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Next-Gen Ford Edge Hybrid Details Revealed Ahead Of Debut

The next-generation Ford Edge is shrouded in some mystery, but some details about the upcoming crossover have trickled out. Aside from its appearance, Ford Authority has previously reported that the first-ever Ford Edge hybrid will debut with the new model, which is projected to grow in size and offer a seven passenger variant. Now, Chinese automotive site Xincheping gleaned some additional details from the China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology site, and a firm timetable as to when it will be officially revealed.

The upcoming Ford Edge hybrid will utilize a turbocharged 2.0L engine combined with an electric motor, potentially a hybrid version of the 2.0L EcoBoost I4. Obviously, a battery will also be included with the hybrid, but the site did not have any details about it. That said, the hybrid powertrain will apparently offer 275 horsepower, or 25 more than the American Edge and 27 more than the non-hybrid next-gen engine the Edge is expected to offer. Additionally, it appears that the hybrid variant will boast a standard or optional all-wheel drive system, as images show an Edge with a “Hybrid AWD” badge on the tailgate, the exact badge used on the Ford Escape hybrid. It also appears that certain Edge models will feature an “L” badge on the C-pillar, a possible indicator that the new model will be sold alongside the outgoing Edge. The badge may also be used to separate the five passenger version from the seven passenger model.

The Ford Edge hybrid, along with the rest of the lineup, will feature interior bits from the Ford Evos and Ford Mondeo, which also utilize the Ford C2 platform that the Edge will no doubt also utilize. It is expected to officially debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show, which is scheduled to begin on December 30th, 2022. At this point, the Edge may be solely offered in China, as the Oakville Assembly plant will stop producing the current generation crossover next year to make way for electric variants of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator.

We’ll have more on the Ford Edge hybrid soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Edge news, and for continuous Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Michael G

    Not for USA. Who cares except our enemies?

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    1. RWFA

      People who don’t take such a simplistic view of things?

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  2. William D Mullaney

    Ford makes some enticing SUVs for other markets. At least we have the Explorer, the least reliable SUV in America. I wonder what Ford expects me to replace my current Edge ST with after 2023?

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    1. RWFA

      Keep your eyes peeled pal it doesn’t exist yet!

      Reply
  3. Drew Ford Retiree

    This is ugly. The belt line spike at the C-Pillar falls victim to the same style desperation of Nissan and Toyota… “different just to be different”. I prefer “different to be better”.

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  4. RR

    Really Ford? You seem more concerned about vehicles for China than the USA. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Ford move its HQ to Mexico or China too.

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    1. RWFA

      LoL. How do you get from Ford updating an aging vehicle for the Chinese market to Ford giving preference overseas when the majority of its investment is into its North American operations for a slew of new product for our market?

      That’s a hell of a bizarre or terribly ignorant leap.

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  5. Rick

    Looks more like an updated Flex than the edge.

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  6. Allen

    Get your act together Ford! Next generation Edge for North America!

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