Ford Motor Company has announced the release of an all-new 2015 Ford Edge mid-size crossover utility, and according to Ford it’s a better vehicle by every measure. Launched in late 2006, the first generation Edge helped to define the CUV segment in North America. Designed with a car-baed unitized chassis, the Edge was created to deliver better on-road comfort, fuel efficiency and overall driving dynamics than any truck-based SUV. Its creation proved that a utility vehicle could meet the demands of the everyday commuter.

The all-new 2015 Ford Edge now seeks to reset the standard in the two-row utility vehicle market. Edge has been redesigned with a stronger, more athletic shape. It has been retooled to meet higher expectations for quality, and re-engineered to add more features and technologies for a more rewarding driving experience.

“The original Edge was our first entry into the world of crossover utilities – a technologically advanced vehicle that was the perfect blend of sedan comfort and efficiency with SUV functionality,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development. “Now, we are building on that success, and building on the emotional appeal of the vehicle by offering more of the technology our customers want in a package that meets the highest expectations for quality and craftsmanship.”

Using the new Edge, Ford plans on expanding its utility vehicle leadership around the globe. The all-new Edge will go on sale in North America in the first quarter of 2015, with sales following in Europe, South America and Asia Pacific markets. The all-new Edge will be sold in more than 100 markets across the globe.