Getting ready to make its first public appearance at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show is a new model for the refreshed, 2019 Ford Edge range, dubbed the “Titanium Elite”. It’ll sit just below the range-topping Ford Edge ST in the lineup, sharing the same 250-horsepower/275-lb-ft, 2.0-liter EcoBoost I4 as the models beneath it.
So what does the 2019 Ford Edge Titanium Elite offer, if not extra power? Panache. The new model essentially amounts to a styling package, with unique 20-inch wheels; a more premium-looking rear skid plate, and full body-color front, back, and sides. The tailgate still has the same gloss black insert as the rest of the range, but where the other non-ST Ford Edge models now all offer black cladding all around the base of the vehicle, that’s replaced with body-color-painted panels on the Titanium Elite.
Of course, the Titanium Elite also comes with whatever standard equipment the 2019 Ford Edge Titanium gets, and ships standard with an impressive suite of driver-assist technologies including hill start assist, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert, automatic high beams, lane keeping system, Forward Collision Warning with brake support, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and Post-Collision Braking – a first in any Ford.
Pricing has yet to be announced for the Titanium Elite – or any of the refreshed Edge model range, for that matter. But for reference, the current, 2018 Edge Titanium starts at $36,925 before incentives.
Keep an eye out for the new, 2019 Ford Edge Titanium Elite at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show this month.