As we turn the calendar to another year, a variety of new and refreshed automotive models will be launching, as is the case with each and every year. For 2023, there are a number of notable changes coming for a host of Blue Oval vehicles, both in the U.S. and abroad. Thus, we’ve assembled a list of every new and refreshed international Ford model here for our reader’s convenience. If you’d like to check out the list of all the changes coming to American 2023 Ford models, you can do so by heading over here.
While production of the current-gen Ford Edge is slated to end at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada in 2024, an all-new next-generation version of the crossover is coming for China, and perhaps other markets as well. However, save for a recent leak showing off the new Edge’s exterior styling, not much is known about this particular crossover, save for the fact that a hybrid version is coming that will utilize a turbocharged 2.0L engine combined with an electric motor. Additionally, the new Edge appears to be larger than the current model, and features styling influenced by the Evos crossover and Mondeo sedan.
Like the Edge, the next-gen Lincoln Nautilus is also coming for China, and it could also be sold in other markets, though that information is unclear at this time. Imagines of the new crossover also leaked a few months ago, giving us a look at its Zephyr and Star-inspired exterior, as well as dimensions that are larger than the current model.
With the 2023 Escape getting a refresh, it stands to reason that its European counterpart – the Kuga – will follow suit. If it does indeed mimic the Escape, the refreshed Kuga will get revised exterior styling, some interior updates, and the addition of larger infotainment screens, as was the case with its American brethren.
Ford Transit Custom
The next-generation Transit Custom was revealed back in September with all new styling inside and out, plug-in hybrid and diesel variants, an all new architecture, four different variants, a standard 5G modem, a 13-inch SYNC 4 touchscreen, and the full suite of Ford Pro software, connected vehicle services, and charging solutions. The next-gen van will be built at the Ford Otosan Assembly plant in Turkey, with EcoBlue deliveries set to begin in mid-2023, while additional variants will be available later in the year.
Ford E-Tourneo Custom
The new E-Tourneo Custom continues Ford’s EV van push in Europe, adding a more luxurious variant to that expanding lineup. he Ford E-Tourneo Custom utilizes a 74 kWh with the same battery cell technology as the Ford F-150 Lightning, which powers a 160 kW electric motor to delivery up to 370 kilometers (230 miles) of range. Active, Sport, and Titanium X trims, along with both standard and long-wheelbase variants are available with seating for eight, along with a 13-inch touchscreen running SYNC 4. The E-Tourneo Custom – will be built at the Ford Otosan Assembly plant in Turkey, with deliveries beginning in mid-2023 for European customers.
Ford E-Transit Custom
The E-Transit Custom is yet another new EV van for Europe, sporting a 400-volt, 74 kWh battery pack with a targeted range of 380 kilometers (236 miles). Customers can choose between two available outputs – 100 kW or 160 kW (133 or 214 horsepower) – though each of which produces the same 415 Nm (306 pound-feet) of torque. Available in double-cab-in-van and kombi body styles with a choice of short or long wheelbase and low or high roof configurations, the E-Transit Custom features a new 13‑inch landscape touchscreen running Sync 4, and is currently scheduled to enter production in Turkey in the fall of 2023.
Ford Puma EV
Ford MEB Sport EV
Ford is launching two new crossovers that will ride on Volkswagen’s MEB platform next year, including this one – a “sport” model that could be called the Explorer Sport when it arrives. The sport model is slated to enter production at the newly revamped Cologne Electrification Center in Germany by the end of 2023 following its debut in March.
Ford MEB Mid-Size EV
The other crossover in Ford’s forthcoming MEB duo is a mid-size model that is expected to feature a more conventional, SUV-like design compared to the sport version. It will also be built at the Cologne Electrification Center, but won’t launch until 2024.
Ford Transit Courier/Tourneo Courier
The new Transit Courier was spied testing by Ford Authority back in September, but little is known about the forthcoming model or the Tourneo Courier at this time. That prototype’s styling is very Puma-like, though that may just be a placeholder, however. The next-generation Transit Courier is expected to continue to utilize Ford’s B platform, which it will share with the Puma.