What looks to be the next Ford Edge has been leaked in an apparent corporate Powerpoint presentation deck. Despite the thumbnail image's blurry and pixelated quality, it appears as if the next generation crossover will be staying close to its current aesthetic despite an all-new front clip with redesigned grille, headlamps, and lower fascia with integrated fog lights.

The upscale-minded Blue Oval CUV is due for a redesign in 2015, having just received a mid-cycle refresh for 2011. It isn't clear what changes lie beneath the new skin, either in terms of mechanicals or interior refinement, but we suspect Ford will be looking to put some distance between the next generation model and the new Escape, which is suddenly much more car-like and not that far off the more expensive Edge in terms of overall size, power or refinement.

UPDATE: Substituted clearer image – thanks, Sean!


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      Dark Gnat
      • 1 Year Ago
      I find the lack of Falcon disturbing.
        imoore
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dark Gnat
        Thanks to the One Ford Plan (or New World Order), the Falcon is not a part of Ford\'s future global offerings. there are questions about older-generation Mustang and F-Series on this chart, but the truth is these vehicles (or their future replacements,rather) will arrive somewhere on the global market. The Falcon, despite how good it may look or perform, is not considered as important to Ford. In fact, the entire Australian product line and manufacturing operations are being treated in the same manner as Lincoln - irrelevant, meaningless, unimportant, etc. GM/Holden and Toyota are committed to Australia. Ford doesn\'t seem to care any more. As for the Ranger, Ford should make some effort to bring the truck here. Not everybody wants an F-Series. If they\'re good enough for Mexico, then it\'s good enough for the US. To paraphrase what I said earlier, GM and Toyota are committed to the U.S. small truck market (as are Nissan, plus China\'s Great Wall and Foton , once they get their act togehter). Ford doesn\'t seem to care anymore. I really would love to see Mullaly, Bill Jr. or any of the other Ford higher-ups respond to this. If they care to do so. IF.
          Winnie Jenkems
          • 1 Year Ago
          @imoore
          That's a damn shame, especially with Chrysler's 300/Charger and the upcoming Chevy SS. Ford could definitely use a solid full-size RWD platform, especially for Lincoln.
          Neouka
          • 1 Year Ago
          @imoore
          I saw a brand new loaded Ranger last month in the Cayman Islands while I was there on a cruise... man it was beautiful. We're definitely missing out here in North America.
      Aging3Series
      • 1 Year Ago
      There's a lot more sculpting on the side than the current model, but the rear window still appears quite small, so I'd guess it stays a two-row only affair. More importantly, on the main slide, where's the Falcon, Ute, & Territory?
      XJ Yamaha
      • 1 Year Ago
      By the looks of some of these comments, you'd think it'd be incredibly easy to design new vehicles which look NOTHING like something that hasn't existed at any point in the last 100+ years of automobile manufacturing. People complain now, just think what you'll be saying 10-20 years from now. Unless designs just get absolutely ridiculous, people are always going to be able to draw comparisons to other vehicles. Change helps demand, and it's becoming harder and harder to create truly unique vehicles, specifically in the sedan and SUV/CUV classes. I'd agree this image whether real or not draws similarities with other CUVs in the class, but what do you expect? You think this thing was going to look like an Ariel Atom and Dodge Viper mix?
      osunick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Other than the headlights and grille, it's very much in the BMW design idiom, particularly the shape of the DLO and the way the handles are right inline with the feature line across the side of the car.
      merlot066
      • 1 Year Ago
      Headlights a little bigger, grille a little smaller, side looks like it got a little do-over. Looks like a very nice next-gen. Now let's see the what they do with the MKX.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow I hope this is a hoax. If it was to be the new edge, then somebody in Ford is leaking IP to hyundai. ( and korean companies are notorious for stealing other peoples work, in every possible category) I always thought the new Santa Fe looked so much like a Ford, front end and back.
      A.C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is F-150 still in the old look???
      MANARC100
      • 1 Year Ago
      Do they really need a Escape, Edge, Explorer, and Flex? Seems like a lot of overlap.
        Muttons
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MANARC100
        No more overlap than Sequoia, Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Highlander, Rav 4, Venza, and Sienna. In fact, much less.
        ME
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MANARC100
        they overlap but really the edge/escape are 1 row and the explorer/flex is 2 row. then i guess you can pick which look you prefer
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MANARC100
        The Flex is essentially a minivan when you get right down to it. Car plaform? Check. Seats 7-8? Check. The only thing it has is conventional doors instead of sliding ones.
        Nick
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MANARC100
        Do they need them? No. But Ford makes bank on every Flex they sell. The only Flex's that get sold around here are $48K + EcoBoost Limited models and they don't sit on lots for very long.
      Mopar21
      • 1 Year Ago
      Notice the F-150 is about 8 years old in the pic?
      z28ssx
      • 1 Year Ago
      So when can I expect to be able to buy one of these new Ford Edges?
      Master Austin
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Edge is defined as a "personal CUV", similar to the Murano. It's for those that like having an CUV thats fashionable and has space, but not for the sole purpose of utilitarian like you would tote your kids around in an Explorer. This is per what Fords press releases years ago stated their mission was. Similar to how for years Mustang and Tbird (essentially the same) were marketed by Ford. One was sporty, the Tbird/Cougar was a "personal coupe".
      That Guy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, awful like usual. Looks like a hyundai
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