Ford are hardly know for their sexy cars. Yes they are gradually improving their design but we still think ‘safe, family hatch’. Well they are hoping that the new EVOS Concept might well change all that.
Due to be unveiled at the the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the first striking part are the spectacular hinged gullwing-style doors, all four of them, as this is a four door! From the front, you can immediately see a hint of Aston Martin, with that high, deep grill. Flip round to the side profile and you get a splash of Lamborghini . The back is all new, with a futuristic look, straight out of the Jetsons. All in all a pretty dam good looking motor!
On the inside it’s all about the technology. Cloud technology will be a big feature in the future. For instance automatically playing the same music TV program that was just streaming at home, or perhaps switching off the house lights automatically as it pulls away. Creating the ultimate personal and lifestyle car. Well when it’s connected through 3G anyway… If you look at the actually design, we don’t feel it is too ‘out there’. A curvy cabin which looks very cool, it wouldn’t look out of place in the new vehicles of Ford right now.
Power ‘would’ come from a lithium-ion plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain providing the same next-generation performance and fuel economy as the Ford C-MAX Energi due to be released next year. Ford ‘powersplit’ hybrid architecture allows the electric motor and petrol engine to work together or separately to maximise efficiency.
We know we will never see this car anywhere near production, but we can only hope that it does influence the Ford designers of the future. Though, remember guys, just because you build cars for families, doesn’t mean everything you design needs to have 4 doors…