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Next-Generation Ford Edge Will Offer Hybrid Powertrain

Details regarding the elusive next-generation Ford Edge are beginning to trickle in. It seems  likely that the crossover will be offered exclusively in China, as evidenced by an information leak in the Asian country, although it’s unclear at this point if it could be sold in North American markets after the 2023 model year. In China, at least, the next-generation crossover will retain the turbocharged Ford 2.0L I4 EcoBoost as the current-gen Edge, but Ford Authority has learned that its powertrain options will include a hybrid electric powertrain as well.

According to sources familiar with the matter, the next-gen Ford Edge will offer a hybrid powertrain. At this time, it’s not clear if said powertrain will be an entirely new powertrain, or if it will feature a propulsion system currently found in other vehicles made by The Blue Oval. The next-generation Edge is expected to be underpinned by the automaker’s C2 platform, which is currently found beneath vehicles such as the Ford Maverick and Ford Escape, both of which offer the Ford 2.5L hybrid powertrain. It stands to reason, then, that this powertrain could be easily utilized in the next-generation Ford Edge as well.

Currently, the North American variant of the Ford Edge features a choice of two engine options. The first is the turbocharged Ford 2.0L I4 EcoBoost engine, and the second, the twin-turbocharged Ford 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine, can be found under the hood of the Edge ST.

As Ford Authority previously reported, the next-gen Ford Edge cabin takes styling cues from the Ford Evos, which is also exclusively offered in China. The new Edge incorporates a similar cabin design to that of the Evos, a coast-to-coast screen setup, flush-mounted door handles and a redesigned set of taillights out back, not unlike its platform stablemate.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Nico

    …so first cancel the Edge for NA, then add the hybrid drivetrain that it deserved! A little “back asswards” don’t you think or maybe nowadays the customer is always wrong!

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  2. Mike K

    Ford can’t supply enough 2.5l hybrid engines for the Escape and Maverick orders they have now. So let’s put them into vehicles we sell to the communist!
    Sorry I don’t see that making sense.

    Reply
  3. David Dixon

    In the main picture of this article…..my goodness it’s bland – ugly enough to have been designed by Honda escapees.
    The current Edge is such a sweet compromise with nice sharp clean lines and glass areas. This potential new one is frankly horrible.

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    1. Scott Z

      Agree 100% David D. Totally hopeless Ford!

      Reply
  4. Ford Owner

    Ford must add hybrid power train options to all of its SUVs, including the Expedition and Excursion. The Explorer hybrid is doing well.

    Reply
  5. EcoBoost29579

    Please don’t bring that awful-looking thing to the States. Talk about a downgrade in the looks department. Current one is good-looking.

    Reply

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