Ford adds visual tweaks to 2018 Edge SEL with new Sport Appearance Package


Ford's Edge has developed into an attractive crossover-utility vehicle that is available with numerous engine choices and equipment to meet your needs and desires. For 2018, Ford is giving you another choice. For those of you that like the look of the top-of-the-line Edge Sport but don't want the turbo V6 and all that equipment, you can now get the "look" on the mid-range SEL model with the new SEL Sport Appearance Package ($1,295 option starting in the Fall of '17). The Edge SEL w/SAP also comes with premium cloth seats for those of you that live in sunnier climes. Engine choices include the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four or the 3.5 liter (non-turbo) V6 with automatics. Sport Appearance Package equipped Edge SELs get a dark-accented exterior with 10-spoke 19-inch Magnetic Metallic-painted wheels, grille, mirror caps, rear spoiler, and more. Inside, the Mayan Gray fabric seats come with Umber-colored Miko®sueded cloth perforated inserts and a Copper Sands textured appliqué (that carries the color theme to the dash) and custom embroidered Umber “Edge” floor mats that finish off the Sport Appearance Package look. The new Edge SEL Sport Appearance Package combines the premium interior materials with available SEL features including SYNC® 3 with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, premium audio, rear camera, and reverse sensing system. Additional available features include a panoramic vista roof, black roof rack side rails, navigation, blind spot monitoring system, and hands-free power liftgate. All in all, a nice addition to the Edge stable. For more info, check out the press release after the jump or speak to your dealer later this year.

Source: Ford - Press release after the "read more" jump.



Press Release:
FORD EXPANDS EDGE LINEUP WITH STYLISH NEW SEL SPORT APPEARANCE PACKAGE


  • Ford reveals Edge SEL Sport Appearance Package for 2018 at the Dallas Fort Worth Auto Show – giving customers a stylish new choice in the popular Edge lineup
  • New Edge SEL Sport Appearance Package features a dark-accented exterior, unique 10-spoke 19-inch Magnetic Metallic-painted wheels, grille, mirror caps and rear spoiler
  • Interior enhancements include Mayan Gray fabric seats with Umber-colored Miko®sueded cloth perforated inserts that stay cooler in warm temperatures, plus a Copper Sands textured appliqué that carries the color theme to the dash, and custom embroidered Umber “Edge” floor mats
Ford today introduces the 2018 Edge SEL Sport Appearance Package at the Dallas Fort Worth Auto Show – giving customers a stylish new way to personalize their Edge.

This new addition to the SEL series offers a sportier look inside and out, and boasts features like a cloth interior and high-tech capabilities. It offers more choice in the Edge lineup, which includes SE, SEL, Titanium and Sport series.

“Our SEL Sport Appearance Package on Edge is an opportunity to provide customers with a vehicle that meets their high expectations while giving them more choice,” said Edge brand marketing manager Angela Canales. “Being thoughtful about design and feature combinations means we’re giving them the look and the technology they’re after at an affordable price.”

Beyond new looks, the SEL Sport Appearance Package also is functional. The decision to offer a cloth interior on a higher series model that features more standard equipment and technology comes at the request of customers who reside in markets with more extreme weather conditions. Dallas averages more than 230 sunny days a year, and because cloth seating materials tend to be more comfortable in the heat, Edge sells about 5 percent more non-leather seats in Dallas than the national average. With the Edge SEL Sport Appearance Package, customers no longer have to choose between leather-bound comfort and technology.

The new Edge SEL Sport Appearance Package combines premium interior materials with available SEL features including SYNC® 3 with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, premium audio, rear camera and reverse sensing system. Additional available features include a panoramic vista roof, black roof rack side rails, navigation, blind spot monitoring system and hands-free power liftgate.

Powerful exterior styling on Edge SEL Sport Appearance Package can be combined with a standard twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost® or optional 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine. The package includes:
  • Unique 10-spoke 19-inch Magnetic Metallic-painted wheels
  • Magnetic Metallic-painted grille surround
  • Magnetic Metallic-painted mirror caps
  • Magnetic Metallic-painted rear spoiler
  • Magnetic Metallic-painted front and rear skid plates
  • Blacked-out headlamp bezels
  • Blacked-out side window trim
The new polished look creates a unique passenger experience by featuring Mayan Gray fabric seat coverings with Umber-colored Miko® sueded cloth perforated inserts, complemented by Umber contrast stitching. Adding to the bold interior styling, a handsome custom Copper Sands textured appliqué carries the color theme to the dash, while carpets are custom-embroidered with an Umber “Edge” logo.

Another eye-catching feature of the package – the unique front seat head restraint backing – is finished in Umber-colored Miko sueded cloth.

“We decided to bring some color up to eye level for visual excitement,” said Mark Conforzi, Ford design chief for vehicle personalization.

Edge continues to help drive the midsize crossover utility segment, shattering a sales record last year with 134,588 vehicles sold – an 8 percent increase over 2015.

The 2018 Edge SEL Sport Appearance Package carries a suggested option price of $1,295 and will be available this fall.