Ford Edge ST Unveiled Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show

Ford Expands ST Trim to Edge SUV

2019 Ford Edge ST arrives with 335 horsepower

The Focus ST formally introduced Americans to FoMoCo's high performance program and the Fiesta ST built on the popularity of the Focus, offering go-fast-fans two different options when shopping for a small, high performance vehicle.

The ST edition of the Edge sport utility vehicle that Ford introduces Thursday in advance of the Detroit auto show is powered by a 335-horsepower twin-turbo V-6 engine, engineered on the track and styled to look "sinister", said its designer Steve Gilmore. The new 2019 Ford Edge will come equipped with the standard 2-liter engine, offering enhanced performance and fuel economy compared to its predecessor.

Power goes through an eight-speed automatic gearbox and the standard Edge's all-wheel drive, with "selectable" traction control and "ST-tuned" sports suspension. Standard on all but the Edge ST will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Wider 21-inch wheels are available and can be wrapped with Pirelli P Zero tires. The current Edge Sport pricing starts at $41,670, hinting the ST version to be priced somewhere near. This includes a large central grille opening and unique sculpting through the middle and bottom of the front fascia, introducing the same basic angular design that gives the ST cars their aggressive face.

The Edge has been a popular midsize SUV choice for those needing more space than the Escape without the size of the Explorer or all-new, full-size Expedition. The ST is also visually distinguishable - there's a new mesh grille, new ide skirts and a modified rear bumper with dual exhaust outlets, along with sportier seats inside.

For an edgier Edge, customers can now select the all-new ST version, which is for the first time used on a crossover. Ford will unveil its new 2019 Edge ST crossover SUV at the Detroit Auto Show next week. This is 20 hp and 30 lb-ft of torque more than the 2017 Edge Sport.

The Ford Edge is getting a sharp one. Built in North America, the Edge has also been given upgraded safety technology, with post-collision braking, evasive steering assistance and adaptive control now available in the car's home country.

The vehicle also has an embedded modem and Wi-Fi, able to fire up a hot spot with a 50-foot range, allowing up to 10 devices to connect to it. The new model also gets the ability to make over-the-air, or OTA, software updates, much like today's smartphones. There's a WiFi hotspot that'll let you connect up to 10 devices, and Ford says you can also upgrade to an eight-inch touchscreen.

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