New trim responds to higher demand for luxury crossovers

Ford has seen a healthy eight-percent increase in sales of the Edge crossover with higher trims over the last four years. As a response, the 2019 Edge is getting a new luxury-minded trim package that should help boost consumer interest in the two-row crossover. It’s the Titanium Elite and it slots between the current Titanium and the new performance-oriented Edge ST.

Continue reading for more on the 2019 Ford Edge Titanium Elite.

A More Luxurious Ride to Soccer Practice

The 2019 Ford Edge Gets Gussied-Up Titanium Elite Trim in Chicago
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The new trim brings 20-inch wheels with a unique design, more upscale “skid plate” on the rear bumper, and body-color trim around the entire outside

While Ford fans might find it odd the automaker didn’t choose the Platinum name for the new trim, as it has with many other vehicles, the Edge Titanium Elite moves into new territory for the intrinsically family-friendly SUV.

The new trim brings 20-inch wheels with a unique design, more upscale “skid plate” on the rear bumper, and body-color trim around the entire outside. Ford hasn’t released information regarding interior improvements, but we expect more news as the 2018 Chicago Auto Show rolls along. We know it will have the updated seen elsewhere in the 2019 Edge lineup, including the new rotary gearshifter and updates to the SYNC 3 infotainment. Connectivity upgrades will include the new FordPass system and the Ford+Alexa AI personal assistant.

The 2019 Ford Edge Gets Gussied-Up Titanium Elite Trim in Chicago
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The Titanium Elite will use the 2019 Edge’s updated powertrain, which includes the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and new eight-speed automatic transmission. The EcoBoost received a five-horsepower gain of the 2018 model, making it worth 250 horsepower and an unchanged 275 pound-feet of torque. The Edge comes standard with front-wheel drive and AWD remains an option.

Ford did not release pricing for the 2019 Edge Titanium Elite, but we’re expecting a modest increase over the standard Titanium trim. For 2018, the Edge Titanium starts at $35,930. Given the 2019 model is getting a significant mid-cycle refresh, which generally is accompanied by a price increase, the new Titanium Elite will probably start around $37,500.

We’ll have more as Ford makes the information available.

References

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