Yes, it's the first Ford SUV ever to sport the ST badge and thus the brand's first SUV to be tuned by the Ford Performance team. The Edge becomes the Detroit automaker's first high-performance crossover model - though it's not likely to be the last, Ford officials hinted at a background briefing ahead of the 2019 Edge ST unveiling at the North American International Auto Show next week. It will bring Ford's SUV lineup up-to-speed with crosstown rivals General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, which a year ago unveiled performance trims for full-size SUV models. Until now. The ST adds nearly 100 horsepower and 110 pound-feet of torque with Ford's 2.7-liter EcoBoost turbo V6 (335 hp, 380 lb-ft), which the company characterizes as the most potent in this class. In the Edge ST it will make 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
Delivering the power is a new quick-shifting 8-speed automatic that's connected to a full-time all-wheel drive system. The ST is further distinguished from the rest of the Edge family by various black exterior trim elements, including deeper rocker panels, the black mesh grille, the black-painted 21-inch wheels, and sporty bucket seats with deeper torso and thigh bolsters.
The 2019 Ford Edge ST also comes with a sport suspension with revamped springs and dampers, which allow for better cornering tricks.
Following CEO Jim Hackett's mantra - smart vehicles for a smart world - the 2019 Edge is outfitted with a full suite of driver-assist features.More news: Lost in space? Secret SpaceX Zuma satellite a total loss
Ford Motor Co has always tried to satisfy customers need for safety and high performance with its sedans.
Ford is going to fit the new brakes in its 2019 redesigned Edge midsize crossover and its 2019 new Ranger midsize pickup. The move to a new electronically controlled eight-speed automatic transmission sees a new rotary shifter installed in the console, just like in the larger Explorer. To our minds the first ST model was the Mondeo ST24 of more than 20 years ago and since then we've had a fairly steady stream of fast (ish) Fords, from the underwhelming (ST170) to the bloody fantastic (outgoing Fiesta). Using the FordPassTM app, drivers can also use their smartphone to start, lock, unlock and locate their Edge. For 2019, comes a slightly different kind of hot hatch, the Ford Edge ST.
SYNC with AppLinkTM, an enhanced voice-recognition communications and entertainment system, is also standard. There's a WiFi hotspot that'll let you connect up to 10 devices, and Ford says you can also upgrade to an eight-inch touchscreen.