It’s just like we announced earlier. Blue Oval Company is working on the updated version of its 2019 Ford Edge. The prototype has been spotted a few days ago, so this time we have more reliable information about the fast-selling mid-size crossover SUV.
Okay, we have to admit that these two spy pictures won’t give us all the answers we need, but there are some new styling details here. Booth front and rear ends seem to be edgier from today’s, which suggest that the crossover is getting a new hood design and perhaps a slightly restyled rear hatch. In addition, the new hood, the front end appears to have a pair of new headlights and redesigned grille. The grille won’t change its shape or size, but there might be one more slat or something like that. Plus, the new bumper will sport bigger air intakes. Around back, the 2019 Edge will definitely feature new taillights and perhaps redesigned exhaust, while the wheels should get a new design as well.
Don’t expect any big changes inside. However, the cab will likely feature a redesigned dashboard and maybe some new upholstery. The carmaker will definitely update the current infotainment and safety systems. The Sync 3 will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while there should be a few additional USB ports available. Cruise control, blind-spot detection, cross-traffic alert, lane keeping will come in a pair with a new 360-degree camera.
According to the latest reports, the 2019 Ford Edge will keep its engines unchanged. So, you will be able to choose between 2.0-liter and 2.7-liter EcoBoost and 3.5-liter V-6 engines. However, the trio won’t be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission as it is now. No, the manufacturer will use a new nine-speed automatic gearbox, which should boost fuel economy a little bit.
The refreshed 2019 Edge crossover will make its official debut early next year at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The price will slightly rise over $30,000 for the base model.