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09-24-2010 08:11 AM
Andrew L
Re: Beijing: Ford "Start" Concept

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Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
I happened upon an old article about the current KA from before it came out
& was shocked to see how much the rendering resembled the Start
Next-generation Ford Ka CGI - CarAdvice.com.AU
By Alborz Fallah | January 3rd, 2008

Link to bigger pic
guess tho the Start's styling suprised & delighted me, FoMoCo had parts of it brewing for some time
That is strange looking, not sure if I like it
09-24-2010 04:07 AM
2b2
Re: Beijing: Ford "Start" Concept

hey, Richard18, belated WELCOME

I was reminding my football-addicted brother today that my "season" starts with the Paris autoshow
09-08-2010 04:31 PM
Richard18
Re: Beijing: Ford "Start" Concept

That is a really cool concept car. I mean it's not a Mustang, but it's nice. My only issue is how small it is, but I guess they are going for fuel efficient.
08-14-2010 09:00 PM
2b2
Re: Beijing: Ford "Start" Concept

I happened upon an old article about the current KA from before it came out
& was shocked to see how much the rendering resembled the Start
Next-generation Ford Ka CGI - CarAdvice.com.AU
By Alborz Fallah | January 3rd, 2008

Link to bigger pic
guess tho the Start's styling suprised & delighted me, FoMoCo had parts of it brewing for some time
05-22-2010 10:02 PM
ausrutherford
Re: Beijing: Ford "Start" Concept

As long as he personally doesnt pen anything anymore, Im all for it.



05-22-2010 09:52 PM
2b2
Re: Beijing: Ford "Start" Concept

sounding like it's largely based on the ^ video:

Ford says its Asian concept Start shows design agenda - FREE PRESS
Posted: May 20, 2010
BY BRENT SNAVELY
...J Mays, Ford's group vice president of design and chief creative officer, said the Ford Start minicar illustrates Ford's design priorities...

"What we did ... was create a car with warmth and charm and a car that you can bond with," Mays said.

"People purchase products because they are prepared to spend part of their life with it," Mays said. "It is an emotional relationship."

"If you look at the design language on the new Explorer you will see a connection ...with kinetic design," Mays said...
04-29-2010 04:40 PM
2b2
Re: Beijing: Ford "Start" Concept

design review video by J Mays - youtube



04-27-2010 10:45 PM
2b2
Re: Beijing: Ford "Start" Concept

TheFordStory is now hosting the video I posted in post#27 along with some happy verbiage...

Ford Start Wins Hearts and an Award - TheFordStory
April 27, 2010
The Ford Start Concept won admirers at the Beijing International Auto Show, and now it has also won its first award. It pulled ahead of 65 concept vehicles at the show to be named Best Concept by the AutoWeek editorial staff.

More than a design exploration into the feasibility of a future small car, it previews the smallest engine in the growing Ford EcoBoost™ engine family. Ford has confirmed that the 1.0-liter turbocharged I-3 EcoBoost engine powering the Start Concept is going into production, destined for use in future Ford small cars, where it is expected to deliver the same power as a larger I-4.

“Great design for such a small car, and innovative use of Ford’s EcoBoost technology with an I-3 engine,” said Roger Hart, AutoWeek Executive Editor.

Inspired in part by a growing global trend towards mega cities, the Start Concept is a journey into solutions and ideas for the future.

“With the Ford Start Concept, we didn’t set out to design some sort of utilitarian concept to save the world, nor were we interested in following the competitive trend toward an overly noisy design language,” said J Mays, Group Vice President Design and Chief Creative Officer, Ford Motor Company. “What we did set out to do was design a personality-driven car that exudes warmth, charm and aspiration…to design a car worth bonding with.”

Click here to read more about the Ford Start Concept and the 1-liter EcoBoost engine.
04-27-2010 03:15 PM
ausrutherford
Re: Beijing: Ford "Start" Concept

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Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post





Looks like it can be easily customized.



04-27-2010 03:11 PM
2b2
Re: Beijing: Ford "Start" Concept

more videos

FordAPA's youtube (quite a few)
&
a 1/2 hour long one @ vimeo:
With its largest, most interactive display ever, Ford is highlighting an impressive array of new products and technologies at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show, which started Friday, April 23. Ford is previewing the global next-generation Ford Focus and a future small-displacement Ford EcoBoost engine.

The next-generation Focus and the promise of significant fuel-economy improvements from the smallest-yet Ford EcoBoost engine - previewed in the global debut of the Ford Start Concept - are just part of a major display of Ford’s momentum in China.

Ford unveiled a new production model – the new Ford Edge mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) – for the China market. Also, Ford announced that a 2.0-litre EcoBoost-powered version of the Ford Mondeo will be introduced in China before the end of 2010.
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