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2013-09-17 08:36

THE FUTURE OF FORD? Ford’s radical Evos will make its local debut at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show. Image: Ford

Gullwing-style doors both front and rear… Ford will showcase its radical Evos concept at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show. What’s more, the Evos sports a heart-rate monitoring seat and can learn from your driving behaviour. Check out the gallery!

PRETORIA, South Africa  – Ford’s radical Evos concept will make its South African debut at the 2013 Johannesburg International Motor Show in October.

According to Ford: “The Evos concept embodies the company’s new global design language while providing a glimpse at Ford’s future technology highlighted by the use of cloud computing to enhance the driving experience.”
 
Created as a bespoke concept vehicle, the fastback introduces Ford’s new global design language as the momentum of the automaker’s “One Ford” product plan continues to build.

Gallery: 2013 Ford Evos concept
 
Ford South Africa marketing manager Gavin Golightly said: “The Ford Evos Concept was specifically developed to introduce the new Ford design direction while also showcasing future smart technologies.

“While you will never see this car on the road, key design elements and innovations will be applied to forthcoming Ford vehicles.”

FUTURE FORDS
  
The new global design DNA has provided the automaker’s design teams with a common framework to guide the creation of new vehicles.

The Evos was conceived as a dramatic fastback concept, combining a “striking new profile with innovative proportions”.
The concept has gullwing-style doors, both front and rear, and seats four.

Golightly said: “The role of the Ford Evos Concept is to give a clear message about where Ford is heading. Its modern design gives an indication of Ford’s intent to continue to offer a range of smart technologies, already evidenced in South Africa with the award winning EcoBoost engines and SYNC system.”

FOCUS ON DRIVER HEALTH

Ford researchers have incorporated technologies to enhance driver health and wellness while at the wheel, such as its heart-rate monitoring seat and certified allergy-free interiors.

The Evos is capable learning driver behavior and travel patterns in order to make predictions about destinations and to adjust the control strategies for the lithium-ion plug-in-hybrid powertrain.

Golightly said: “The Ford Evos concept gives us an insight into the future of Ford products and the exciting design and smart elements that we can look forward to. I have no doubt that the South African public will be eager to view the Evos Concept first hand and the Johannesburg International Motor Show taking place in October.”
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