Ford Vertrek Concept Shown at Detroit Auto Show; Soft on the Environment

January 11, 2011 / No Comments

Ford has unveiled its new Vertrek concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The new Ford Vertrek concept builds on the Escape and Euro-market Kuga to preview Ford’s next-gen global offering. It appears to be a sporty and sleek replacement for the Escape and Kuga with much fuel efficiency.

vertrek Ford Vertrek Concept Shown at Detroit Auto Show; Soft on the Environment

The vehicle features a Focus-inspired front fascia. The other noteworthy features include a C-MAX derived greenhouse, carbon fiber accents, LED lighting, and massive wheels. It is said that the latter items won’t make it into production. However, the concept succeeds in conveying a good idea of what will be showing up at dealer lots in 2012.

The interior has got the usual futuristic touches. The boot has a cargo capacity of 29.2 cubic feet (828 liters) it could be expanded to 66.3 cubic feet (1,879 liters) by folding the rear seats.

The techie options include SYNC, active park assist, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) and Intelligent Access with push-button starting.

The vehicle features a 1.6-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost that goes with a six-speed automatic transmission and an engine start/stop system.

The manufacturer stated that the 2.0-liter Duratorq TDCi could also easily used in the vehicle. The statement hints for another European-spec model.