Ford last week pulled the wraps off of a brand-new addition to the Ford Edge crossover lineup at the Dallas Fort Worth Auto Show: the “SEL Sport,” which will be available for the 2018 model year.
Like the standard SEL, the SEL Sport will ship with a standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, with a normally-aspirated, 3.5-liter V6 available as an option. The new Sport Appearance Package is primarily cosmetic, bringing blacked-out headlamp bezels, blacked-out side window trim, and a host of Magnetic Metallic pieces to Ford’s mid-size crossover. These include Magnetic Metallic skid plates, mirror caps, rear spoiler, grille surround, and unique 19-inch, 10-spoke wheels.
Inside, the Ford Edge SEL’s new Sport Appearance Package includes standard SYNC 3 infotainment, a premium audio system, rear-view camera, and reverse-distance sensors. The seats are covered in Mayan Gray fabric with umber contrast stitching and perforated Miko® suede inserts, also umber in color. A “Copper Sands” dash appliqué further sets the interior apart.
“Our SEL Sport Appearance Package on Edge is an opportunity to provide customers with a vehicle that meets their high expectations while giving them more choice,” says Ford Edge Brand Marketing Manager Angela Canales. “Being thoughtful about design and feature combinations means we’re giving them the look and the technology they’re after at an affordable price.”