Changan-Ford Introduces New Edge For Chinese Market

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
changan ford introduces new edge for chinese market

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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  • Dal20402 Dal20402 on Dec 29, 2014

    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.

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    • Dtremit Dtremit on Jan 04, 2015

      @dal20402 The US-spec Edge is quite different from either of these Chinese versions, though it retains some common components: Notably, the lower front fascia appears much more rounded, and the rear greenhouse is completely different.

  • Petezeiss Petezeiss on Dec 29, 2014

    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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    • Petezeiss Petezeiss on Dec 29, 2014

      @NoGoYo "What is a two year old Mitsubishi Outlander?" Two years old. See, two normal people years are like 10 Zeiss years. I will never buy used again because normal owners are BRUTES.