Take an already stylish SUV and endow it with luxurious Vignale features and you’ve got the ultimate family car. Your car will be the talking point of your street as its head-turning appeal catches the eye of envious neighbours. Still a practical SUV at its core, you don’t have to worry about whether it will cover your needs – you can drive it everywhere and take all manner of luggage with you.
Crafted with style in mind, the Ford Edge Vignale has a long, sloping windscreen giving it a sleek profile. Its wide nose has a flat front that’s marked by an oversized grille, large air intake and sizable sharp headlights, giving it a robust look that matches its overall chunky stance. Two exhausts in the tail add a sporty touch that you expect of an SUV and the LED tail lamps mean you are never missed while driving.
As the more refined version of the Ford Edge, the Vignale has a hexagonal-style grille and larger, squarer-shaped exhausts. You can also choose the exclusive Vignale Nerissimo body colour – a deep reddish-purple that exudes sophistication, and 20-inch alloy wheels to give it added on-road presence.
Inside you will find a luxurious SUV in every sense. It is spacious, with 602 litres of boot space that will easily hold everything a family needs. Fold down the rear seats and there’s a total of 1,788 litres available for all kinds of sports gear. Yet it also has luxurious heated seats that warm you quickly on cold winter mornings, and exclusive quilted leather styling that every passenger can sink into. Ambient lighting that sets a relaxing mood on every drive is heightened by Active Noise Cancellation technology that makes your drives almost silent.
An eight-inch colour touchscreen is embedded into the gently sloping central console and plays host to the infotainment. Voice controlled, you can say exactly what you want to listen to and who you want to call and let the clever system take care of it all for you.
Ensuring comfort during the longest drives, the Ford Edge Vignale comes with a plethora of gadgets. Dynamic LED headlights can bend around the corners, illuminating your course as you swerve, and a panoramic camera in the front enables you to see into blind spots. Thanks to the traffic sign recognition technology, you always know the speed limit, and Lane Keep Assist helps you to stay in a straight line on the motorway. Opt for the active park assist and it will do it for you, physically steering you into the spot.
As an all-wheel drive, the Ford Edge Vignale is responsive in all weather conditions for easier handling. Advanced suspension has been finely tuned to the shape and size of the Edge, preventing the clunky drive often associated with larger cars. Smooth gear changes are promised thanks to technology that pre-selects the next gear before you have shifted, while the paddles on the steering wheel make it even easier to shift.
It is powered by a choice of two 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel engines, one packing 177bhp and the other boasting 207bhp. Its Bi-Turbo technology delivers power at both low and high speeds for quick acceleration whether you are pulling away from a standstill or overtaking on the motorway.
Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection warns you of any potential hazards and even automatically applies the brakes if you don’t, to prevent a collision before it happens. Roll Stability Control and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution helps to keep all four wheels firmly on the ground.
Inflatable rear seatbelts provide better support for passengers, while the Ford SYNC 2 with Emergency Assistance makes it easy to call the emergency services if you are involved in an accident.
Only with a test drive can you experience the luxury of the Ford Edge Vignale. Contact your nearest Think Ford dealership today by enquiring online or calling the team directly to book an appointment.