October 17, 2006

Ford Edge crossover-SUV officially launched

Ford Edge crossover-SUV officially launched
The 2007 Ford Edge will go on sale in November, Mercury News is saying, and will start at humble $26,000. Ford hopes that the crossover will help the company to compensate for the slowing down sales of large SUVs, which market position has been severely damaged by record-high oil prices. Although being much smaller than a real truck, the Edge will offer significantly better mileage.

The Ford Edge crossover will come in two trims.

Ford Edge crossover-SUV officially launched

The basic Ford Edge SE will feature front-wheel drive, rear spoiler, dual exhaust pipe, second-row 60/40 split fold-flat seats, MP3 audio input jack on the central console, and 17-inch painted aluminum wheels. There will also be such standard safety features as AdvanceTrac with RSC, ABS, Safety Canopy with rollover sensor, front- and front seat side-impact air bags, occupant classification system, adjustable head restraints and LATCH system.

Range-topping Ford Edge SEL will offer such additional features as all-wheel drive, chrome tipped dual exhaust, a 6-disc CD changer, body color rear spoiler and fog lamps. Of course, the CUV will be more expensive than the basic trim: expect to pay a minimum of $27,990 for front-wheel drive models and $29,640 for all-wheel drive models.

Both models will share the same 3.5-liter V6, featuring a maximum of 265 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque and married to a six-speed automatic transmission.

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