Ford has been spotted testing a prototype for a new Edge crossover.
The current Edge has been on the market since model year 2015 and could definitely use a redesign. However, the Edge in our spy shots was designed specifically for the Chinese market, so it’s unlikely to make it to the US
The US Edge is expected to be phased out later this year. Ford has held back on the future of the nameplate in the US, but an electric successor — along with a successor to the Lincoln Nautilus — is possible as Ford’s Edge assembly plant in Oakville, Canada, is scheduled to be converted to build electric vehicles by 2024 by 2025 where the first electric vehicles are built.
The fringe in our spy footage has already surfaced on the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website. The debut will take place later this year.
2024 Ford Edge (China spec) leaked
The crossover features the same sculpted design as Ford’s mid-size Mondeo sedan, which replaced the Fusion in China last year. The Blue Oval also has a unique version of the Explorer for sale in China, as well as a unique coupe-like crossover known as Evos.
According to information from China, this Edge is closer to a mid-size vehicle with a length of 196.9 inches (US-spec Edge is more than eight inches shorter).
It has been confirmed to come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 rated at around 250hp. An electrified option with around 270 hp is also planned.
A related Lincoln Nautilus is also due later this year. It will also likely be limited to the Chinese market.