Stunning Ford concept to influence future road cars

While some of the more outlandish features will not be used in, for instance, the new Ford Fiesta or next generation Ford Kuga, the car does hint at the direction Ford is heading in.

The Ford Evos Concept is a design car set to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, where it will showcase the future of the Ford brand.

“While you will never see this car on the road, the next generation of Ford products around the world will display many of the distinctive design ideas and advanced technologies it showcases,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president of Global Product Development.

Some of the more distinctive features of the Evos Concept include the next generation of the ‘kinetic’ design language used on the new 2012 Ford Focus.

This means sharp, angular lines at the front and rear, sculpted sides and a low, coupe-like roofline to give the impression the car is in motion even when it is stationary. The concept also boasts a new, larger grille expected to feature in the next Ford road cars.

Gullwing doors at the front and rear are examples of Ford designers having a bit of fun with the concept, while thin LED daytime running lights and large, garish alloy wheels are unlikely to ever make it onto a production model.

The new Ford Evos Concept does promise much, however. Ford has designed an interior from scratch based around the driver’s seat. Touch screen displays and adjustable sports seats give the inside a premium feel, while Ford’s use of technology is evident in a system capable of communicating with other Ford cars.

Perhaps more relevant to the next generation of road cars is the hybrid powertrain used in the Evos. The hybrid powertrain uses a petrol engine and an electric motor working together to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The setup will first be used on the Ford C-Max Energi, which will go on sale in Europe in 2012.