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The blue oval has added a new member to its Ford Performance lineup – the Edge ST.

Ford’s newest member has been revealed ahead of its public launch at the 2018 Detroit motor show. The five-seat SUV has been given the same performance upgrades as the Fiesta ST, Focus ST and RS, including a new turbocharged engine, unique bodykit and sports suspension.

Under the bonnet is a 2.7-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine that produces 250kW of power and 515Nm of torque. It’s paired to a specially-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission and sends power to the road via an all-wheel drive system.

Ford says the suspension has been “ST-tuned” for improved handling and a performance brake package is available as an option.

“Edge ST puts a new animal on the road – a performance SUV with a track mentality,” explained Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing. “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 gets a unique look from the mainstream offerings, with a new front bumper featuring a dark mesh grille. It rides on 20-inch alloy wheels as standard but 21-inch rims are available as an option too.

Due to arrive in Australia at the end of 2018, the mid-size SUV will wear the Endura badge locally. However, despite the obvious appetite for performance SUVs in Australia Ford’s local operation has ruled out offering the ST variant down under.

Ford Edge ST revealed

The Endura will be a diesel-only model when it arrives locally in the fourth quarter of 2018. It’s expect to look like the just launched 2019 Edge (pictured, above), which is also being revealed at the Detroit show.

Updates for the 2019 Edge include a new look grille as well as new safety technology, including mild autonomous functionality called ‘adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane centring’, as well as post-collision braking and evasive steering assist.

Ford Australia hasn’t confirmed local Endura specifications yet, beyond ruling out petrol-power, so it is unclear if all the safety features will be available locally.


 

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