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North American Ford Edge Will Be Replaced By An EV

Production has already started on the 2024 Ford Edge, a two-row midsize crossover that was last redesigned for the 2015, although it received a facelift in 2019 and tech updates for 2021. The automaker officially revealed a successor last year, but the all-new model will be a Chinese market exclusive. Given the lack of a replacement for North America, especially with the reveal that the all-new 2024 Lincoln Nautilus will be imported, it was unclear if anything like a direct replacement would eventually surface. According to sources familiar with the matter however, there is in fact a vehicle in the works to replace with Edge, and it will arrive in the form of an EV.

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Assuming the sources are correct, the Ford Edge replacement might end up becoming the second two-row EV to join the lineup, after the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which is a bit smaller than the Edge. Another question relates to when this supposed replacement would arrive. Over the past year or so, Ford CEO Farley hasn’t exactly expressed his enthusiasm for two-row crossovers, first saying that gasoline two-row crossovers would be going away, then more recently saying he was glad the company didn’t focus on two-row electric vehicles. The latter comment likely reflects the ongoing price war that is taking place in the two-row EV segment, as Ford has been lowering Mach-E pricing and ramping up incentives in the wake of Tesla’s price cuts. Currently a second generation Mach-E will likely arrive in or around 2026.

In any event, a Ford Edge replacement will likely come after the second generation Ford F-150 Lightning and the upcoming electric Ford Explorer, per Farley’s comments in the Q2 earnings call. The latter vehicle, along with a fully electric Lincoln Aviator, will be the next model produced at Oakville Assembly plant after 2024 Ford Edge production concludes. At this point, a fully electric successor to the Ford Edge may not arrive until three or four years from now.

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Comments

  1. David Dickinson II

    Why would Ford create vehicle to compete with its already softening Mach E sales? Maybe this is Ford’s attempt to create a lower priced EV option, but they should probably wait and see how this whole EV transition fiasco shakes out.

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  2. Thurston Munn

    Go “woke go broke”, sadly Ford is headed there.

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    1. Cts

      I agree

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    2. Rex

      And shifting more production to China to boost their profits will push me and many others Ford owners to consider other brands.

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      1. David Lewis

        Long time ford owner, I just shifted to Rivian after 4 super duty’s and a Raptor.

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      2. RICKY

        Do they have a big enough stamp on the bottom of each unit that reads
        “MADE IN CHINA”

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  3. Mike

    If the new Edge can’t fit a washer, dryer or dishwasher appliance in the back, then I won’t replace my Edge with a Ford. Many of us Edge owners are already looking at Toyota.

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    1. Joe

      I have been a Ford owner for most of my life, this is a mistake. I am also looking at Toyota, for my next vehicle. Replacing the current Edge with a an EV is a recipe for disaster!

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    2. Barbara Kolar

      I will not buy electric replacement for the Ford Edge! I will look elsewhere!!!

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      1. RICKY

        That will be your loss Barbara, Ford makes great EV’s, period.

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  4. FordGuy420

    If they think Im buying some piece of.. from China, I’ll gladly buy GM instead. Blazer RS doesnt seem so bad right now.

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    1. Mf

      Agreed. Ford had that market nailed with Edge, and keep looking for ways to screw it up. Import from China and go full EV are both horrific decisions, and honestly whoever is making them and everyone above them should be fired.

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    2. Jess T

      Blazers are built in Mexico ;(

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      1. Emanon

        So is the Ford Bronco Sport…

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    3. Anonymous

      “Blazer RS doesnt seem so bad right now.”

      If you don’t mind paying $50K for a Chevrolet with horrible ergonomics.

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  5. Adam

    Such a stupid decision. I was a Ford tech for 13 years, The edge was one of the most well-built and reliable vehicles Ford has ever put out. Now you’re going to replace it with some electric piece of junk, that will be riddled with recalls like every other one of your EVs.

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    1. Gordon Edmonds

      Agree 1000%!! We bought an Edge after driving the daughter’s. My cousin bought his after riding in ours. My sister in law bought hers after being in ours. I’ll buy another before the 24s are gone. Way to go, Ford! Build a great SUV and kill it!

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      1. RICKY

        That’s true of every unit they decide to discontinue. As soon as the vehicle becomes it’s very best they discontinue it. It’s a pattern

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  6. Mr. Ford guy

    Our 2013 Edge has been a great family car and road trip vehicle. We will not be replacing it with a mediocre family EV and terrible road trip vehicle. I guess our Ford owning days are rapidly coming to an end.

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  7. Jimbo

    The board of directors should make an immediate phone call to Joe Hinrichs and apologize for selecting this clown Farley over him.

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    1. Barbara Kolar

      Definitely!!!

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  8. Nate

    I find it hilarious that in the banner of articles at the top of the ford authority page is an article about how Ford is outselling its far more modern competitors, and right next to that article is one that says they are replacing it with an Ev. This company is screwed. People aren’t buying EVS. The markets not ready and they are sinking the company. I work for a Nissan dealership and it’s the same thing. I’ve been there for a year and a half and we have sold 0 Leafs. We don’t stock them cause they don’t sell. We got in a shipment of 4 Ariyas when those came out several months and we just finally sold one at a loss. These companies need to wake up. They aren’t the next Tesla

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  9. Linda

    I guess this is my last edge. Not thrilled with the 2023 to begin with. To bad but will have to move on..

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  10. Carguy

    Went from a 2019 Edge to a 2021 Mach-E. The Edge was good but not great, ST (2.7 liter engine) was hampered by the dim witted 8 speed transmission, Sync 3 was outdated. The Mach E is faster (5 seconds to 60 instead of 5.6) and has more torque (428 vs 380). And it’s instant. Sync 4 is great but the rest of the interior the Edge was better. I wish they’d just put an EV power train in the Edge or a plug in hybrid.

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  11. Jeff

    Hybrids, Ford. Not EV’s. The C-Max was bulletproof and handled well…just scale it up to Edge size.

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    1. Barbara Kolar

      I would definitely buy a hybrid!

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      1. Rod Fishless

        Be cautious even with the hybrids. The same scenario exists as with an EV……it has a battery, which will affect its resale or trade. Car dealerships will not be offering much for a used hybrid because they know they won’t be able to sell a used hybrid without replacing the battery. This will be reflected in your trade value. And when dealers are stating that the batteries have a 10 year warranty, that’s only on the day you buy it. After 5 years, they’ll cover only 50% on replacement, 9 years…..10%. No one will be trading used EV’s or hybrids, because their trade value will be battery based, making them a poor investment. When the last thing to wear out in an EV is the battery, then I’d consider it. Until then I’d steer clear of EV’s.

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        1. Dave

          Lease it!

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  12. Rod Lehmann

    This EV transformation is woefully premature. Develop the battery first, which will deliver 800 miles on a charge, and I might consider it. Stories abound of nightmare charging scenarios, damaged charging stations, lack of performance in sub zero temperatures, and now Ford taking out a patent for a battery trailer to extend distance….laughable. And would you believe the gas companies are playing right into the EV playbook with gouging gas prices, which is driving more people over to the electric market. They should be dropping gas prices to keep their clientele….unless of course they are behind the development of the current substandard batteries. On top of that who is going to buy a used EV? The dealers are going to have to be installing new batteries in every used sale….that’s sure going to keep the price down! I wouldn’t even buy an electric golf cart without a new battery let alone a $50,000 used EV. Premature for sure!

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  13. David

    My 2022 Edge ST has been satisfactory and I had hoped the restyle would be ICE powered. If the Explorer ICE restyle is still happening in 2026 for Chicago I would consider; otherwise a hybrid would be okay in the Edge

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  14. John Warren

    Fords QC efforts have gone South by along with their future model planning.
    My FORD DEALER
    is top notch. Wish they had the vehicle model selection to sell.

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  15. Kerry McNeil

    I have a 2017 Ford Edge and F-350 pickup
    Been a loyal Ford fan for 50 years. My Grandfather owned a Ford dealership and my father worked for him. Not happy
    With the decision to push EV on us. I will look at a Honda or Toyota gas vehicle when I need to replace my Ford Edge

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  16. Earl

    Farley is driving Ford into the ground with his bull sh%^. He looses $3billion a year on EV’s. The reason Jim is there’s no market and no sustainable business model. How often do you think a Ford dealer changes the oil in an EV? The Flex is the best car Ford ever made, I have two and will never trade for your current junk. The Edge is the only decent car you have left and you want to make it something no one will want. Stop pandering to Grandpa Joe and listen to your customers.

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    1. jens mogensen

      ;You are absolutely RIGHT

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  17. Matt

    I wish someone manufacture vehicles without all the gadgets and computers and unnecessary bs. Just make a vehicle that isn’t connected to the fricking cloud and lower the damn price. Also drives up our insurance rates. These bastards are destroying us.

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  18. Phil

    I have a 2020 edge and love it. Why they got rid of it is stupid. They need to fire the guy/ team that made that decision. Hybrid is the way to go, not ev, the people dont want ev u have the fusion hybrid why not put that in the edge, u would sell om uh t of them. Dumb, stupid decisions will ruin ford, and drive customers to honda and Toyota.
    Wake up ford

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    1. Mf

      The Honda Passport is a great edge alternative.

      I get why they’d want to cancel Edge, it’s on an aged platform without any companion vehicles on it still. From a flexibility and research standpoint, it likely makes a lot more sense for edge to be a scaled down version of explorer. Edge as a 2 row, RWD architecture, sportier version of Explorer offers a lot to like about it as an idea. Edge ST with a RWD based AWD 3.0t motor would be a hot seller and instantly crush MDX Type S.

      But Ford will instead screw it up.

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  19. MattR

    Electric car sales have been leveling off because it’s becoming clear that prices are not coming down fast enough, inflated living costs are biting too hard to buy $40+ EV along with the looming student loan catastrophe (Biden’s gimmicks to stave it off won’t help), not enough charging stations (here in Chicago good luck finding any apart from the Lakefront & airports), and not enough electron juice in the grid (already few times power went out because of too much draw during hot days). Moreover, giant oil companies & their paid off speculators are happy because they have been jacking up gas prices ever since Biden had cancelled oil pipelines to placate the greenies. Buying Corolla or Civic Hybrid is still a better deal.

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    1. Mf

      It takes a special kind of fool to buy an EV at 7% interest. The cost premium roughly equates to your fuel spend, so you’re essentially front loading those costs and paying interest on them.

      The whole EV transition is doomed, consumers are getting squeezed left and right, with huge interest rates, way less disposable income, and huge cost.of living increases without salaries going up as well.

      The automakers need to accept this failure and move on quickly before they sink their whole companies.

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  20. Tracie Easler

    I love my Edge, but have zero intention of buying an EV. Dumb decision Ford.Adding you to the growing list of companies who don’t know who your customer is.

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  21. A Timpano

    My 2009 Ford Edge has been a great car and the Ford dealership where I bought it has taken great care of me with it over the years. Just inching up toward 60K miles now and will probably keep it for another 60K. Have not traded because I like my 6 cyl engine. Not really interested in a 4 cyl or EV. Plug in hybrid has more appeal to me. Saw an ad for one just the other day. EV for around town; gas for farther afield. Mustang EV is handsome, but too small. I need to haul stuff and I like the size of the Edge. Roomy and comfortable for longer trips, too.

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  22. philip budry

    we just leased a 2024 edge. it is loaded with options that we don’t need but the lease was so good we couldn’t refuse it. we had a 2020 with 26k miles and loved it so we decided to get a 2024 while they still made it. we will buy this one at the end of the lease so we will have a good vehicle for years to come. NOT GOING ELECTRIC. the loosers at Ford better get their act together and realize EV’s are NOT the answer. WAKE UP FORD!!!!

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  23. Linda

    Please make the Edge a hybrid not an EV. Love my 2020 Edge lease is due so looking at 2024 Edge. If it goes full EV in future May just buyout the 2024 at lease end

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  24. Lorne

    For Edge needs an update for Sue. Please update and go with plugin hybrid not full electric. The infer structure is not there. EV’s are fine in urban areas but not rural and northern areas. I see many places with charging stations and quite often out of service with no other option except a tow.

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  25. Max

    I have a 2016 ford edge and when i heard that ford is getting rid of the edge i was sooooo mad!

    Reply

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