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Next-Gen Ford Edge ST-Line Spotted Completely Uncovered

The next-generation Ford Edge destined for China may or may not be sold in other parts of the world – including the U.S. – but regardless, we already have a pretty good idea of what the redesigned crossover looks like. The next-gen Edge first leaked via China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website last August, and Ford Authority spotted the crossover completely uncovered and driving around last month. As Ford Authority reported early this month, a next-generation version of the Ford Edge ST-Line will also be offered in China, and now, we have photos of that new model to share as well.

As previously reported, the next-gen Ford Edge ST-Line features a host of blacked-out trim adorning the front grille, roof, roof rails, mirror caps, the lower rear fascia, and will be offered with at least two different wheel options, including one dual five-spoke design as seen here. Additionally, a black cosmetic element is present along the bottom of the doors, while the mirror arms are finished in body color. Up front, the Edge ST-Line features a more aggressive, distinct lower fascia.

Back in October 2022, Ford Authority reported that the new Edge will be offered with a hybrid powertrain, and this particular prototype is seemingly equipped with it, given the presence of a “Hybrid AWD” badge on the tailgate. That setup will consist of a turbocharged 2.0L engine combined with an electric motor, which could potentially be a hybrid version of the turbocharged Ford 2.0L I-4EcoBoost. The gas engine and electric motor produce a combined output of 275 horsepower.

As for the inside of the next-generation Ford Edge, some recent photos confirmed that the crossover will follow the new Ford Evos and Lincoln Zephyr by offering a coast-to-coast screen setup that spans the entire length of the dashboard. The next-gen Edge is expected to ride on the Ford C2 platform, which also underpins the Evos, and shares many elements of its exterior design, too.

We’ll have more on the next-gen Ford 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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  1. JimL

    Absolutely hideous. I don’t know how anyone at Ford thought this design was appealing.

  2. Tim

    Looks like a modern take on the griswall wagon.

  3. Michael K

    Has to be the ugliest Ford since the Edsel, I’m not convinced the Chinese will like it either.

  4. Kevin

    The design could work as a convertible but not as a hardtop as pictured.

  5. Kenneth Hubert

    You guys like the BMW big mouth grill

  6. Dean

    The kick-up under the C-pillar is bad design for America but might appeal to the Chinese. Why else put it there?

  7. Victoria Gilbert

    Well I like the 2023 Ford Edge, it works for me. However, since they ( Ford) had chosen to stop manufacturing the vehicle I will be looking at the Buick SUV or the Honda SUV. So I guess it’s ” good bye FMC

  8. Emmet

    I like the way station wagons morphed into CUVs only to have them morph back into wagons. Yawn, China can keep it.


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