2011 Ford Edge Sport
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Chicago, Illinois – Ford has unveiled the 2011 Edge at the Chicago Auto Show, featuring a wide range of new convenience features and technologies, including MyFord Touch.

“The 2011 Ford Edge delivers the perfect blend of style, technology and capability our customers demand,” said Jason Mase, crossover marketing manager. “The Edge has been at the forefront of consumer-focused features and conveniences such as SYNC, which allowed customers to connect their devices in a vehicle like never before. Now MyFord Touch builds on that heritage with new driver connect technology that leads the industry.”

MyFord technology is standard on every 2011 Edge. It uses controls such as five-way buttons mounted on the steering wheel to control menu commands and select functions; an eight-inch LCD screen in the centre stack and 4.2-inch screens in the instrument cluster for vehicle and infotainment information; and voice control, including a new “flattened grammar” system that simplifies common commands and introduces voice control for more features, such as audio tuning and climate control.

An upgrade to the system is the Sony Audio System, which adds a flat, Sony-designed electronic centre stack panel with high-gloss black finish and unique touch-sensitive controls. Comprised of twelve high-quality speakers and a Class D all-digital amplifier, the Sony system has the ability to pump out 390 watts of continuous power.

Also available on the 2011 Edge is the world’s first implementation of iTunes Tagging in a factory-installed HD radio receiver. By pushing the “Tag” button, song information is stored in the radio’s memory. The user can then dock an iPod into the SYNC system and transfer up to 100 tags to the iPod. When the iPod is connected to iTunes, the playlist of tagged songs will appear, allowing the user to preview and, if desired, purchase and download the tagged songs from the iTunes Store.

The 2011 Ford Edge also includes a standard MyKey programmable vehicle key, Easy Fuel capless fuel filler system, and available Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start, Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning, and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert.

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