Ford Edge History
The Ford Edge was introduced to the market in 2006, moving Ford into the highly competitive mid-sized crossover SUV segment. Since its introduction, the Edge has been considered a top contender in the family car arena, helping increase Ford sales after the big economic recession that affected the car industry so much.
After it was introduced at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in January 2006, production of the Ford Edge began in October 2006 at Ford’s Oakville Assembly Complex in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Since its introduction, it has received a slight facelift, helping increase the crossover’s appeal.
Still in its first generation, the Ford Edge offers four trim levels (SE, SEL, Limited, and Sport) along with three different powertrain options, including Ford’s EcoBoost technology. Ford Canada also now offers a HySeries version, which powers the Edge with a gasoline-electric hybrid system.
Reception of Ford Edge
Since its introduction in 2006, the Ford Edge has only grown in popularity after a rather lukewarm reception. It has quickly become a leader in the competitive crossover segment, offering slick styling and practicality that makes it the perfect family car.