Ford debuts three Ecosport compact crossover concepts in Sao Paulo


Ford sells Ecosport compact SUVs/crossovers in other parts of the world like Brazil where these three "show cars," the Beauty (below), the Beast (after the jump), and The Storm (above). The Storm draws some of its concept styling from the Raptor off-road truck with "Blue Storm" paint, black  and silver accents, special side graphics, a Raptor-esque grille, special off-road wheels and tires, and wheel arches and a front guard. The Beauty is a sophisticated urban utility that accentuates the luxury side of utility. The Beauty is finished in "Copper Stardust" matte paint with graphics and contrasting details, a black roof, LED fog lights, 18-inch wheels with low profile tires 235/40 R18. The interior features four individual leather-covered armchair seats with DVD screens in the headrests and infotainment with GPS. The Beast (after the jump) wears "Speed ​​White" pearlescent paint with blue and orange contrasting accents, three-bar grille, four LED foglamps per side, hood air intake, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The interior features LED lights in the ceiling, an infotainment system with GPS, and bike racks in place of the rear seats. Since compact crossovers and SUVs are becoming popular in the US, maybe we will see a version of this attractive 'ute. Ford better hurry since most major automakers are introducing compact 'utes now. In fact, Honda's new compact 'ute will debut in a few days at the LA Auto Show. For more info, check out the press release (which includes an Edge Concept) after the jump. I like the Storm, you?

Source: Ford Brazil - Press release after the "read more" jump.





Press Release (computer generated English transalation):
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.


ABOUT FORD MOTOR COMPANY BRAZIL

The Ford Motor Company is established in Brazil since 1919 and has a structure of four factories and 11,500 employees, beyond the field of Tatura Trials. Its automotive brands include Ford, Ford Trucks and Troller. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit http://www.ford.com.br . About Ford Motor CompanyFord Motor Company is a leader in the global automotive industry, based in Dearborn, Michigan, States.Manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents, with approximately 186,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide. Its automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visitwww.corporate.ford.com .