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2011 Ford Vertrek Concept Review

Ford Motor Company announced its vision of a more stylish, sportier and more stylish compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) of the 2011 North American International Auto Show. Ford Vertrek concept previews the ambition of the company for the next generation, the Global Compact SUVs, which could lead the industry in both design and fuel efficiency.

The concept is based on Ford Ford Vertrek global C-segment platform, which includes the range of all new Ford Focus launched in early 2011 in North America and Europe, the last C-MAX C-MAX Grand multi-activity vehicles. It represents the view of the absolute conception of society and engineering talent in the best way to attract and satisfy potential customers SUV in the world.


"Ford Vertrek concept is a compromise solution we adopt a light commercial vehicle customers throughout the world," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president for global product development. "It 'a revolution compared to what is usually seen in this segment in North America and is an elegant place with respect to products outside of North America. This new design is sleeker and more fuel and production capacity, including people and cargo volume, the demand of global customers. "

Ford Vertrek concept combines the best of the particular style of Ford kinetic design European and handling with excellent levels of cargo, trailer-trailer and off-road capability in North America, where he promised a vehicle meets the needs of customers next-generation compact SUV in the world.

The elegant look of Ford Vertrek aerodynamic concept was raised to help support the program objective of fuel economy first class and low CO2 emissions and complete the solution of high-tech powertrain Ford imagined.

Preliminary data show that Ford's vehicle production is based on the concept of Vertrek would be at least 5 percent more aerodynamically efficient than current comparable models of Ford in North America and Europe, as the leak and the Kuga.


Comprehensive solutions to meet global needs

Ford's global C-segment platform enables efficient creation of consumer tastes address vehicles around the world.

"Customer requirements worldwide are converging on a compact SUV that is fun and stylish fun to drive and deliver the package at the same time, capacity, technology, participation and fuel economy they want" said Jim Farley, vice president of worldwide marketing, sales and service. "The concept will allow Ford Vertrek hear directly from customers about the advantages and disadvantages that are willing to do what we try to provide a future production model that gives life to all these qualities."

At least 10 new model for the construction of a new global C-segment platform, which replaces the three regional manufacturing platforms. By 2012, a new forum accounts for more than 2 million units sold, Ford provides unprecedented economies of scale and the ability to provide customers around the world, a series of new technologies and product features usually reserved for premium vehicles .

The segment of compact SUVs is one of the largest (always in the top five), the segments most competitive and fastest growing - more than double its market share since 2000 - the U.S. He also is among the four segments of the majority of cross-shopping in the ED This is a segment that Ford helped create the popular escape model.

Growth in Europe of products of crossing even the compact SUV segment in the U.S., was amazing - to more than 200 percent since 2000. The Ford Kuga has ranked third in its segment, in which all the leading manufacturers of competition since its launch in 2008. Nearly 70 percent of customers opt for Kuga large quantities.


At the global level, a compact SUV segment has shown growth since 2009, led by China and the U.S. market in China is expected to increase by 60 percent by 2011 compared to 2009.

"This segment is unique, versatile all over the world," said Farley. "In the United States are considered as small cars, while in Europe and other markets, are considered a medium sized car. It does not matter to classify it, the segment is very important, and only those vendors who demonstrate leadership, planning, oriented client technology, the ability to fuel performance and success. "

Kinetic Design led to the next level

The sporty, elegant Ford Vertrek concept is based on the philosophy of Ford kinetic design overall. This distinctive idiom and evolution is rooted in creating cars that seem to be moving even when stationary, while at the same time to communicate the driving experience, providing Ford cars.

The starting point is to create a sporty tuning of vehicles, almost like a runner in the starting blocks and ready to burst forward. Other priorities are the dynamic lines and taut surfaces, again to transmit muscularity and athleticism.


Ford Vertrek concept is based on the fundamental principles of kinetic design, which emphasizes its performance on road and off-road capability.

"Concept Ford Vertrek modern compact SUV is based on customer expectations and aspirations," says J. Mays, vice president, Design and chief creative officer. "It 'combines a sleek design, a world-class expertise and an excellent ability to present a new vision, which we believe will resonate globally."

High-tech petrol and diesel transmission solutions

Ford Vertrek concept shows how the vision of a new generation of fuel efficient compact SUVs can be achieved by extending the reach of growing social EcoBoost � engine and advanced injection turbo diesel common rail direct (CDF) Family engine while introducing Ford auto start-stop technology.

EcoBoost is crucial to Ford's strategy to provide technologically advanced, high performance, small displacement engines that deliver uncompromised performance and fuel economy. Ford EcoBoost engines achieve fuel economy gains of up to 20 percent and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 15 percent, compared to older engines and less effective.

In addition, direct injection turbo, Ford's engineers have improved the EcoBoost technology transfer with the addition of features variable valve timing, and carefully manage all aspects of the engine. Ford is at least 125 patents of its EcoBoost technology.

Ford introduces the concept Vertrek highly efficient 1.6-liter four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine, giving the vehicle the power of a more powerful deliver better fuel economy and CO2 emissions.


In 2013, 80 percent of Ford global dishes and 90 percent of the plates of Ford North America EcoBoost will be an option.

Advanced diesel engines

Outside the U.S., Ford also offers a wide range of effective and powerful Duratorq TDCi �, many of which could be applied to future production model based on the concept of Vertrek. Advanced diesel technology is essential, especially in Europe - 96 percent Kugas sold with diesel engines.

The famous 2.0-liter Ford Duratorq TDCi engine has been recently enhanced to provide even more effective with better performance, fuel economy and refinement.

A more efficient combustion system allows for greater peak power, driveability significantly improved with increased reactivity and more traction at low speed. It also offers reduced fuel consumption and emissions of CO2. Depending on the application, CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 7 percent over the previous engine 2.0-liter Duratorq TDCi.

The engine is combined with a fuel-efficient six-speed. In 2013, 100 percent of Ford vehicles in the United States include a six-speed transmission as part of the company's commitment to leadership in the performance of the fuel economy in all vehicle segments.


Automatic engine shut down to save fuel

Another key factor in improved fuel efficiency of Ford Auto Start-Stop. This system automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle is at a minimum - at a traffic light, for example - and quickly start the engine when the driver wants to leave.

The Auto Start-Stop can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 5 percent in mixed driving conditions. In city driving and heavy traffic with frequent stops, the savings can increase to 10 percent.

Ford Auto Start-Stop advanced system is carefully designed for your comfort in mind, providing a consistent starting and stopping performance is smooth, quiet and smooth, requiring no changes in the behavior of drivers. When the engine is off, the electronic engine systems immediately prepared for reuse. Integrated system of sensors is then used to detect when the driver performs the action that signals the output, such as pressing the accelerator or clutch.


As soon as the driver is preparing to move, the motor runs quietly and almost immediately, it takes the system only about 0.3 seconds to start the engine. The process is almost imperceptible, and occurs before the gear is changed. In order to support the largest number of motor starts, the starter motor is effective to upgrade the electric motor and a pinion mechanism stronger commitment to a quieter mechanism.

Intelligent re-download

The advanced battery technology is necessary for the main vehicle battery Copes with frequent charge-discharge cycles common start-stop. Complementary technologies to ensure the battery remains charged with more effectively.

Intelligent charging system increases the power of the alternator when the amount of braking or engine braking situation. This vehicle's kinetic energy into electrical energy without any fuel.

"Leisure," electric current to recharge the battery, so it can be used in electrical systems later. This may be when the engine is turned off during the shutdown, but it can also be when the generator is running less energy.

The battery has an advanced management system that constantly monitors its state and communicates with the Ford Auto Start-Stop function to regenerate the charge can charge the battery optimally. The Auto Start-Stop knows how many battery is available, so you can run the engine if the battery has a sufficient level of load.


Design

Ford continues global evolution of kinetic design philosophy is suitable for the next generation of compact SUVs like the Ford plans Vertrek concept unveiled at the 2011 North American International Auto.

"The world is changing and consumers are looking for a new compact SUV," says J. Mays, vice president, Design and chief creative officer. "They work hard, play hard and want a vehicle that reflects that, Outlook, and stands out. Vertrek We believe that the concept meets what they are looking for."

The main objective of kinetic design is to create vehicles that involve the movement even when standing still and pass the excellent driving dynamics of Ford.

"The elements of kinetic design - define the position and how the body is placed on the wheels, the solid coating and precisely executed, dynamic, expressive lines and create a smooth aerodynamic profile - are all very consistent with what we think customers want in the future compact SUV, "said Martin Smith, executive director of Ford design.

Ford Vertrek concept takes its inspiration from the Ford Kuga crossover European hailed as the design leader in its segment, and takes the promise of a future compact SUV world to the next level.

The most elegant new design integrates sports intelligently capacity requirements that customers demand in this segment with an interior cargo volume is comparable to the Ford Escape today.


"Overall, the concept of representation Ford Vertrek more stylish, sportier and more intelligent than what the customer wants a compact SUV," said Smith. "In addition, small details, such as the implementation of, headlights and taillights wheels, raises the advanced technology and craftsmanship."

The exterior color is liquid platinum, chosen to highlight the sculpture Vertrek strong emphasis on the performance of the sophistication and personality of the premium vehicle.

The key attributes of Ford exterior design concept Vertrek include:

Lower trapezoidal grill: A guide key design, now divided into three sections, as first seen with the new Ford Focus, Vertrek immediately identifies as the recent Ford

Slimming front and rear light treatment: Highlights from the latest technology, craftsmanship and detail throughout the vehicle

Hood surface muscle signal transmission solutions for advanced

Faster roof: Compare Sleek disseminate better aerodynamics and energy efficiency

Beltline Rising: Provides a dynamic presence in

Boxes of wheels: Create strong and athletic position

Wheels: bold sportiness combines with the call light

Graphic related sunroof rear window, rear spoiler spectacular


"Based on the reception and the new Fiesta Focus models, customers are excited about the new global design strategy," said Smith. "So it makes sense to provide the kinetic design our next generation of compact commercial vehicles as well."

Sporty interior, sophisticated and spacious

Ford Vertrek the concept of interior is bright and spacious, and transmits all the expressive style of shows from the outside.

As the focal point of the interior, the dash display of forms and shapes that are quite unique, and further demonstrates Ford's kinetic design language. The profile of the wing, as the cockpit extends and visually extends through the side window of the rear-view camera. The center console is quick and becomes a bridge that crosses the center of the vehicle.

The theme of sophisticated craftsmanship are evident throughout the interior including the dashboard leather-wrapped Dusk Grey, contrast and cool satin toned platinum print of the center console. Details fluorescent climax comes as a surprise.

The implementation of the four sport bucket seats communicates and relaxation. The seats are trimmed in fine leather tan suede, and Smith says, "has a robust quality of Bavarian leather pants." This is offset in the cockpit by the modern touch of neon fluorescent red-orange highlights - a fascinating combination of tradition and high technology. The seats are constructed of thin, presented by the support of the central column.


Replacing traditional carpets, Ford Vertrek concept includes hand-woven leather floor. Functional elements on the steering wheel, doors, cluster and instrument panel has a polished finish premium, which shows the gear is usually visible on high-end products.

"Concept Vertrek Ford brings more enthusiasm in the world, and a compact crossover SUV arena and it is our vision of how kinetic design can be redefined in this increasingly popular segment of the Ford globally," said Mays. "Well, the name Vertrek versatility and the ability signals, characterizing the personality of the revolution in these markets."
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