Ford Evos Concept: design images

Concept Cars 31 Aug 2011
Ford Evos Concept: design images

An extensive gallery of images from the development of the Ford Evos Concept: design sketches, renderings and photos from the prototype construction process. Includes the official design story of the concept car.


Following the first photos and details on the new Evos Concept, we publish an extensive gallery of more than 50 images that document the design process, from sketching to the prototype construction.

Ford Evos Concept Design Sketch Ford Evos Concept Design Sketch

Check the full gallery or read below the selected design information from the official Ford’s releases.

Ford Evos Concept Design Sketch Ford Evos Concept Design Sketch

Design DNA

The Ford Evos Concept was specifically developed to introduce the new Ford design direction. Key design elements will be applied to forthcoming Ford vehicles.

Ford Evos Concept Design Sketch Ford Evos Concept Design Sketch

The new global design DNA provides the company’s worldwide design teams with a common framework to guide the creation of new products, enabling them to shape a coherent family of distinctive vehicles sharing the same fundamental design character.

Ford Evos Concept Design Sketch “We wanted the Ford Evos Concept to give a clear message about where Ford design is heading – shaping vehicles that are fun to drive, have a strong premium visual appeal, and above all, are stunningly beautiful,” said J Mays, group vice president, Design and chief creative officer.

“Our exciting new design DNA has been developed and refined by an intensive effort by all of our talented global design team,” said Mays.

“As a team, we wanted to create a more technical design vocabulary to help communicate the smart technology that is now core to the Ford brand. In addition, we worked particularly hard on meeting the high-expectations of a new generation of buyers – a group of consumers who have grown up surrounded by beautiful, premium design work on even the most affordable products.”

The new DNA will, he believes, establish a common framework to guide the creation of new products in Ford’s design operations worldwide – including eight design studios with 1,150 staff.

Exterior Design

To provide a fitting vehicle to introduce the new design language, the Ford Evos Concept was conceived as a dramatic fastback concept, combining a new profile with innovative proportions.

Ford Evos Concept Design Sketch Ford Evos Concept Design Sketch

Attention-grabbing lines conceal a unique new format, with a four-door, four-seat layout which combines dynamic appearance with surprising practicality.

Ford Evos Concept Design Sketch “This is an exciting new interpretation of the fastback bodystyle, with a really innovative silhouette as well as dramatic and very modern proportions,” Mays said.

With the length of a typical C-car, but with width of a CD-car, the Ford Evos Concept has a powerful, sporting stance. The forward position of the cowl, the strongly rounded front screen and the A-pillars set further to the rear enabled the designers to create the impression of a classic GT car, but with a very contemporary feel.

The concept’s spectacular hinged gullwing-style doors, both front and rear, provide outstanding access to the spacious four-seat cabin.

Ford Evos Concept Design Sketch The concept car measures 4.50m (177in) long, 1.97m (77in) wide and 1.36m (53in) high, with a wheelbase of 2.74m (108in).

“The new design DNA marks a bold evolution of the kinetic design language featured on existing global Ford products and is characterised by a number of important elements that will contribute to an unmistakable future Ford look,” said Mays.

The front end presents a new face for Ford, featuring the signature trapezoidal grille mounted higher on the car and creating a confident, more premium look.

Bold, technical shapes, such as the extremely slim ‘laser cut’ front lamps or the dramatic graphic created by the front and rear screens connected by the thin glazed section of the roof, add a distinctive character to the design.

Sculptured flanks highlight attention to detail on the surfacing, which lends a refined quality and a tauter, more muscular character.

“The Ford Evos Concept embodies the core elements of the new global design language, while capturing the dynamic, fun-to-drive spirit which is central to the Ford DNA,” said executive design director Martin Smith.

“Most notable is the brand new ‘face of Ford’, with its higher mounted trapezoidal grille, and the design is characterized by the use of very bold, technical graphics. We have also created much more refined and precise surfacing, and these elements together give a strong visual sense of premium quality.”

Interior Design

Reflecting the fun-to-drive spirit of its exterior design, the interior of the Ford Evos Concept is built around the driver. A stylish and innovative cockpit promises new levels of driving pleasure and driver interaction.

Ford Evos Concept Interior Design Rendering Ford Evos Concept Interior Design Rendering

The interior architecture features clean and simple surfaces, with a muscular, athletic character to the slim upper instrument panel, enhanced by bold trapezoidal cut-outs.

Ford Evos Concept Interior Design Sketch Ford Evos Concept Interior Design Sketch

Ford Evos Concept Interior Design Sketch Contrasting these muscular forms, curvaceous cockpit display surfaces sweep down either side of the driver, providing secondary information about vehicle and infotainment systems.

The concept features a bold red driver’s seat and the vision of unprecedented driver interaction via an advanced driver interface.

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.

“Both the exterior and interior of the Ford Evos Concept clearly communicate that this is a driver’s car, so that as soon as people see the vehicle, they will immediately want to get in and drive,” said executive design director Moray Callum.

(Source: Ford)

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  1. glyphics1943
    2/9/2011

    I hope that the Evos is a test-run of the design for the new, non-retro Mustang. With RWD proportions (short front overhang & long hood), this design, as a 2-door coupe, should be a winner.

    Question. If all of the desirable concepts and design directions are Fords, what will be left for poor Lincoln? Shouldn’t the management in Dearborn be stoking the fires at its luxury brand?

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