As Ford Authority reported back in March of last year, the 2022 Ford Edge and Ford Explorer gained a new line of Outfitters cargo packages – a series of dealer-installed, bundled roof/cargo packages available on every trim level except the ST. However, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford Edge will not offer these relatively new Outfitters cargo packages for the new model year.
Currently, the 2022 Edge offers three Outfitters cargo packages – Outfitters Cargo – Skybox, Outfitters Cargo – LoadWarrior, and Outfitters Bike – FrontLoader. All three packages come with Ford floor liners for the front and rear, cargo mats, and roof side rails, which are black on SE and SEL trims and silver on Titanium.
The Skybox package adds a cargo area mat, Yakima roof-rail crossbars, and a Yakima SkyBox 16 carbonite roof box. The LoadWarrior package comes with a cargo mat, Yakima roof-rail crossbars, and a Yakima LoadWarrior rooftop basket, while the Bike – FrontLoader package consists of a cargo mat, Yakima roof-rail crossbars, and two Yakima FrontLoader bike carriers with locks.
Otherwise, the 2023 Ford Edge will present a few additional changes for the new model year, including the elimination of the SecuriCode keyless entry system, as Ford Authority reported earlier this week. The Edge also qualifies for a new custom order discount that takes $1,000 off the cost of a new vehicle that customers order, not in-stock inventory. 2023 Edge order banks opened up last month, while production is set to begin at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada on October 11th.
Though the next-generation Edge recently leaked in China, the crossover will reportedly be discontinued in North America following the 2023 model year, as the Oakville plant is set to be retooled to produce five new EVs starting in 2025.