Previously expected to be discontinued following the 2023 model year, the Ford Edge looks set to live on – at least in certain parts of the world – following a leaked next-gen model that recently surfaced in China. In the meantime, the 2023 Edge will soldier on with a few changes for the new model year, including at least one for the high-performance variant of the crossover, as sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford Edge ST is adding a new interior appearance package.
The 2023 Ford Edge ST is gaining the new ST Interior Appearance Package, which is optional on High Package (401A) models. The new package adds a handful of features to the cabin of the performance-focused model, including leather-trimmed seats with Miko inserts and Race Red and Raptor Blue accent stitching, a perforated leather steering wheel with an ST logo and Race Red and Raptor Blue accent stitching, and those same colors adorning accent stitching present on the door inserts, center console lid, and front and rear floor mats.
In addition to this new package, the 2023 Ford Edge is also dropping the SecuriCode keyless entry keypad from the lineup completely, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month. Additionally, the 2023 Edge is also losing the Outfitters cargo packages that were previously available for the 2022 model year, while the crossover is eligible for a custom order discount that takes $1,000 off the cost of a new vehicle that customers order, not in-stock inventory.
As Ford Authority reported back in June, 2023 Ford Edge production is currently scheduled to begin at 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 ongoing supply chain challenges.