Ford Fusion Concept inspired by Evos to bow at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 29, 2011

As you may know already, the Ford Evos Concept made quite a buzz at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show and it appears that the American manufacturer wants to take things even further. How? Well, according to Autocar, Ford will unveil at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show an all-new Fusion Concept inspired by the Evos Concept. The same car is expected to replace the Ford Mondeo in Europe, of course after few technical modifications.

Regarding the design of the Fusion Concept, expect to see some styling elements from the Evos Concept, such as the angular headlamps as well as the trapezoidal front grille and cooling apertures, giving the car an aggressive look. Under the hood, the new Fusion is expected to carry Ford’s new EcoBoost engines such the 2.0-liter I-4 used by the Explorer and the Edge.

A diesel version is not confirmed for United States, but the Mondeo will definitely offer it in Europe. The Fusion is expected to use a hybrid version, but no details are available for the moment. The new plug-in hybrid system, similar to the one used by the 2012 Ford C-Max Energi, is expected to deliver a range of 50 milles powered only by the electric motors and the energy stored in the lithium-ion batteries.

The Ford Evos Concept is a markedly different design choice and yet the manufacturer behind so many iconic vehicles is insistent that its products are more than just the sum of their parts, the Design Team tells us how.

Kuzak said that at Ford, they aim to create a personalised experience for customers, one which cannot be equaled by its competitors. He also said that its customers deserve the very best and this is where the new Ford Evos Concept comes in as the Evos does not act as a concerted smartphone but it is one that offers a personalised and safe connection to the world.

The Global Research and Innovation team who were responsible for the innovative SYNC in-car connectivity system were also behind the building of the Ford Evos Concept. Led by Paul Mascarenas, the Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Ford Research and Innovation, the team's vision is to create a concept which is innovative and revolutionary.

Mascarenas talked about the brand’s many ideas and plans that are beneficial to both driver and passengers. He said that technology should be a part of its product line and that these should not be treated as gimmicks but as essential elements which will enhance the experience of customers.

The Ford Evos Concept is going to create a generation of drivers who view interaction between the driver and the vehicle as one seamless activity rather than two separate entities. The Research and Innovation team will be developing future technologies through our laboratories which will continue to create the driver's personal data cloud.

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