Ford's Edge sporty trim (ST) models, built in Oakville, Ontario, are slated to be in U.S. showrooms by this summer as the company continues to expand on its top SUV sales year in the U.S.
The company introduced its first performance-enhanced ST of the SUV line with the Edge ST, which offers more standard driver-assist technology than any other midsize SUV, according to the company.
Among the Edge ST features is one of the most powerful V6 engines available in its class, post-collision braking, Evasive Steering Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Stop-and-Go Lane Centering, according to Ford.
“Edge ST puts a new animal on the road – a performance SUV with a track mentality,” Ford's executive vice president of product development and purchasing Hau Thai-Tang said in a statement. “From a performance standpoint, and with its SUV silhouette and versatility, it sets a new standard Edge fans will love to drive.”
The Edge ST also features new front and rear styling with wide mesh grille, deep side skirts and dual-exhaust outlets. According to Ford, the Edge lineup will also include a Titanium Elite model with upgrades including body-color rear bumper and front bumper, bright-machined aluminum wheels and dark stainless-painted pockets.
The Edge ST also features a wireless charging pad and standard Ford Edge standard features such as FordPass Connect and SYNC with AppLink.