Report: 2011 Ford Edge to get 4-cylinder EcoBoost

At the 2010 Chicago Auto Show next week, FoMoCo will unveil its new 2011 Ford Edge crossover. The Ford brand sibling to the 2011 Lincoln MKX we saw at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show will be the first to feature Ford’s new 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine and the company’s new MyFord Touch (Lincoln MKX will get MyLincoln Touch).

The body of the 2011 Edge will be a little more on the facelift side rather than a revolutionary redesign.

“It’s a pretty heavy face-lift. It’s more than what you’d normally do with a mid-cycle freshening,” said analyst Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics LLP in Birmingham who saw the new Edge. “Usually, automakers just change up some of the plastic.”

However, the big news will be a new 3.5L V6 and the 2.0L 4-cylinder EcoBoost that will deliver the same power as a 3.0L V6 with significantly better fuel-economy.

We’ll have more concrete details for you next week.

Source: Detroit News