Ford Debuts New Edge ST to Enhance SUV Sales
Ford's Edge ST will be in showrooms this summer.
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Dearborn automaker Ford Motor Co. has introduced the ST brand to its SUV lineup with the new Ford Edge ST, following its best-ever SUV sales in the U.S. during 2017.
Tuned by the Ford Performance team, the Edge ST features a V6, 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine, with 335 horsepower and 380 pounds per foot of torque. The vehicle is also outfitted with a quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, standard all-wheel drive with selectable traction control, and an available performance brake package with ST-tuned sport suspension.
“Edge ST puts a new animal on the road – a performance SUV with a track mentality,” says Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president of product development and purchasing at Ford. “From a performance standpoint, and with its SUV silhouette and versatility, it sets a new standard Edge fans will love to drive.”
A new Sport Mode allows Edge ST drivers to experience more aggressive throttle response and shifting patterns that hold gears near redline through cornering maneuvers, sharper engine braking, and more resonant exhaust tone. Drivers can also manually shift using the steering-wheel mounted SelectShift paddle shifters. In addition, the Edge ST features enhanced front and rear styling, a mesh grille for optimal cooling, deep side skirts and dual-exhaust outlets, and available 21-inch wheels.
Every model comes standard with Ford’s driver-assist technology including Forward Collision Warning, Dynamic Brake support, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping Alert, Auto High Beams, and Hill-Start Assist. Standard safety features include AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, Curve Control, and 911 Assist.
The new Ford Edge and Edge ST is slated to arrive in showrooms nationwide this summer. Prices will be announced in the coming weeks.