Ford is hoping the Titanium Elite package for the 2019 Edge will attract more wealthy consumers.
Of all the cars revealed at this year's Detroit Auto Show, the Ford Edge ST was one of the biggest surprises, featuring sporty looks complementing its 335-hp 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 engine lurking under the hood. Ford isn't finished sprucing up the 2019 Edge yet, however, as the automaker has announced that a new Titanium Elite appearance package will debut at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show in a few days. Building on the success of the current Edge Titanium, the Elite package is designed to attract a more premium audience.
It will be available with a wealth of exclusive exterior enhancements including unique 20-inch wheels, full body color sides, a revised bumper, metallic accents, and a premium rear skid plate. Since it was introduced in 2006, Ford has sold 1.3 million examples of the Edge SUV and two million examples worldwide. Sales for high-trim versions of the Edge like the Titanium and Sport have increased by eight percent in the past four years, so Ford is clearly hoping to capitalize on this success and the popularity of premium SUVs with the new Titanium Elite package. Beyond the cosmetic changes, the Titanium Elite will retain the 2019 Edge's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
This unit develops 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that helps improve fuel efficiency. Those looking for a sportier SUV can also opt for the Edge ST, which has a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 engine with 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, as well as sport-tuned suspension. In terms of safety tech, every Edge model is equipped with a raft of driver assists such as forward-collision warning, pre-collision assist, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. No pricing details have been revealed yet, but we should find out more after the Edge Titanium Elite debuts at the Chicago Auto Show.