• Mar 20, 2007
Some cloaked shots of the production version of Ford's newest cute ute have surfaced. First shown as the iosis-X concept in Paris, this C-segment crossover features that same "kinetic design language" we see in Ford of Europe's S-MAX and C-MAX, in a size that slots between the two. This small crossover would compete head-to-head with the Toyota RAV-4 and Honda CR-V, among others.
Just when we thought the CUV/SUV market couldn't get any more crowded, this would be the eleventieth UV in the Ford lineup alone. But it's a looker, this one. Using spy photos of a heavily disguised prototype, the artist created a rendering that looks athletic and stylish but functional, sort of like a scaled down Mazda CX-7, which is a good thing. Our previous spy shots of this productionized iosis-X looked markedly different, but it's likely the older pics were of a test mule. As this vehicle gets closer to it's early 2008 launch and Frankfurt debut, the shape seems to be taking its final, more stylish form.

[Source: drive.com.au]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      This is for Europe only from what I can gather.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Now all Ford's got to do is slap on that garish chrome bar grill and destroy a good design.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So without the Fairlane they'll have eleven and with the Fairlane they'll have twelve. I'm hoping this is more of an escape redesign than another full blown SUV.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Say, anyone else think that this Ford looks one heckua lot like the new Zap drawing?

      http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=120032
      • 7 Years Ago
      Even though it has nothing to do with the Fairlane I would like to know when we might see some spy shots or information about it. It is suppose to be coming out next year isn't it? Or have they cancelled that as well?!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Since the Iosis Concept became the Mondeo, wouldn't this car become the Mondeo-X?
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      So if this is replacing the Escape in Europe, does that mean out Escape will have a short life and be replaced witht his too? I hope so, this is one nice looking little ute. Puts the rest to shame!