Ford’s new large SUV, the Edge, has arrived in Ireland. The Ford Edge will sit alongside the Kuga and EcoSport in Ford’s SUV line-up.
With pricing starting at €55,700, the new Edge is positioned towards the premium end of the large SUV segment and comes with a high specification as standard and Ford’s ‘Intelligent All Wheel Drive’ for optimised traction in slippery conditions.
Two trim levels will be sold here, Titanium and Sport, with standard equipment including 19” alloys, front and rear parking sensors, handsfree power tailgate, keyfree system, Ford DAB navigation system, Active Noise Cancellation, rear view camera and illuminated scuff plates.
Sport trim equipment includes 20” alloys, Adaptive Steering system, SONY DAB navigation system with 12 speakers, unique front, rear and side sports body styling with dark exterior detailing, and alloy pedals.
The Edge is offered with a choice of two 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engines, one with 180PS or a Bi-turbo version with 210PS. Both versions deliver up to 48.7 mpg and emissions are rated at 149 g/km CO2 for Titanium models, and 152g for Sport.
2.0-litre TDCi 180 PS models are equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox and come in at €55,700 in Titanium trim or at €57,450 in Sport trim. 210 PS models come with a six-speed PowerShift automatic and start at €60,350 for Titanium and €62,100 for Sport.
The new flagship SUV features a host of technologies including Active Noise Control (works like noise-cancelling headphones to counteract unwanted noises in the cabin), Pre Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection (can apply the brakes to avoid collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians), Ford Adaptive Steering (automatically adjusts the steering ratio according to speed to optimise manoeuvrability and precision), Front Wide View Camera (technology that can see around corners even when drivers cannot), and a number of parking aids.
The new Ford Edge is available from Ford’s Irish dealer network now.