Wednesday, August 31, 2005

AutoBlog has great pics of new Ford Iosis show car for Europe



This amazing show car is a new Ford! John Neff over at AutoBlog has a nice bunch of high quality photos and the press release from Ford. While this is not going to be a production car, it is a glimpse of Ford's future trends for Europe.

It looks fantastic, sort of like a Jaguar coupe streched into a sedan. While I don't see it as a mainstream Ford for the US market, this would make a great start for Mercury. Styling like this with the Lincoln LS chassis and V-8, would make the perfect model for Mercury to stand out and compete against Lexus, Acura, Infinity and Chrysler.

3 comments:

Ben K said...

Nice! I see a lot of RX-8 in it, particularly the vent behind the front wheel and the overall shape.

If the Ford badge wasn't so prominent, I could have believed that this was to be a new Mazda.

Big Ford Fan said...

There is a certain curve that is reminiscent of the RX-8 as well as the Aston Martin and Jaguar.

I want to know what it would look like with the Mercury Waterfall grille.

Anonymous said...

this is a beautiful design , sleek and muscular. I agree with Ben on the RX8 influence.

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