Adaptive steering that responds to every situation
This new technology enables effortless driving at all times, in all conditions - and even when parking.
At lower speeds, such as manoeuvring in a car park, fewer wheel turns are needed to achieve full lock. At higher speeds, it automatically moves to a more conventional steering ratio to provide comfortable, reassuring feedback and rock-solid handling.
There’s also a Sport Mode. When activated, it makes driving on sweeping and curving roads more rewarding by requiring fewer turns to negotiate the bends.
Technology you can control with your voice
Confidence in changeable conditions
An intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system can determine how much grip, cornering balance and responsiveness is required in wet, dry or icy conditions and on varying terrain. The technology is intelligent, so it’s able to send drive to the front or rear axle depending on requirements. And by providing ‘torque on demand’, the system delivers exceptional handling and improved efficiency for safe, effortless driving.
Sees what’s coming, from either side
A Front Wide-View Camera on the front of the New Edge, relays a split-screen image to your car’s Multi-Function Display so you can see vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians coming from either side. This optional new technology is invaluable if you’re edging out of a narrow parking space, or on to a busy road where your view is obstructed.
Mirrors that see what you can’t
A Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) can help you change lanes more safely, thanks to RADAR sensors that scan the blind spots on either side of your vehicle. If they detect a vehicle you can’t see, an orange light, displayed in the corresponding side door mirror, illuminates to warn you.
A new technology, Cross Traffic Alert detects approaching vehicles when you’re reversing out of a space. If something’s approaching, it will sound a warning and illuminate a light in the corresponding wing mirror.
With this system, you’ll be able to hear yourself think
Active Noise Control is designed to silence any unwanted cabin noise.
Microphones detect and measure specific sound waves. Whilst a control unit can separate the sounds you want to hear, like conversation and the audio, from those you don’t.
The system then creates inaudible ‘white noise’ to cancel out any unwelcome noises and provide you with a real sense of tranquility when you’re driving.
A Hands-free Tailgate for effortless opening and closing
If you’ve got your hands full, but your KeyFree fob on you, the New Edge senses your proximity, so all you have to do is wave your foot under the rear bumper to open or close the tailgate automatically.
You can also operate the liftgate using your keyfob or buttons positioned inside your car. You can pause the lifting action at any point and the liftgate will stop.
Stress-free parking and pulling out
Using a combination of different technologies, Active Park Assist does more than automatically steer you into parallel parking spots. With Park Out Assist, it helps you pull out of them, too. The Perpendicular Parking system can sense if there’s space for your car to fit, then turns your steering wheel automatically. Side Parking Aid also warns you if there are any lateral obstructions.
Sensors that take the stress out of parking
Parking distance sensors help you judge the distance between your vehicle and obstacles, both in front and behind you. When the sensors detect an object, they activate an audible warning that intensifies the closer you get to it.
Keeping you warm, and cool
Choose leather seats (optional on the Sport and Titanium models) and both front driver and passenger seats are heated or cooled to maximise your comfort. Similarly, rear passengers can also enjoy heated seats. And if you’re the driver, freezing cold days are made far more tolerable by a heated steering wheel.
A system that can help protect you and those around you
Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection detects people (and large objects) in the road ahead, or who could cross the vehicle’s path, and warns you of their presence. If you don’t respond, the system automatically applies the brakes.
This innovative new technology is designed to reduce the severity of accidents and in some cases, eliminate frontal collision, functioning at speeds of up to 30 mph.
Exceptional protection for your rear passengers
The two rear outer seats can be specified with a safety feature unique to Ford: a Rear Inflatable Seatbelt. In the event of an impact, the belts inflate and spread the crash forces over a five times larger area of the body than conventional seat belts.
By reducing pressure on the chest and better controlling head and neck movement, this innovative technology can help reduce the likelihood of injury.
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