In devising Ford Motor’s next family vehicle, designers thought urban loft instead of McMansion.
That’s because the car-like Edge, (see the photo), a new kid hauler that’s critical to the financially troubled company, is 7 inches shorter and 367 pounds lighter than the archetypal SUV that reigned last decade, the Ford Explorer.
On my recent visit to Canada, I noticed, (or maybe I was more aware) of smaller vehicles on the streets. This felt radically different to when I first moved to Canada back in 2001, when driving down the streets of Vancouver in anything smaller than an SUV felt like a you were looking up to everyone else! Smaller cars mean less fuel and less pollution, it’s got to be a good thing.