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 |  Sep 13 2011, 4:57 PM

 

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Ford‘s designs have come a long way over the last decade, with practically their entire lineup looking sharp and attractive – but the Ford Evos Concept has just managed to move the bar substantially higher.

Revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Evos looks like something that would have a V12 under the hood, but it actually packs the same 4-cylinder/plug-in hybrid powertrain as the C-Max minivan. Ford says that the powertrain can be hooked into “cloud computing” technologies that can tell the electric motor system when to increase or decrease energy flow based on changing conditions – a novel idea sure to give privacy advocates a good fright.

The Evos may never see production, but we’re happy that this is supposedly a sign of things to come for Ford’s styling. If only we could throw the Focus ST motor and drivetrain in there.

Gallery: Ford Evos Concept

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 |  Sep 13 2011, 4:10 PM

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Unveiled today at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Ford‘s Evos concept is more than just a hybrid Aston Martin clone. Beautiful, yes, but it’s also a look at the future of where Ford’s SYNC technology could go, as well as some new “smart” methods of maximizing fuel economy. It is, after all, a hybrid.

Power the car is the same plug-in hybrid system found in the upcoming C-Max Energie model that will go on sale later this year.

But more immediately than these technologies is the car’s design, which previews the next generation of Ford products, perhaps as early as the next-gen Ford Fusion.

GALLERY: Ford Evos Concept

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To find out more, watch the video after the jump:

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