I see SRX when I look at this FreeStyle Concept for Mercury. It looks a lot better than the plain-jane Ford sister, but again we are looking at the concept version. Most of what you see here will be eliminated for the street making more of a FreeStyle with a Mountaineer nose. I like the lowered concept outside probably because it reminds me more of a station wagon instead of a SUV, much like the feeling I get when I see the SRX. Inside it looks like ViewMaster blew up on dashboard and they can keep that design for the movies. Click through for more pictures.
Here’s some features straight from Ford:
Meta One showcases the world’s first Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle diesel powertrain
Designed to be the world’s first Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV)-capable diesel hybrid powertrain, the Mercury Meta One concept not only provides an astounding 431 lb.-ft. of torque but also is 97 percent cleaner than the Tier I emissions standard for NOx. Meta One shows that diesels can potentially meet the strictest emissions standards when combined with modern hybrid and after-treatment technologies.
Meta One features Lane Departure Warning and Collision Mitigation by Braking –technologies that could help prevent or lessen the severity of many accidents
With a focus on accident prevention, Ford Motor Company is developing safety technologies that warn the driver when a vehicle wanders from its travel lane and even applies the brakes if an accident is imminent. These technologies are featured on the Mercury Meta One, Ford’s most advanced scientific research concept vehicle.
Meta One illustrates what a future Mercury crossover vehicle might look like
Meta One’s interior provides a “Zen-like” personal experience for its occupants with interior themes that can be customized to individual preferences.
Meta One stretches the distinct sophistication of Mercury’s design DNA by investigating horizontal themes along with the interplay between differing surface treatments. It borrows its contemporary look from the Mariner SUV and Montego sedan.