2022 Ford Edge going all-wheel-drive solely in response to report

Ford’s fashion-forward Edge crossover has been an enormous vendor for the blue-oval model, however subsequent 12 months the nameplate could also be gaining much more traction, if not within the market, then on the highway.

In response to Ford Authority, this car is getting an vital driveline change for 2022. Sources point out the Edge will solely be provided with all-wheel drive within the upcoming mannequin 12 months. If that is true, it is a historic shift for the nameplate, which has been obtainable with a selection of both front- or all-wheel drive just about throughout its mannequin lineup.

It is unclear why Ford would make this Subaru-esque change, and the automaker didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark, nevertheless it’s excellent news for folk that stay in areas that get snow and ice in colder months. Even a “soft-roader” just like the Edge might be virtually invincible in these antagonistic situations if it is fitted with all-wheel drive and has a superb set of winter tires.

The change to all-wheel-drive solely with the Edge is, nonetheless, not indicative of a broader technique change on the automaker, even when the Bronco and Bronco Sport SUVs are solely bought with four-corner traction. Curiously, with the Edge’s massive brother, the Explorer, Ford is doing form of the alternative. For 2022, the Explorer might be obtainable with an ST Line package deal that features all the sporty ST mannequin’s seems to be with a extra environment friendly four-cylinder engine as an alternative of a twin-turbo V6 plus rear-wheel drive as an alternative of all-wheel drive. In the event you nonetheless need the full-fat Explorer ST, it is also now obtainable with rear-wheel drive for 2022.

It is a lot the identical story with the thrilling new Maverick compact truck. The bottom mannequin that comes with a hybrid powertrain is front-drive solely. In the event you want a bit extra scoot, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine can also be provided. It comes normal with front-wheel drive, although all-wheel drive is offered for a not-insignificant upcharge.

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