Ford Evos debuts as a stylish coupe-SUV for China


Ford has commenced pre-orders for the locally produced Mustang Mach-E in China, offering four trims including the GT First Edition priced between CNY 265,000-379,900 (US$ 40,780-58,470). The product showcase for 2021 Auto Shanghai also includes Escape PHEV, new Escort sedan and Equator mid-size SUV. However, as with most global automakers, Ford wants some more of that sweet Chinese money and thus it has come up with China 2.0 plan, and the first vehicle under this plan is the Evos SUV.

A decade ago, Ford had used the name for a 4-door PHEV coupe concept that had gull-wing doors front and rear. As for the new Evos, well, it is one of those coupe-SUVs with a steeply raked roofline. Apparently, it is the company’s first vehicle developed largely by a China-based team keeping the Chinese consumers and Chinese aesthetics in mind. The styling is a mix of Ford’s current design elements and maybe some inspirations from here and there.

The front fascia with that grille shape and headlight combination somehow reminds me of a Mazda. The scales on the grille appear to be active; meaning, they can open or close as required. Either way, the Evos looks pretty cool, especially with the tasteful application of contrasting elements such as black and orange over a white paint in this 1st Edition model, and will certainly appeal to the buyers who are into such bodystyles.

The cabin carries over the orange accents on the steering wheel, centre console and in the form of contrast stitching on the seat upholstery, door cards and on the dashboard. The dashboard houses a 12.3-inch digital display for the driver and a 27-inch 4K touchscreen next to it. The wide touchscreen is powered by SYNC+ 2.0 software, which combines Baidu’s AI and its application ecosystem.

The Evos is also equipped with BlueCruise, a first-for-Ford, SAE Level 2 driver-assist systems, and C-V2X communication technology.

Ford didn’t mention anything about the new Evos’ powertrain, but the pictures suggest that it might also be a PHEV (notice the tailpipes in one of the pictures above). Will update once the information becomes available.

Update: Ford Evos powertrain details

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