Blue Oval has one more ST model in its lineup, though it’s not any hatchback this time. No, the carmaker has released it can make hot crossovers as well and the first of the kind is going to be the 2019 Ford Edge ST. The vehicle has been introduced today at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show and here’s what you can expect from it:
The 2019 Edge ST is paired with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo mill, which is basically in charge for “Sport” models. Still, the engine is boosted just a little bit in order to push the crossover into “ST” territory. From now on, the V6 will be able to deliver 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Ford isn’t going to use its new 10-speed auto transmission this time. Instead, the updated 2.7-liter V6 will be connected to all-wheel-drive via an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
According to the carmaker, by using the engine, the new SUV will be able to outperform the Edge Sport. Taking into account that the “Sport” version speeds up from 0 to 60 in 6.2 seconds the 2019 Ford Edge ST will probably need less than 6 seconds. The manufacturer has switched the car to an ST-tuned suspension in order to improve handling and enable a sharper response.
The new vanilla crossover is using bigger wheels too. Instead of thus far biggest 20-inch wheels, the ST-treated Edge SUV will ride on 21-inch alloys, which are fitted with larger brakes. To be more precise, there are 13.6-inch rotors in the rear. The hot high-riding vehicle is also featuring a few styling changes such as a wider grille and dual exhausts around back. Plus, the overall exterior looks more aggressive thanks to a hood that was brought forward and redesigned LED headlamps, which are pushed to the corners.
Ford has updated the regular 2019 Edge, too. The starting option is mated to a 2.0-liter turbo-4, which now delivers 250 horsepower. Aside from the additional 5 ponies, the crossover is also mated to a standard start/stop, as well as to a far better safety features. The SUV will host blind-spot monitors and active lane control, as well as a forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
Both the regular and the all-new 2019 Ford Edge ST are going to hit dealerships this summer. The manufacturer is still hiding the price, but we think that the new topper isn’t going to cost over $50,000.