Ford showed European competitor of BMW X3

March 6, 2015 at 9:50 pm

Ford introduced in Geneva crossover Edge S for the European market, which is equipped with a pair of diesels, try to create competition in the Old World German Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
Built on the same platform with the latest generation Mondeo, the crossover is a new global strategy for a company called One Ford. Its essence is to offer a model of a single design for clients all over the world, and not to design for a specific market. Therefore, the appearance Edge S may seem familiar: similar in appearance model is already on sale in America. British edition Autocar as an example of such a strategy leads new Ford Mondeo, which in Europe until sold in the United States in a very similar appearance and named Fusion.

2015 Ford Edge picture

2015 Ford Edge pics

At Ford with the claim that shown on the equipment in Europe Edge S was fully adapted to the needs of local customers. According to the manufacturer, Edge S model is superior in its class for space in the cabin and can even bet on this indicator with a larger VW Touareg. The center console is almost entirely borrowed from the same Mondeo. The European market Edge S comes with two diesel engines Duratorq TDCI. The base engine produces 188 hp and 400 Nm of torque and is mounted with a six-speed manual gearbox.

2015 Ford Edge pics

2015 Ford Edge image

The second engine develops 207 hp and 450 Nm and is mated to a six-speed automatic. There are three variants of equipment – Trend, Sport and Titanium. The Ford predicts that up to 80% of sales will be in the top configuration. Sales will begin in the summer of 2015, and the expected price of the order of 40 000 euros.