Officially, the new Ford Evos is nothing more than a concept vehicle. The sporty gullwinged 4-door debuting today at the Frankfurt Motor Show today won’t be going into production. But if it strikes your fancy, hang tight. Many of the most appealing design cues will soon reappear at a nearby Ford showroom, senior company officials tell TheDetroitBureau.com, starting with a new model launching at the North American International Auto Show next January.
While Ford’s global design chief J Mays and other officials were cagey when pressed on the future of the new Evos “design language” – Mays hinting we might see more in four months or so – unimpeachable sources confirmed that this would, indeed, translate into a major launch at the Detroit Auto Show. And the first new model to bring the Evos’ design cues to life will be the next-generation Ford Fusion – which be sold in most other markets as the Ford Mondeo.
“We’re at the crossroads,” announced design director Mays during a sneak preview of the Evos, which is meant to be a significant evolution of Ford’s kinetic sculpture design language – which is itself most visible on new models like the Focus and Fiesta. The goal is to come up with a look that is “more than just fun-to-drive,” said Mays, but which also provides a sense of the high technology Ford is engineering into its products.