Concept car is Ford’s ‘first truly global design’
CRITICS have rarely complained about the way a modern Ford drives and the body architecture has been evolving.
This Evos Concept, being shown at Frankfurt, pitches Ford styling into the future. The flip-up doors may never feature on your Ford but the Evos is said to be Ford’s “first truly global design language and a new vision for customer-focused and intuitive technologies.”
The car is a four-door, four-seater with lithium- ion, plug-in charging hybrid power. Paul Mascarenas, chief technical officer and vice president of Ford Research and Innovation, says: “Seamless connectivity between the vehicle and the driver’s ‘personal cloud’ of information is at the heart of the vision for its capabilities.”
As well as adjusting to your driving preferences and habits, it can also monitor the physical state and workload of the driver and adjust the driving experience accordingly.
Other Ford reveals at the show included a Fiesta ST Concept, with a mouth like a mini Aston Martin – perhaps linked to chief designer Ian Callum’s time at Aston. Although shown only as a conceptual idea, the ST looks ready for production and should sell well.
Ford wants to expand its ST portfolio (a production ready Focus ST was also on its stand) and has been out of the smaller hot hatch segment for some time. This Fiesta ST will almost certainly be built in the near future.
OPEN SESAME: The Evos concept from Ford is on show at Frankfurt. Frederic Manby