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Next-Generation Ford Edge Might Only Offer One Length

The next-generation Ford Edge is well on its way to the Chinese market in the near future. Considering that a prototype was recently spotted wearing a colorful promotional wrap, its reveal is likely to take place in the coming months. However, there are quite a few details regarding the forthcoming crossover that remain a mystery, but there remains a distinct possibiliy that it will likely only be offered in one length.

According to a Chinese government website where the next-gen Ford Edge was leaked earlier this year, the crossover is set to arrive with one length, deviating from the current lineup, which offers an extended-length Edge Plus with a third seating row. However, the site indicated that the forthcoming Edge will be offered in both five- and seven-seat configurations.

Ford Edge Plus

It’s entirely possible that the five-passenger Edge will simply not be outfitted with a third seating row, and that the seven-passenger variant won’t be any longer than the five-passenger variant. This does seem to explain why the next-generation Ford Edge is 196.8 inches long, while the outgoing model is only 188.8 inches long.

Additionally, the forthcoming Ford Edge is two inches wider than the current-gen model and an inch and a half taller. Despite being larger than the outgoing generation, as well as nearly two inches wider, the crossover’s turbocharged Ford 2.0L I4 EcoBoost engine, produces two less horsepower, interestingly enough. It will also feature a hybrid powertrain, and a unique coast-to-coast touch screen for access to the infotainment systems and gauges.

The Ford Edge will likely remain alive in the Chinese market exclusively once production of the 2023 model year ceases. The Oakville Assembly plant, which is currently responsible of the crossover’s production for the North American market, will be retooled to produce EVs, leaving the domestic Edge without a production home.

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

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

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  1. John McKay

    Most of the content here seems to draw us to the development of Fords new product in China, such as the Edge being built for China only! The Explorer being restyled for the China market one full model year sooner than for the USA market. I was ready to replace our 2017 Explorer Limited with a new Explorer but with little to no change I don’t see a point in doing so. I have been purchasing Fords for well over 20 years, it’s time to start looking at some other brands. I understand it’s a world market and Fords place in that market but it sure seems like Ford has forgotten their roots.

    1. Michael G

      I agree. My 2017 Ford Fusion Sport is my last Ford. Maybe my last so called American car. No EVs for me.

      1. RWFA

        Well this probably applies then:“Don’t let the trunk lid hit ya where the good lord split ya.”

  2. Jim

    Did Ford find these designers in an elementary art class for the blind? God awful

  3. Allen

    No edge hybrid for north America. Really FORD. Guess it’s time to move on from ford.

  4. Carol

    Why is China getting the next generation of Ford vehicles?

    America should get the new releases at the same time, if not before!


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