For example, the Blue Oval has made a decision to showcase there - in front of the worldwide audience of the North American International Auto Show - the updated Ford Edge midsize SUV, complete with the all-new introduction of the ST version. The Blue Oval automaker isn't saying what it'll do, but the Edge Sport could dispatch 0-60 times in about 5.7 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 14.3, and you can expect to see the new Edge ST better those numbers.
The Edge ST has performance suspension, a sport-tuned 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine that offers 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The V6 is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive is standard.
The reign of the sedan is over-mowed down by the fuel-sipping Escapes and EcoBoost-powered Expeditions-and it's for that reason that Ford chose to funnel its R&D money into the all-new Edge crossover. It's the first Ford crossover to boast some serious performance tweaks, so here's a sneak peek. The ST model gets some more heavily bolstered seats and unique leather patterns with silver seat stitching, along with different sill plates, a unique gauge cluster and an ST-branded steering wheel.
Ford's also outfitted the updated SUV with a wireless charging pad and an available 12-speaker B&O Play premium audio system. Ford has also announced an ST version of the Edge, and the specs suggest it'll bother many hot hatches.More news: IRS rolls out new tax tables
We want to like the all-new, 2019 Ford Edge ST - we really do.
The new Edge - including all-new Edge ST - is Ford's smartest SUV ever, and every model comes standard with more driver-assist technology than any other midsize SUV.
The new 2019 Ford Edge gets Post-Collision Braking along with Evasive Steering Assists and Adaptive Cruise Control, with lane-keeping and stop-and-go capability.
These add to the existing forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, high-beam assist, hill-start assist and reversing camera.
The auto also has an embedded modem and Wi-Fi, able to fire up a hot spot with a 50-foot range, allowing up to 10 devices to connect to it. The eight-speed auto should give the computer more options for channeling power through the standard AWD system. Drivers can also upgrade to SYNC 3 with an 8-inch touchscreen for enhanced in-vehicle experience.