The second-generation Ford Edge has been around since 2015 and while it received a facelift for 2019MY and the addition of a standard 12-inch screen for 2021, it is starting to feel its age.
The now all-wheel drive only SUV is already available in the United States as the 2023MY but there’s something new on the horizon in China.
As part of the SUV’s homologation process, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has published images showing what the next-gen model will look like.
Though the Edge looks very similar to the Hyundai Tucson, it has a modern face with sleek headlights and all-new look. The front fascia, which has new designs on the Ford Explorer, Equator Sport, and Evos, blends well with the grille.
The beltline is important because it rises abruptly at the C-pillar, and then gradually comes down again towards the D-pillar.
Because “floating roof” effects are still a thing in the automotive industry, Ford has blacked out all of the pillars on top of the car, and have even painted out the roof.
Compared to the current model, The China-bound version has the pillars of the mirrors mounted lower on the doors rather than at the base of the A-pillars.
The silver Edge appears fancier due to its chrome strips on the grille, whereas the blue one makes do with a 19 inch set of wheels.
The 2016 Ford F-150 headlights are completely different, and the panel below the truck’s rear quarter-panel is now much larger lettering.
The custom bumper design has metallic inserts, and includes a smaller text “F-250” below where the “Edge” logo is on the other models.
The technical specifications of the upcoming China-spec Ford Edge is revealed on the MIIT website, which tells that the upcoming model is around five meters (196.8 inches) long, making it longer than the US-spec model and even a three-row model from 2019.