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2015 Ford Edge gets seven seats … in China

Believed to be the vehicle that will replace the Ford Territory in 2016, Ford has revealed a China-market only seven-seat 2015 Ford Edge.

LAST WEEK FORD took the wraps off its seven-seat Ranger-based 2015 Ford Everest which will arrive in Australia towards the middle of next year (2015). But, yesterday, at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China, Ford revealed a seven-seat variant of the 2015 Ford Edge – the model that most believe will be the replacement for the Ford Territory.

While a seven-seat Ford Edge would see the model go head-to-head with the new seven-seat Land Rover Discovery Sport, Ford has ruled out sending the vehicle beyond China. Indeed, Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president of global marketing said: “We’re going to build a very specific three-row Edge for China. It’s a really bright spot for our company”.

While exact details are almost non-existent, we do know the seven-seat variant of the 2015 Ford Edge will be around 400mm longer to accommodate the third-row seating. The wheelbase seems to be unchanged, with the rear overhang and the third lateral window larger than the standard Ford Edge.

Under the bonnet, for the Chinese market, will be a 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6 petrol engine which is believed to produce around 224kW of power.

It’s unlikely we’ll see this variant available in Australia what with the standard seven-seat, and albeit larger, Ford Everest readying for its arrival Down Under next year. But, watch this space.

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