By on December 29, 2014

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It’s official: This is the Chinese-made Ford Edge Sport and Edge Limited.

CarNewsChina reports the new crossover for the Chinese market will be leaving for the showroom from Changan-Ford factories beginning in May 2015, arriving just before the Everest SUV.

Power for the seven-passenger Limited and five-passenger Sport will come from either a 2-liter turbo-four producing 252 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, or a larger 2.7-liter turbo V6 making 300 horses and 370 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will send their power through a six-speed automatic to all four corners, with the 2-liter offering FWD as standard.

Price of admission begins at ¥280,000 ($45,000 USD), topping off at ¥450,000 ($72,400). The Limited will be limited to China for the near-term.

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15 Comments on “Changan-Ford Introduces New Edge For Chinese Market...”


  • avatar
    energetik9

    Although very highlander-ish, I like it. Better than the Highlander. I haven’t seen the new US model Edge. It is different correct? This is just a shared name?

    • 0 avatar
      bball40dtw

      The Edge Sport is basically the same as the Edge built in Oakville. The Chinese Edge Limited has a sixteen inch longer wheelbase and is a 7 passenger vehicle. At about 128 inches, that is a longer wheelbase than even the Flex and MkT.

  • avatar
    dal20402

    The styling couldn’t be more generic CUV. It made me nearly fall asleep at my desk. Assuming the Chinese Edge Sport is the same as the upcoming U.S. Edge, it’s a step back.

    But the 2.7TT is a quite attractive powertrain in a vehicle of this size. Only luxury makers (such as Audi with its Q5 3.0″T” or Porsche with the Macan) do better underhood.

    • 0 avatar
      bball40dtw

      It’s more or less the same styling wise.

      The 2.7TT is a awesome. It has a $38K-$40K entry price on the Edge though.

      • 0 avatar
        dal20402

        The old one had a unique identity — the “jellybean” CUV, rounder than anything else. It was cohesive and tight.

        This new one is just a Ford grille slapped on a generic CUV shape that looks like everything else in the segment. The Limited is even worse than the normal-length version.

        • 0 avatar
          bball40dtw

          I think both the Edge and Explorer designs are a step back, but I have a feeling I am in the minority with the Edge at least.

          • 0 avatar
            Lie2me

            Something is going on at Ford that all of their crossover are looking just like Hyundai Santa Fe crossovers. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, I’m just saying

        • 0 avatar
          dtremit

          The US-spec Edge is quite different from either of these Chinese versions, though it retains some common components:

          http://imgur.com/FAP92d4

          Notably, the lower front fascia appears much more rounded, and the rear greenhouse is completely different.

    • 0 avatar
      NoGoYo

      It kinda looks like an Edge, Explorer, and Escape melted together in some kind of crucible, then poured into a generic CUV mold.

  • avatar
    petezeiss

    So have JVs completely beaten-down purely domestic Chinese brands for export purposes? Will the meme of cheap Chinese cars flooding America ever be realized? Doesn’t seem possible given safety standards and the profit demands of the established partners in the JVs.

    Looks like we’ll never get any cheaper than Mirages from Thailand, and they’re not all that cheap.

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