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Ford Rolls Out a Hot Rod SUV

  • All-new Edge ST takes after high-horsepower Jeep, Dodge models
  • Automaker sees ‘a pretty healthy business’ in souped-up SUVs
The Ford Edge
The Ford EdgeSource: Ford Motor Co.
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Ford Motor Co. has long souped up its sedans to satisfy customers looking for high performance. Car demand is waning now but the need for speed isn’t, so the automaker is rolling out a fresh hot rod that’s a sign of the times: its first race-ready SUV.

The ST edition of the Edge sport utility vehicle that Ford introduces Thursday in advance of the Detroit auto show is powered by a 335-horsepower twin-turbo V-6 engine, engineered on the track and styled to look “sinister,” said its designer Steve Gilmore.