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Positioned between the Ford Galaxy and Mondeo, the Ford SAV Concept explores the future possibilities for even more diversity in the heart of the Ford family car range.

The new concept takes the innovative "business class" flexible rear seating concept, first seen in Focus C-MAX, to the next level, introducing a remote-controlled rear-seat configuration system and an integral stowage system.

At the touch of a button, the three individual seats, which form the SAV Concept's rear seat row, can be reconfigured. Using electric motors, the middle seat slides rearward into a central location.

It nestles between integrated, fitted luggage trolleys, which provide built-in armrests for the third-row passenger. The two outer seats then shift inward slightly to provide each occupant with greater spaciousness and comfort.

The silhouette of the SAV Concept is unique, characterised by a raked windscreen and an arching roofline that ends in an integral tailgate spoiler. A distinctive side window graphic with a strong "kick-up" at the rear lends a dynamic quality to the profile and creates a strong D-pillar shape.

The front of the vehicle offers a very bold graphic solution composed of the large, dual-lamp headlamps, raked bonnet and bumper sections shaped around a wide, deep inverted trapezoid lower grille opening.

At the rear, SAV Concept displays a dramatic upswept window graphic balanced by distinctive two-piece tail lamps that extend onto the tailgate.

Bright dual exhaust tips bracket the venturi-effect lower bumper design. It stands on 21-inch, low profile performance tyres fitted to highly sculpted aluminium wheels cast with five bold, Y-tipped spokes.

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