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Next-Gen Ford Edge Spotted Completely Uncovered: Photos

The next-gen Ford Edge is well on its way to the Chinese market, and Ford Authority already spotted a flashy camouflage-clad prototype on U.S. roads last month. Now, our spies have caught yet another example, but this particular Edge lacks any sort of camo, finally giving a good look at the next-gen crossover in the flesh.

The exterior design of next-gen Ford Edge shows off its slimmer headlights and Ford Evos-like front grille design. It also sports flush-mounted door handles that don’t interrupt the vehicle’s smooth styling, along with prominent surface development on the doors. Interestingly, the crossover’s exhaust treatment, which has been tucked under the vehicle. However, the treatment of the lower rear fascia makes an attempt to emulate a through-fascia exhaust treatment.

It’s worth noting that the text on the liftgate reads Changan Ford, which is the name of one Ford’s primary joint venture in China responsible for the local production and marketing of Fords and Lincolns. Indeed, it will be this very organization that will be responsible for producing the next-gen Edge in China.

While not on display here, Ford Authority spotted another prototype of the next-gen Edge in late 2022, showing off what’s in store for the interior of the next-gen Ford Edge. The crossover’s cabin will feature a generous coast-to-coast screen setup spanning the entire length of the dashboard that will relay important vehicle information to the driver, as well as grant access to its infotainment system for both the driver and front passenger.

The design of the all-new Edge was already leaked in detail last year. At this time, it seems that the next-gen Edge is solely bound for the Asian country and won’t be sold stateside or in other global markets, though this can certainly change as The Blue Oval rolls out the vehicle for international consumption.

Powering the next-gen Edge will be a hybrid powertrain, while the Ford C2 platform will serve as the bones. A different version of the same architecture is also bound for the next-gen Lincoln Nautilus, which is also on the way.

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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. jess

    the lack of side marker lights reduces any hope of this coming statside

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  2. Ford Owner

    A hybrid Edge will be a best seller in the U.S. as no other domestic brand is offering such a vehicle.

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  3. JimL

    Wow, is that hideous! I mean, the sight of this will make dogs vomit from 2 blocks away. Such a shame: The Edge always had a very subtle, even understated attraction. But this revolting design? I’m actually glad it’s not coming to the States. Farewell, Ford Edge. We hardly knew ya.

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    1. Scott Z

      Looks amazing. Seriously JimL Ford are being slowly left behind in the styling department
      >Too Boxy reruns with No flair. Time to move on into a new generation like the rest have.

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    2. Scott Z

      Will say it’ll take a while to get use to those tail lights, JimL.

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      1. JimL

        For me, the roofline and especially the C-pillars are the two worst features. But who knows, maybe folks will love it.

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        1. JT

          Agreed. The C-pillars are what ruins an overall decent design. From the front and rear, I think it is nice. But that side profile beltline just kills it.

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        2. Scott Z

          Ok fair enough. See what happens I guess.

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    3. Mrx19

      Agreed. The “C” pillar rediculous.

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  4. JX

    Ford has to bring this to the US – it just looks freaking sharp, but it would for sure give the Explorer a run for it’s money

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  5. Kevin

    This has to be one of the ugliest looking I can’t believe this got a green light in any country.

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  6. Steve

    Where are the Carol Shelbys and Lee Iacoccas at!? Ford needs to bring back guys like them! This is what happens when a company focuses more on its public image over car design and development.

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    1. MarkV

      Lee would know how to fix Lincoln and give us what we want.

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      1. RWFA

        Lee: “Mo chrome and crystal pendant hood ornaments! Mo 2-tone and frenched padded vinyl roofs! Mo Ghia badges and portholes! Mo whitewalls and wire wheel covers! Mo cigar ashtrays and double cup holders!”

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  7. JC

    Nope. Chevy Blazer and the Korean makes can keep their weird angles.

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  8. Mark Tilton

    Lookalike a Hun– Mits combo moving up in styling !!!! to average —–

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  9. JBbooky

    Let’s be woke and hide the exhaust. I’m glad the headlights are being mounted lower on some of these things so as not to blind those of us that drive sedans.

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    1. RichG

      Aaaaaaaaaand more ridicuous use of the word “woke.”

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      1. RichG

        ridiculous

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    2. Lone Haranguer

      Now hidden exhaust is “woke”? JFC.

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    3. RWFA

      LoL your use of woke is a sad person’s joke.

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  10. JAK

    I agree the C pillars are the weak item for me. When I first saw the photo, my eyes immediately went there and thought, what is that!

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    1. RWFA

      Agree, they are kinda wierd.

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  11. Michael K

    It looks like an alternate reality Ford Explorer if it were designed by a 5-year old on a FWD architecture. Doesn’t even resemble a Ford or an Edge at all.

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  12. Glenu

    Kinda made me want to run out & put a down payment on the current Edge.

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  13. Mike

    There’s got to be multiple people who designed this SUV. One for the front, the interior, the back, the sides. Just like i have heard in some cooking competition, the components are good but when put together it does not make sense. Overall design is one of the most hideous new vehicles lately. Bye Edge. Older Edge needed a better interior. New Edge needs new interior and exterior. Way to go Ford. You just made the company relevant again in designing hideous vehicles. Sorry China this is your Edge. Yes i am a Ford person too.

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  14. Buoy Boi

    Looks pretty good from the front and rear. C pillars look like a hearse tho.

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  15. Tony

    The whole car is grossly ugly.
    Fits in perfectually in with ugly Chinese cars.

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  16. iceman

    C pillars ? If it isn’t broke don’t fix it

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  17. Scott

    Yah… I’m glad that this isn’t coming to the US as wow, that looks no bueno. I like the size of the current Edge now, this just feels very similar to an Explorer which is big for my tastes. All Ford had to do was have a Hybrid Edge option for the US Edges and it would have been a goldmine!

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  18. Dennis Hlavacek

    Absolutely horrible styling Ford! I’ll keep my 2013 SEL ! Nice delivery van! Love the idea of a hybrid but not with this terrible styling! But, it’s all irrelevant yo us in the U.S. since the vehicle is for China. Thanks for nothing,

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  19. Drew Ford Retiree

    Horrible.

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    1. RWFA

      Agree. Reminds me of those old 1960’s Rambler wagons where the c pillar carried over from the sedan such that the back section looked tacked on (same as for Saab wagons in the 1990’s).

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  20. Tom Wilhelm

    We had a 2016 then got a 2019 that we’re driving now. We loved both of them. This new style isn’t very appealing to me. I guess we’ll be buying something else next time.

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