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The second-generation Ford Edge is now available in the UK, joining the EcoSport and Kuga in Ford UK’s SUV range. The first-gen Edge was a US model, but this new one made its debut in June 2014 as a global “One Ford” car with the Blue Oval promising to sell it in 100 markets. UK should be the first right-hand drive market to get the Edge.

Ford says that the Edge, which will reach UK dealerships this summer – offers class-leading space for up to five passengers, segment-first technologies and refinement to rival premium competitors. It sits on the same platform as the Mondeo.

Available in Zetec, Titanium and Sport trim levels, the Canadian-made Edge comes standard with Intelligent AWD (up to 100% of torque to either axle), Active Noise Control, acoustic windscreen, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, DAB audio with SYNC 2, privacy glass and 19-inch alloys. There are also heated and cooled front seats and heated rear seats for the Titanium. Adaptive steering is available.

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UK buyers can choose between a 180 PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine with a six-speed manual transmission, or a 210 PS bi-turbo 2.0 litre TDCi paired to a six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission. Both powertrains will aim to deliver 17.2 km/l fuel economy and 149 g/km of CO2, supported by Auto-Start-Stop tech. No EcoBoost petrol option.

Now that an RHD five-seater Edge is available (China gets a unique seven-seat version), could the muscular-looking SUV make its way here? Not impossible, but it won’t be cheap with the MYR’s “new normal” level of above RM4 to a dollar.