1,000-watt, premium B&O Sound System.
A new 238 PS bi-turbo variant of Ford’s 2.0‑litre EcoBlue diesel engine delivers the power of a larger capacity engine alongside the optimised fuel-efficiency of a smaller engine, and combines with an intelligent new eight-speed automatic transmission for effortless cruising.
The new Edge also enhances Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system with new all-wheel drive disconnect, which can automatically switch seamlessly between two-wheel drive and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive as required, to optimise handling and help further improve fuel-efficiency.
Available in stylish Titanium, Ford Performance-inspired ST-Line and upscale Vignale variants, the new Edge features technology to keep drivers and occupants connected while on the move, including FordPass Connect embedded modem and Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system.
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The new Ford Edge is offered with a range of sophisticated Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies designed to enhance protection, driving and parking, and make journeys more comfortable, less stressful and safer.
ACC with Stop & Go and Lane Centring helps the vehicle maintain a comfortable driving distance from vehicles ahead and helps reduce stress during long road trips by helping keep the vehicle centred in its lane.
The new Stop & Go feature enables the ACC system to bring the vehicle to a complete halt in stop-start traffic using up to 50 per cent of total braking force, and automatically pull away if the stopping duration is less than 3 seconds. For stopping durations greater than 3 seconds, the driver can push a steering wheel button or gently apply the accelerator pull away.
Lane Centring technology monitors road markings and can apply gentle but discernible torque to the steering system to help drivers stay centred in their lane whenever the ACC system is activated. Designed to support drivers at speeds up to 200 km/h (125 mph), the technology will deliver visual and audible warnings if it detects a lack of steering wheel input from the driver.
New Evasive Steering Assist is designed to operate at city and motorway speeds, and uses radar and a camera to detect slower-moving and stationary vehicles ahead and provides steering support to enable drivers to manoeuvre around a vehicle if a collision is imminent.
Post-Collision Braking helps to reduce the impact of a potential secondary collision by automatically applying moderate brake pressure when an initial collision event is detected; slowing the vehicle can potentially lessen injury to occupants and further damage to the vehicle.
Ford Co-Pilot360 is a collection of advanced driver assist technologies that work together to make your driving experience more comfortable and more enjoyable than ever. For example, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go automatically adjusts your cruise control speed based on the vehicle ahead. If traffic slows to a standstill, the engine will automatically stop and restart when the road clears. The system can even recognise speed signs and adjust your cruise control speed accordingly. Lane Centering technology can also provide steering assistance by following road markings to help keep you positioned in the middle of your lane.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go technology lets you choose the speed you want the system to maintain. If the built-in RADAR sensor detects a vehicle ahead, it will slow your vehicle to maintain a pre-set distance, and can even bring the vehicle to a complete stop in heavy traffic. Once the road in front is clear, the system will accelerate back up to your chosen speed.
Evasive Steering Assist is designed to detect vehicles, pedestrians or other objects in the road ahead. If it detects a potential collision it makes the steering more responsive to help you avoid the obstacle.
The new 4-cylinder, 2.0L Ford EcoBlue diesel engine is a highly advanced, turbo-charged engine that delivers measurably improved efficiency, performance and refinement. The new engine can improve fuel efficiency, is more responsive and is also quieter than ever before.
The New Edge comes with a new a new Rotary Gear Shift Dial as standard. The new dial replaces the traditional gear level. This new advanced automatic transmission delivers improved acceleration and super-smooth gear changes. It also gives the interior a much cleaner design and increases space in the cabin. Usefully, when you park your SUV the shifter will automatically set into the parking mode.
When you stop at traffic lights or your vehicle is idling in a queue, this technology can automatically switch off the engine. When you're ready to move, just depress the clutch and select first gear as usual, or release the brake on an automatic, and the system restarts. Auto Start-Stop is particularly effective in town and city streets, where it can cut fuel consumption by up to 10%.
FordPass Connect becomes even more powerful after it’s been paired with your smartphone via the FordPass app. Once connected, you’ll unlock a range of innovative new features. For example, you can use your phone to locate your vehicle, and lock or unlock it remotely. You can monitor fuel level, mileage and tyre pressure, and get vehicle health alerts direct to your phone. For customers of the New Edge ST-Line and Vignale, you can even start the engine so that it’s de-iced, demisted and ready to go when you are. You can also program your satnav from home by sending a destination directly from your phone to the car.
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For the first time ever, the New Edge is available with FordPass Connect. The system provides a range of invaluable benefits, including up to 4G LTE Wi-Fi*for a maximum of ten devices, and real-time traffic updates delivered straight to your in-car navigation. Both FordPass Connect and the premium B&O audio system as standard on ST-Line and Vignale.
Whatever your taste in music, it deserves to sound as the artist intended. That’s exactly what you can expect in the New Edge. Why? Because it’s available with B&O. This premium level 1,000-watt audio system delivers a rich, powerful sound via a 12-speaker, woofer and subwoofer inclusive set-up. This advanced technology has been specifically designed, developed and fine-tuned for the Edge by B&O´s specialist acousticians. So, turn it up and enjoy your favourite bands and songs in the concert hall that is your car’s cabin.
This smart system helps to making loading and unloading the Edge as effortless as possible. When the car senses the proximity of your key fob, simply wave your foot under the rear bumper and the tailgate will automatically open or close. It’s ideal for when you have your arms full and can’t reach the handle.
MyKey lets you set the maximum speed limit, a seatbelt reminder, the volume of the audio system, and many other settings. The technology is designed to give you peace of mind if you lend your vehicle to a friend or family member, because you can programme the restrictions you want to set for that key. You can keep the unrestricted ‘admin’ key yourself and even have more than one of both if you want.
The Edge is available with a full-length panoramic roof. This lets natural light flood into the car to create a light and airy interior. The front half is power-operated and can tilt or slide right back, and a full-length, retractable sunshade lets you open the glass to get some fresh air while staying protected from the sun.
Ford SYNC 3 is a state-of-the-art system that enables you to stay connected and control your phone, music and navigation system with natural voice commands, and even reads out your text messages. You can also use a colour touchscreen with pinch-and-swipe gestures for more intuitive navigation. The technology connects to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too, and with AppLink, you can access some of your favourite smartphone apps. You can even call up a list of local restaurants just by saying “I’m hungry”.