For a number of years, the color blue has been synonymous with high-performance Ford ST models. Liquid Blue was a staple on promotional Ford Performance vehicles for some time, including the only Ford Fiesta ST ever painted that particular color, which was later purchased by a lucky Blue Oval fan. Now, however, the 2022 Ford Edge ST will be losing its own blue hue – simply dubbed Ford Performance – Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with the 2022 Ford Edge ST launch.
The Ford Performance paint option was exclusive to the Edge ST and was very similar to the famed Liquid Blue hue that has graced the flanks of the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Ford GT, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, and Ford F-150 Raptor show vehicles over the last several years. The latter color was, for the most part, exclusive to those promotional vehicles, though other, similar colors have been available on production versions of Ford’s performance lineup, however.
The Ford Edge ST gained its Ford Performance blue paint option for the 2019 model year. Currently, the Ford Explorer ST can be optioned with a color called Atlas Blue, but it’s just a bit different. That same hue will also be available on the 2022 Edge ST, so at least fans of the color blue will still have one option available.
Aside from losing Ford Performance as a color option, the 2022 Ford Edge is undergoing one other big change, as Ford Authority reported yesterday. The 2022 Edge will drop front-wheel drive and come equipped exclusively with all-wheel drive across the entire lineup, making it just the third FoMoCo product to be sold exclusively with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, joining the Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport.