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Next-Generation Ford Edge To Offer ST-Line Trim In China

While Ford Edge production is set to end at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada following the 2023 model year, a next-generation version of the crossover will live on – in China, at least, though it’s unclear if it will be sold in other markets. Regardless, the next-gen Ford Edge leaked back in August of last year, giving us our first real look at what to expect. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the forthcoming Ford Edge will offer an ST-Line trim option in China, too.

The next-generation Ford Edge ST-Line will feature a host of blacked-out trim adorning the front grille, roof, roof rails, mirror caps, the lower rear fascia, and at least two different wheel options, including one dual five-spoke design. Additionally, a black cosmetic element will be present along the bottom of the doors, while the mirror arms will be finished in body color. Up front, the Edge ST-Line will also feature a more aggressive, distinct lower fascia.

As Ford Authority previously reported, the next-generation Ford Edge will feature an interior design inspired by the China-only Evos crossover, with a coast-to-coast screen setup that utilizes a 3.6-foot wide horizontal screen encompassing a 12.3-inch digital cluster and 27-inch 4K touchscreen, all of which bridges the instrument panel and doors, uniting the entire interior space. The extra-wide horizontal screen is powered by Sync+ 2.0, which utilizes a brand new UI design. Last October, Ford Authority secured photos of the new Edge’s cabin, previewing these details.

On the outside, the Edge’s styling is also heavily influenced by the Evos and other recent China-only Blue Oval products, with slim headlights, a new grille design, flush-mounted door handles, and other familiar cues. As Ford Authority reported in December, the new Edge may only come in one length, however – albeit with five- and seven-seat configurations – as well as with a hybrid powertrain option.

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.

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. Scott Carmichael

    With that ugly rear window, it would never sell in the US, so leave it in China.

  2. QCX

    Hard to believe Ford wants to cancel the new Edge for North America (rear window not withstanding). Finally it gets a hybrid option, which means it can complete with popular Japanese mainstream SUVs (Highlander, Pilot, CX-90…), and they drop it. Escape will be next,

    Ford is leaving so many holes in the product line, they’ll be in a pickle when people stop buying over priced big SUVs, pickups and off roaders. Gotta have mainstream vehicles to fall back on when times get tough.

  3. JAK

    Not liking that side profile at all.

  4. Mark B


  5. Mark B

    Lower and aggressive…really? Compared to what?

  6. Allen

    Come on Ford! Not all customers are going to shell out 60-100 grand for your next generation. Will move on to other brands.

  7. Tsklx

    Chief designer of Ford China: Simon Brook, an American automobile designer

  8. Kyle

    The design could work IF made into a convertible SUV. Skyliner SUV vert anyone?

  9. Marcus

    I was looking forward to the next generation Fusion… #Canceled.
    I transitioned to the Edge and was looking forward tot he next generation Edge… #Canceled.

    From front to back this thing is hideous!!! Keep it over seas.

    I don’t have any other Ford vehicles that attract me. I’ll be buying another car in about two years and sadly I think I’ll be going to another brand.


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