Monday, February 25, 2013
Ford Iosis Concept
The Ford Iosis is a four-door, four-seat saloon concept car developed by Ford of Europe. It first was shown to the public at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. Along with the Ford SAV (shown earlier that year at the Geneva Auto Show), it was designed to showcase the dynamic new design, the Ford Kinetic Design, direction Ford intends to pursue for the European market.
The shape of the concept car has been said to resemble an Aston Martin, featuring clean angles, a sharply sloped windscreen and large wheels. The fourth generation of Ford Mondeo which went to production in 2007 bore much resemblance to the Iosis.
The Iosis-MAX is a concept car.
It is a vision for Ford's next generation compact multi-activity vehicle (MAV), and hints at the design direction of Ford's next global C-cars. It features the Ford Kinetic Design using lightweight materials and advanced aerodynamics. Key aerodynamic features were the rear door pillars;the rear wing design;and active front cooling ducts in the main trapezial grille which are blanked off when not needed.
The car was unveiled in 2009 Geneva Auto Show to showcase the evolving states of Ford's Kinetic Design
The car's dramatic looks are complemented by innovative solutions which enhance its practicality and environmental performance. These include new door opening concepts, lightweight materials, advanced aerodynamics, and previews the European development of Ford's global EcoBoost petrol engine technology in 2010.
Stefan Lamm, Ford of Europe's chief exterior designer explained "The iosis MAX takes the core kinetic design elements and extends them to a new level, with a totally fresh execution which is not only stylish and innovative, but functional too."