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siezn 02-11-2015 12:33 PM

Ford EcoSport Storm -- Raptor-Ized Cute Ute
 
Say hello to my little friend, the EcoSport Storm, one of a few EcoSport concepts unveiled in Brazil! Detail Below

https://photo.tinhte.vn/store/2014/1...t-Storm-05.jpg

translated press release:

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SPECIAL ECOSPORT AND EDGE ARE THE CONCEPT CAR SHOW-HALL 2014

- The Edge Concept anticipates trends in design and technology of the future production model of the luxury crossover
- The body color "Copper Flame" displays three bar grille, muscular and compact hood, headlights and LED flashlights
- The three car show the EcoSport show the ability, versatility and customization possibilities of the SUV

Ford, plus special creations and launchings brings a concept of great worldwide repercussions for the Hall of São Paulo. The Edge Concept anticipates design trends and future production model of the luxury crossover Ford technology. There are also three car show the EcoSport showing the capacity, versatility and customization possibilities of the SUV market leader.

The Storm version, inspired by the F-150 Raptor pickup, was created to convey strength and power, starting with the grid aggressive profile. The paint in the color "Blue Storm", with details in black and silver, is supplemented by special graphics on the sides. The tires measure 215/75 R15 marshes, the frames of the fenders and the front guard reinforce your profile off-road.

The other two models created by the Design Department of South America follow the theme of "Beauty and The Beast", highlighting the contrast between luxury and sportiness. The Beauty reexamines the vehicle with sophisticated and urban proposal. These features are highlighted by special paint in matte metallic copper "Copper Stardust", with graphics and contrasting details, black roof, fog lights in LED and wheels 18 "with low profile tires 235/40 R18. The interior features four individual seats in style armchair upholstered in leather, DVD screens in the headrests and multimedia central with GPS.

The Beast's version emphasizes the sportiness of the EcoSport, with pearlescent white bodywork "Speed ​​White", contrasting details in blue and orange, three bar grille, fog lamps with four LEDs and 18 "rims with 235/60 R18 tires. The air intake on the hood conveys strength, as well as additional lighting LEDs in the ceiling. The interior has clear technological and multimedia central with GPS and bike racks in place of the rear seats.

Edge Concept

Ford was the brand that created the segment crossovers - vehicles that combine the performance and robustness of a utility with the comfort of luxury cars - and now shows how it will turn out, with Edge Concept. Furthermore design sculpted, fluid and athletic lines, the model incorporates assistance and sensor technologies that make the smartest vehicle, forming the basis for future autonomous direction.

One is the prototype fully automatic parking technology based on the current automatic parking Ford - available now as Fusion and Focus models. The system is perpendicular waves using ultrasonic sensors and allows the driver to park the vehicle at the touch of a button, or by remote control, waiting outside he makes a move.

The Edge Concept also brings obstacle detection, capable of shifting and braking the vehicle to avoid a collision system if the driver fails to respond to warnings, and adaptive power steering, which makes low speed maneuvers. Excluding existing technologies, such as system maintenance on track system for monitoring blind spots, adaptive cruise control with collision warning and brake support.

The body color "Copper Flame" displays three bar grille, muscular and compact hood, headlights and LED flashlights. The interior has fabric "touch screen" 10 inches, compass, clad in black leather dashboard, leather seats with special texture of light color and contrasting color details covering on the instrument panel and carpet. To increase fuel economy, its EcoBoost engine is equipped with start-stop technology and radiator grille with active closure.

Syndikat 02-11-2015 02:18 PM

Car and Driver has a few interesting ideas for the little Raptor...

Fiesta-Raptor Mashup Is One Mean Baby Ford ? News ?*Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog

Like WRC suspension and an Ecoboost engine AHAHA




siezn 02-12-2015 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Syndikat (Post 6809)
Car and Driver has a few interesting ideas for the little Raptor...

Fiesta-Raptor Mashup Is One Mean Baby Ford ? News ?*Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog

Like WRC suspension and an Ecoboost engine AHAHA

got to love the comments posted under that article:

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This is essentially the same size as the Buick Encore, the Chevy Trax, the Juke...why isn't Ford seriously considering selling it here? Someone asleep at the wheel of product development?
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Why is this so far fetched? As mentioned in other comments, the Trax/Encore are sold here, and FCA has entered the fray with its Renegade/500x twins. There are a lot of people that like inexpensive vehicles and a lot of people who like to butts more than 2 inches off of the pavement. Why not give the people what they want. This is a lot less of a niche vehicle than it looks.
and then we have this guy...
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The best part is, they could call it the "Faptor".

Matt.B 02-13-2015 03:53 PM

Ford has the Fiesta and c-max, with those models in the north american market they probably can't justify bringing this over for now.

Syndikat 02-13-2015 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Matt.B (Post 6849)
Ford has the Fiesta and c-max, with those models in the north american market they probably can't justify bringing this over for now.

Nonsense... the Juke, Soul, TRAX, Renegade and HRV all have their roots in their respective manufacturers small cars program and there is little to no overlap...

I won't say they NEED to be in the segment, but they certainly don't NEED to miss the boat...




siezn 02-21-2015 01:35 PM

exactly
they just need to do enough to appeal to the same crowd of folks that would consider a compact and currently there's quite the range of compacts available and for what you will pay for some... it opens you up to a lot more.

Jackson 02-25-2015 04:03 PM

That is a really strange concept just to look at it. The grille and the decals and the tires. I don't know. Something about it just kinda seems awkward and forced.

siezn 02-25-2015 05:27 PM

When you consider it's meant to be rugged, those things help to fit that profile

Jackson 02-26-2015 01:58 PM

Yea but it seems to me like an EcoSport that is trying to be rugged instead of a vehicle that is actually rugged if that makes sense. I think it would look better with black plastic trim on the outside instead of silver/grey.

grotoie 01-31-2021 08:40 AM

Ford, plus special creations and launchings brings a concept of great worldwide repercussions for the Hall of São Paulo. The Edge Concept anticipates design trends and future production model of the luxury crossover Ford technology. There are also three car show the EcoSport showing the capacity, versatility and customization possibilities of the SUV market leader.


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