Fresh off some styling tweaks and new tech features for the 2021 model year, the 2022 Ford Edge received a host of changes as well. However, the 2023 Ford Edge will be that crossover’s proverbial swan song, as it’s set to be discontinued as FoMoCo continues its pricey EV pivot. Regardless, those interested in ordering a 2023 Ford Edge will be able to do so next month, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority.
2023 Ford Edge order banks are currently scheduled to open up on July 18th, while production is set to begin at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada on October 11th, just a few days after 2022 Edge production ends on October 7th. As is always the case, these dates are subject to change, particularly in light of various supply chain shortages.
Back in June of 2020, Ford Authority reported that the next-generation Ford Edge had been canceled in a surprising move that was seemingly spurred by labor negotiations over the future of the Oakville plant, where the Lincoln Nautilus is also built. Ford and the Canadian union Unifor eventually came to an agreement that will see the Oakville plant retooled to produce five new EVs starting in 2025, while Ford Authority confirmed back in January that the Edge will indeed be discontinued in North America following the 2023 model year. FoMoCo CEO Jim Farley also indirectly hinted at the Edge’s demise earlier this week.
In the meantime, the 2022 Edge introduced a number of changes to the crossover, dropping its front-wheel drive configuration, illuminated glovebox option, Ford Performance blue paint color, and SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad as standard equipment, while all 2022 Edge models have dropped the previously standard rear parking sensors, too. Regardless, pricing rose roughly $2,000 across the board. The Black Appearance Package is new for 2022, as is the SEL Adventure Package, though the latter received a name change to Sport Appearance Package shortly after its launch.