Last year Ford sold 1.2 million SUVs around the world. This is the new Edge, and it's supposed to add substantially to that total. For the first time, it gives Ford a plausible big-SUV in our part of the world. It arrives next year, suitably equipped with local necessities including high-tech diesel engines and the steering wheel on the right.
Because it's a global car, Ford's European designers say they had an influence pretty well from the start. At the front, they made sure the grille, though bold, wasn't too brash, and added LED lighting. Along the sides they emphasised precise lines and surfacing. Oh and a stepped, black sill panel that's supposed to remind us of 'the athletic form of a cheetah'.