2019 Ford Edge ST

  • Ford unveiled its 2019 Edge ST, a high-performance version of its Edge SUV, on Thursday.
  • The vehicle joins the Ford Performance lineup of vehicles, which includes the GT supercar and the Shelby GT350 Mustang
  • Ford also refreshed the regular Edge with tech features that include the ability to locate, unlock, start, and lock the car with a mobile app and connect up to 10 devices using in-car WiFi.

Ford has been using CES as an opportunity to outline its vision for a future of self-driving cars.

But the company isn’t quite ready to give up on the driver. On Thursday, the carmaker pulled the cover off the lastest member of its Ford Performance division: the Edge ST SUV.

The Edge ST — Ford’s first-ever race-ready ute — joins the hot-hatch Fiesta ST, the Focus ST and rally-ready Focus RS, the Shelby 350 and 350R Mustangs, the F-150 Raptor mega-pickup, and the $400,000 roadgoing version of the Le Mans-winning GT supercar.

“Edge ST puts a new animal on the road — a performance SUV with a track mentality,” Ford Vice President Hau Thai-Tang said in a statement. “From a performance standpoint, and with its SUV silhouette and versatility, it sets a new standard Edge fans will love to drive.”

An Edge with attitude

2019 Ford Edge ST

With an uptuned 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 under the hood, the Edge ST takes Ford’s popular suburban crossover and raises the horsepower from the top-spec Sport’s 315 hp to 335 hp (plus 380 pound-feet of torque). The eight-speed transmission with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters is also ready to push the vehicle harder than one might on runs to the grocery store.

“A new Sport Mode allows Edge ST drivers to experience more aggressive throttle response and shifting patterns that hold gears near redline through cornering maneuvers, sharper engine Read More Here