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Mark from Tapscott Behind the Wheel tipped us off that Ford had released an image of its new Edge crossover ahead of its proper unveiling in Detroit. If you hadn't heard, the Edge is Ford's latest use of its Mazda-derived CD3-platform (Fusion, Freestyle Mazda6), and the first of several related CUVs (crossover utility vehicles) including the Lincoln Aviator and Mazda CX-7. Like about a gagillion other vehicles, the Edge will be powered by Ford's new 3.5-liter V6 engine and 6-speed autobox and will go on sale in late 2006. That guy from U2 could not be reached for comment.

More on the Ford Edge [internal]