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Mike Stevens | Nov, 20 2014 | 6 Comments

Ford’s new Edge SUV, revealed in five-seat form earlier this year, has been upgraded to seven seats for the Chinese market this week.

As expected, the long anticipated seven-seat Edge retains much of the new five-seat model’s looks, with the obvious differences being a longer body and a more upright tail-end for greater head-space in the third row.

Those expecting the Edge to replace Australia’s Ford Territory might now have their seven-seat requirements fulfilled - but, for now, the carmaker is offering no firm word on either version of the Edge’s chances for a local berth.

Speaking with TMR in China at last week’s unveiling of the big new Everest 4WD SUV, Ford Asia-Pacific boss David Schoch would confirm only that the carmaker will measure its Australian offerings against customer demand.

“We will look at customer needs in Australia and what our global product portfolio can offer. We look at market demand and then how we can satisfy those needs,” Schoch said.

For now, Ford has confirmed only that the new seven-seat Edge is tailored for China, where buyers typically expect greater rear space and legroom.

“Creating and producing the three-row Edge for China shows how carefully we are listening to our customers here. Our research indicates that premium SUV customers in China are looking for more space and comfort," Ford Motor China President John Lawler said today.

"By building on the global Ford Edge, we have been able to deliver that with this vehicle."

The Chinese-market Edge will be offered exclusively with Ford’s 2.7 litre EcoBoost V6 engine, producing around 223kW. Specific technical details are still to come.

Stay tuned to TMR for word on the Edge’s potential as our new Territory replacement in Australia.

MORE: 2015 Edge Revealed, Is This Australia’s New Territory?

 
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