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Chinese 2021 Ford Edge Will Get Large Touchscreen, Updated Interior

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Back in October, a revised 2021 Ford Edge was revealed for North America with minor exterior styling changes and a revamped interior with a large, 12-inch infotainment screen. Now, some photos of the Chinese 2021 Ford Edge have surfaced over at Rush Lane, showing similar interior updates. However, they don’t look anything like the ones present in the American Ford Edge.

Chinese 2021 Ford Edge

Instead, the interior looks virtually identical to the new Mahindra XUV500. Both feature a horizontally placed infotainment screen, while the American Edge has a vertically-oriented unit. Likewise, the center stack design is completely different, with HVAC vents mounted below the screen instead of on each side of it, while the controls are likewise unique in each model.

The differences between the American Edge and Chinese Edge extend to the instrument cluster as well, where the Chinese version has a horizontal, fully-digital screen compared to the analog and digital unit in the American crossover. Additionally, both the Chinese Edge and Mahindra XUV500 feature a flat-bottom steering wheel, while the American version has a traditional round piece.

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North American 2021 Ford Edge

While this may seem surprising on the surface, Ford and Mahindra announced that the two automakers would be forming a joint venture last year, and in August, revealed plans to co-develop both a B-segment and C-segment SUV. These moves are just the latest in a partnership that has existed between the two since 2017.

Regardless, it’s certainly interesting that Ford is moving in a completely different direction with its Chinese Edge. The 2021 Edge is expected to launch early next year in China, while the Mahindra XUV500 will follow in mid-2021. The jointly-developed crossovers will arrive later, sometime around mid-2022, according to the most recent reports.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Finally, I was waiting to see when you guys were going to report on this. There is also another spyshot of a new Ford crossover in India with the front end leaked in tractor trailer.

  2. when one goes up ford’s chinese page, and converts chinese to dollars 1= .15, you will find the fords sold in china a much cheaper than those sold here in the US, much cheaper. Pretty much the same all over the world, just like prescription meds, Americans pay much more…American’s should be paying the same or Less.

  3. It’s actually more expensive due to import taxes and the vehicle itself starts at 250,000 which translates to $38,280 in USD

    • Ford is all about job one=making money. Ford is in partnership with two chinese mfgs. In China, Ford makes cars through its joint venture with Chongqing Changan Automobile and Jiangling Motors. Forget taxes for one moment, the cost of the vehicle is just that, tax is something the communists add to it. Just as if you purchased a vehicle in the U.S., the sales tax, and dealer fees are Established by the state. The bottom line, ford does not collect any money from the commies when they tax a ford; therefore, ford is still making money at the lower sales price. Americans are paying far toooooooooo much for fords. Lastly, ford offers vehicles with diesels/manuals etc. out side of the U.S., we get a much small selection, and pay the higher price.

  4. Hey guys maybe china should let us build them here in america! Atleast they looking at us for model like cars. But yeah america is expensive. Mines 2007 ford edge all i can afford.

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