It’s fair to say that Ford have been very much centre stage at the 2015 Geneva motor show. Naturally, the intense chattering of camera shutters has been very much aimed at the US giant’s two major headline-grabbers in the form of the all-new Focus RS and the next generation Ford GT supercar. However, away from the frenzied hubbub of anticipation generated over these high performance goliaths, the blue oval has brought along a little extra something to spice up the Swiss showcase.
Taking its European bow, the all-new Ford Edge Sport SUV is crossing the pond for the first time to join its smaller cousins the Kuga and the EcoSport in the company’s European stable later in 2015.
Having already established itself as a strong seller in the US arena, the Edge SUV lands on our shores fully equipped with a variety of advanced new tech including Adaptive Steering, Active Noise Cancellation and Front Split View Camera. The European Edge Sport shares the chunky aesthetic of its all-American counterpart, albeit with the addition of a hexagonal black gloss front grill as opposed to the rectangular chrome fascia seen on the US variant. Just as noteworthy are the athletic creases spanning the length of the Edge’s side panels that converge with the adjoining rear headlamps, the most eye-catching element at the rear of the car.
As a performance-inspired SUV, the Edge Sport also comes with a few extra goodies as standard, the pick of which includes 20-inch dark alloy wheels, twin rectangular exhausts as well as a sports-inspired skid plate and rear diffuser.