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New Ford Edge Crossover to Arrive Loaded With Standard Safety Equipment

May 16, 2006

DEARBORN, MI – When the all-new Ford Edge arrives in later this year, it will be loaded with an array of standard safety features. The Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX will offer Ford’s exclusive AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control (RSC) system, seat-mounted side airbags, and Safety Canopy air curtain system with rollover detection — all as standard equipment. Ford also recently revealed that 2007 models of the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan will offer side airbags and air curtains as standard equipment beginning this summer. Edge also comes standard with Ford’s Personal Safety System, which includes dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags, a driver seat position sensor, passenger seat occupant classification sensor, load-limiting safety belts retractors, and pretensioners. Edge also features an energy-absorbing steering wheel and knee bolster for the driver and an energy-absorbing glove box for the passenger. The new Ford Edge is equipped with an all-new, 265-horsepower, 3.5L V-6 engine and 6-speed, automatic transmission. Edge also offers several customer-friendly features such as an MP3-player audio input jack, center console laptop storage, class-exclusive panoramic Vista Roof, and a fold-flat front passenger seat for added flexibility.
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