Crossover vehicles are one of the fastest growing vehicle segments across US. One of the popular mid-size crossovers is the Ford Edge. Debuted in year 2006, Ford Motor Company introduced this model at North American Auto Show. Still in its first generation, Ford Edge has been a gleaming success for the company and gained large fan following over a short period of time. There have been more around 400,000 units sold until now, and the sale trend continues to go up. Design of Ford Edge was car-based even though it was a crossover SUV. Compared to other truck-based SUV, it delivered higher fuel efficiency and better road comfort. Ford Edge defined that cross-over SUVs can be used by everyday commuters too. In 2011, Ford Edge was given its first facelift with changes to its exteriors and interiors and improved Ford Accessories. Exterior changes included new Ford Wheels, front fascia and revised bumper while changes to interiors included capacitive touch controls and upgraded materials.
Second generation of Ford Edge was revealed recently, and this model has new engines. When Fort Edge was launched, it was a technologically advanced vehicle of its time and the 2015 Ford Edge has taken the experience further. The 2015 Ford Edge is still based on the primary principles of the model and has same high level craftsmanship and improved dynamics. It delivers features consumers are looking for and is a package of technology, quality and efficiency. Major upgrades to the vehicle have brought comfort, refinement and technology to a mid-size car. By bringing features of luxury cars into this segment, it has challenged luxury cars and their high costs. All earlier Ford Edge models were available in 3 trim levels – SE, SEL and Sport. But, 2015 Ford Edge has introduced another top-of-the-line trim level – the Titanium. Being the first Ford vehicle to get an adaptive steering, Ford Edge has not only brought advanced technologies to the vehicle, but also to the manufacturing plants.
As Ford Edge belongs to the segment of vehicles made with advanced technology, its maintenance costs are less. Cost of repairs varies with the handling and use of the vehicle, and it will decide how many times you need to visit the mechanic. Most commonly found repair problems for Ford Edge include fluid leaks at axle area, problem in headliner and sunroof area, sliding out of windshield and others. Whether you are getting your vehicle checked up for a minor problem or facing a major problem in area like the engine, make sure spare parts are replaced by genuine ones. You may find that using fake parts is more economic and pocket-friendly it is not good for the car in long term. Counterfeit spare parts work less effectively and can be unsafe. Market of fake automotive parts is thriving, hence even when you are visiting a mechanic verify that he uses genuine spare parts. Remember, fake spare parts, no matter how small, can increase risk of vehicle breakdown.