Replacing the retiring, Australian-built, Ford Territory, Ford hasn’t yet confirmed that the Australian variant will carry the ‘Edge’ name, though it is more than likely that it will.
In announcing the model would come to Australia in 2018, or about a year after Territory sales conclude, Ford Australia boss Graeme Whickman said the Edge would be the ideal vehicle to enter the local Ford SUV range.
“Ford will continue to be ready for SUV growth to reach even higher record levels this decade, so we are investing even more to offer the freshest models with outstanding safety, fuel economy, technology and quality positioning,”
“Adding the Ford Edge and further expanding our SUV line-up comes as many of the 5.5 million Millennials start having children and similar numbers of Baby Boomers continue to buy them after driving their early popularity.”
At this stage Ford aren’t telling us more details about local specifications, engine choices in the model overseas are 2.0 litre EcoBoost petrol, 2.7 litre EcoBoost V6 and 3.5 litre V6 petrol.
While in Europe, Ford also offers the Edge with a 2.0 litre diesel powerplant.
We will keep you updated in coming months.
Meantime, Ford also confirming this morning that the new-generation Ford Kuga would land in local dealerships early next year.