FoMoCo will start exporting its Canadian-built 2011 Ford Edge to China and is also considering exporting more vehicles form North America to the growing market.
“They are on their way to dealers now,” said Ford Motor China Vice President Nigel Harris. He said that the model will be on sale by the end of the year. The Edge is the only Ford model that is exported to China from North America, but Harris said the company is considering more vehicles.
“We have talked about the opportunity for other nameplates,” Harris told Detroit News. “We’re looking at other niche vehicles we could bring here to supplement the lineup.”
Refresher: The 2011 Ford Edge is available in 3 trim-levels including SE, SEL and Limited. All are powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that makes 285-hp, the best-in-class among V6 rivals and 20 more than the outgoing model. It gets an EPA-estimated at 19/27 mpg (city/higwahy). The 2011 Ford Edge Sport is powered by the same 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 that powers the base 2011 Mustang, producing 305-hp (40-hp more than the outgoing model) and 280 lb-ft of torque. EPA-rated fuel-economy comes in at 18/25 mpg for the front-wheel-drive model. Prices start at $27,200.
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– By: Stephen Calogera
Source: Detroit News