The Ford Evos Concept showcases Ford’s new vision for customer-focused and intuitive technologies with its dramatic four-door, four-seat fastback concept with state-of-the-art lithium-ion plug-in hybrid powertrain and distinctive exterior and interior design cues.
The SYNC in-car connectivity system will see seamless connectivity between the vehicle and the driver’s ‘personal cloud’ of information at the heart of the vision for its capabilities. With information from the cloud, the vehicle can provide the same connected lifestyle the driver experiences at home or office. The car knows the driver, and automatically adapts handling, steering and engine controls to deliver an exceptionally dynamic driving experience. It could see the vehicle automatically play the same music or news program that was just streaming at home, or heat or cool the interior to an ideal temperature before the driver gets in without having to be requested by predicting departure time based on his calendar.
The vehicle explores adaptive technologies that allow the chassis settings to be defined based upon the abilities and tastes of a cross-section of drivers and the topography of typical roads. Learning driver habits and capabilities, the technology can overlay map and weather data sourced from the cloud to adjust powertrain, steering, suspension and braking systems for optimum enjoyment, comfort and safety.
Completing the vision for the Ford Evos Concept is a state-of-the-art lithium-ion plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain providing. Ford ‘powersplit’ hybrid architecture allows the electric motor and petrol engine to work together or separately to maximise efficiency. Cloud connectivity would provide further opportunities to enhance performance and efficiency by selecting the optimum combination of powertrain modes for any given journey.
The Ford Evos Concept was conceived as a dramatic fastback concept, combining a striking new profile with innovative proportions. The concept’s spectacular hinged gullwing-style doors, both front and rear, provide outstanding access to the spacious four-seat cabin. Bold, technical shapes add a distinctive character to the design.
The interior is built around the driver with a stylish and innovative cockpit that features clean and simple surfaces, with a muscular, athletic character to the slim upper instrument panel, enhanced by bold trapezoidal cut-outs. Contrasting these muscular forms, curvaceous cockpit display surfaces sweep down either side of the driver, providing secondary information about vehicle and infotainment systems. The two rear seat passengers get an equally special experience, with dedicated touch-screen displays to interact with the vehicle and individually adjustable sports seats.