Crossover Ford Edge will lose front-wheel drive in the 2022 model year

Crossover Ford Edge will lose front-wheel drive in the 2022 model year

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Ford will ditch the 2022 Edge front-wheel drive model. This will make all-wheel drive standard on all crossover trims, says Ford Authority, citing insider sources.

If so, then the powertrain change will take place just a year after Ford refreshes the Edge for the 2021 model year. The main innovations are inside. The updated Edge features a standard 12-inch infotainment display with Sync 4A software.

He swapped out the old 8-inch screen using Sync 3. Ford also provided the Edge with two more USB ports, so there are now four. There is also a new Ceramic upholstery color for the Titanium Elite class.

The exterior of the 2021 Edge has new Carbonized Gray and Lithium Gray colors, and the rims have tried on multiple designs.

Since last year, there have been rumors that Ford will ditch the Edge in 2023. Crossover sales have been declining lately. As of July 2022, the company has shipped 42,704 of these to the United States, down 27.1% from last year’s 58,607 units. Over the past year, Edge has sold 108,886 units. This is 21.4 percent less than in 2019.

Meanwhile, in China, Ford is preparing a three-row version of the Escape. It is supposed to be slightly longer than the current one to accommodate additional passengers, but the overall design will be nearly identical to the five-seater version. The model could debut in late 2021 or early 2022. The novelty will not appear on the home market of the brand.

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