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2010 Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2011 Ford Edge Gets EcoBoost

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2010 Ford Edge SE

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Ford is on a roll lately, having unveiled its 2011 Fiesta subcompact and 2012 Focus compact. Now the company turns to refreshing its Edge five-seat crossover, both improving its gas mileage and adding its well-received MyFord Touch instrument panel and switch system.

The new 2011 Ford Edge is scheduled to be unveiled at next week's Chicago Auto Show, including a new version with Ford's first four-cylinder EcoBoost engine to be sold in a U.S. model.

MyFord Touch - 2011 Ford Edge

MyFord Touch - 2011 Ford Edge

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The EcoBoost system uses direct injection and turbocharging to deliver the power of a larger engine with the fuel efficiency of a smaller one. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost four that's said to go into the 2011 Edge, for example, gives the power of a 3.0-liter V-6 with four-cylinder fuel economy.

The Edge was launched as a 2007 model, so it's due for a makeover after four years. The front end will be restyled, probably in line with the global design cues of its latest products like the Fiesta and Focus.

We'll bring you full details of the redesigned 2011 Ford Edge when it's launched, along with all the other introductions at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show.

[Detroit News]

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