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Ford Edge Production Will Extend Into Early 2024: Report

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 Ford Oakville Assembly Plant, where the Lincoln Nautilus is also built. That report was seemingly confirmed back in January after Ford and the Canadian union Unifor came to an agreement that will see the Oakville plant retooled to produce EVs starting in 2025. However, though Ford Edge production was previously expected to end after the 2023 model year, AutoForecast Solutions is now reporting that the crossover will continue to be built into early 2024.

According to that company’s newest product roadmap, Ford Edge production will continue at the Oakville plant through January 31st, 2024, at which point the crossover will no longer be built there. It’s unclear why, exactly, this is the case, but as Ford Authority reported back in May, the forthcoming Ford Explorer EV and Lincoln Aviator EV will be built at that same plant – and in fact, will be the only two models produced there moving forward.

However, those new all-electric crossovers aren’t expected to enter production until 2025 following a retooling in 2024, so perhaps Ford sees this as an opportunity to continue building the Edge in the meantime – perhaps even into the 2025 model year. At the same time, it doesn’t seem as if this will spell the end for the Edge, either, as a next-gen model is destined for China – and perhaps some other markets as well.

The next-gen Ford Edge leaked back in August via China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website, showing off design cues that closely mimic those present on the China-only Evos crossover. Powertrain details regarding this new model followed earlier this month, giving us a preview of what to expect in that regard, but whether or not the next-gen Edge will be sold in markets other than China remains unclear for now.

We’ll have more on the future of the Edge soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Edge news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Snark Twain

    Expect a midsized EV to replace the Edge and be built in the United States for maximum tax credit opportunities.

    The Edge is dead, long live the Edge.

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  2. EcoBoost29579

    Just don’t cancel it at all. Nor the Escape. And don’t replace either with an EV. Nor the Chinese fugly Edge. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist…

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    1. Sergio

      I agree.

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  3. Buy American

    The EV sales will peak in another couple of years, and then plummet as people start to see the long term costs of maintenance, including but not limited to, replacement batteries, rapid loss of energy in cold climates etc.

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    1. RWFA

      Where do you get the facts supporting your fountain of FUD Mr Big Oil guy?

      Batteries have extremely long guarantees and even at warranty end a decade later still have about 70% of their original capacity.

      And that’s only the batteries based on today’s tech and chemistry.

      The coming Fe-P chemistry and after that solid state battery designs will be yet better.

      Billions are being poured into basic battery research all around the globe, the pace of discovery, breakthru and industrialization is increasing so the improvements will be coming faster and faster.

      Your FUD is unsupported by reality.

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      1. B Tid

        70% of 160 miles in cold weather isn’t very good. My for lightning is quite the disappointment so far. The reality is I can’t plan drives over 150 miles without making absolutely sure there is a charger somewhere Incan find that hopefully works

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  4. David

    Just got my 22 Edge ST a month ago, on
    order for six months and just has 900 miles on it so far. I had six Explorers and this Edge is really the size I need and has lots of pep. Ford needs to keep this vehicle. No desire for electric vehicles here. I m in Az 2 hrs from Phx and higher elevation. We get several snows per year . Hoping people come to their senses after 2024 elections

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    1. RWFA

      One day you will know that a BEV doesn’t suffer asthma at high altitudes, nor need a turbo.

      Similarly, you will learn that BEC powertrains are much more adaptable and stable delivering torque in snow than any ICE/gear driven mechanical wheeled drivetrain will ever be.

      Just look to Norway, they have high altitudes and cold weather and a high and increasing BEV percentage of fleet. They are doing just fine.

      I expect you will enjoy your edge, and, when it’s time with you is through, your next car will be an BEV and you will actually like it much more that you presently imagine you ever could.

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  5. Tom

    When charging an EV is easier than pumping Petro, your Grandma will go EV. Wireless charging nano tech in asphalt. Your EV, “Press LIKE to charge” . Quicker charging batteries. Until then EV is good for Buses, USPO, and cops. I will take my hybrid or gas to pick up my kid from college or drive any ‘long’ distance. I’m not adding 1 hr charging to any trip. Short quick charges. I drive a Fusion Plug In, great car, just needed a 2023 redesign with batteries under floor not using, reducing trunk size and a 300 range with a plug in and wireless charging pad for my garage would be icing on Grandmas cake. Simple, the tech is available. EV too soon. Relegated to 2 seater sport car sales type. Ford dealers would sell hundreds of thousands plug in gas world wide ( ford stay out of the SALE end, your suck at it – your propaganda is pure $&@“it). Ford left the barn door open. Now that Ford stock is dropping, EV City is going to be the next Detroit. Ford, the horse left the barn. Aside, why doesn’t Manufactures get side mirror laws charged to allow inside camera tech – like they lobbied for rectangular head lights in the 70s??? Imagine 6 inch wider vehicle. Seats six in 2 rows. More room for batteries, people and no probs with dirt, ice and landscapers. SUV would be passe’. Even if EV are cheaper, my grandma would say, “a pair of shoes be two for one, they don’t fit, they no good”.

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    1. RWFA

      Wow lots of FUD here.

      With an EV, granny can charge at home and not stand in the cold looking over her shoulder while at the gas pump.

      If she doesn’t have that option, before long she can plug in while she is at the senior center, doing her mall walk, shopping, or meeting the girls for lunch, or while she is at church. No more spilling gas on her full price shoes.

      Why are you so fixated on gas? The vast majority of folks rarely drive long distances that are outside the range of EV’s.

      When you take your scholar to school that’s an occasional thing. If it’s really an expedition length trip, find a place where you can plug in, relax, have a coffee and use the time chat even a bit more with your kid, you’ll both be glad you did.). This may not be easy in the present day, but as charging points proliferate (helped by the recent agreed connector standard) and become ever easier eventually reaching ubiquity.

      As for on the fly charging, and the like, think these would be great but I question the time frame in which the could become scalable.

      Waiting on concept and experimental charging technologies is just making the perfect the enemy of the good. Today’s BEV are good, and waiting for the proposed perfect only benefits Big Oil and the unsavory types controlling foreign wellheads as we probably degrade and destabilize our climate.

      Also your specification for a Fusion HEV redesign reminds me of Homer Simpson’s dream car. It was the rolling equivalent of a “show with everything but Yul Brynner,” it was complicated and impracticably expensive.

      Most customers dread going to a dealer to buy a car. This eternal friction point is like a berserker that swallows and chews up customer satisfaction and loyalty.

      Finally, how does Ford suck at the sales end, when Ford doesn’t do direct customer sales? Your breaking into symbols here leaves me to wonder if you have some skin in the dealership game. Perhaps a dealer that doesn’t like the fact that soon sales will be straight forward with no haggling or negotiating tricks or dealer mark-ups?

      Or a dealer that doesn’t want to pay the EV tariff and hopes that the complicated, expensive, transitional and increasingly antiquated HEV* tech will rise like a phoenix savior?

      Good lord, I remember sitting on a flight from Detroit to Europe near 20 years ago and looking at the -FORD SECRET- executive briefing book for the first generation Ford Fusion. It was a good transitional technology to develop in house expertise, satisfy markets demanding this tech, and to get CAFE credits. But the tech train is moving rapidly on relegating HEV solutions to continued and shrinking niche status.

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      1. Bill

        That guy may sound like he is from a dealership. You sound like your from a manufacturer

        Reply

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