Ford Vertrek Concept Wins Award
JAN
14

The writers of AutoWeek Magazine and autoweek.com named Ford Vertrek the Best Concept vehicle of the 2011 North American International Auto Show. The Vertrek concept was chose above such contenders as the Mini Paceman, GMC Sierra All Terrain HD and Toyota Prius C to win the award.

Based on the global C-segment platform, Vertrek represents the vision of top Ford design and engineering talent on how best to attract and satisfy future SUV customers around the world.

The Vertrek concept further evolves Ford global kinetic design philosophy. The vehicle’s rising beltline creates an athletic stance, while its dynamic lines and taut surfacing convey muscularity.

A highly efficient new 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine from the global Ford EcoBoost™ family is underhood, giving Vertrek the power of a larger-displacement powerplant while delivering significantly better fuel economy and CO2 emissions. In Vertrek concept, this engine is mated to a new, fuel-saving Ford Auto Start-Stop technology. By 2013, 80 percent of Ford global nameplates and 90 percent of Ford North American nameplates will have an EcoBoost option.

The prestigious AutoWeek award comes hard on the heels of the all-new Ford Explorer being named 2011 North American Truck of the Year, the third year in a row Ford has taken this honor. Click here to read more about that award on theFordStory.com.

The Vertrek concept is on public display at NAIAS – along with Explorer and other award-winning Ford and Lincoln vehicles – in Detroit’s Cobo Hall through Jan. 23, 2011.

You can learn more about the Ford Vertrek on theFordStory.com by clicking here.

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1 COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE
Bill Put a Fusion front on it, call it the new Edge, build it and you will not be able to keep it on the lot.
11 months(s) ago via
JP Paul Is the Ford Vertrek going to be available in 2012?
3 year(s) ago via
Sean Lets hope this vehicle gets 40 MPG or even better how about mid 40 to low 50's when it comes to fuel economy but most likely my guess it would be around mid 30's to low 40's for fuel efficiency if this SUV is ever going to reach a goal like that lets hope so only time will tell if this concept ever becomes reality?
3 year(s) ago via
Suzie Lay Ford is keeping our jobs in America and they support our country and the workers support our jobs wish every company did keep it in America for American jobs will last for generations to come if we all thought about what and where we buy our products just my thoughts ..
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tommy Hemerley Nice!! Ford is the best!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Bradley E. Bowhall Jr and why not ford does have the best design team ever
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Francine Chua vertek is good
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Michael Franks Hey Ryan guess what GM and Toyota will have to do the same pretty soon...New mpg standards are making the automakers develop smaller vehicles to meet the new standards...
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tim Foster Go Ford!!! Nice!!!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Tony Urso Saw the car at the show yesterday. Looks great. But the name won't work. It doesn't start with the letter "F". Unless it's considered a truck. Then it needs to start with the letter "E".
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Dan McIntyre Ford.. You are the only true representative of American innovation. Keep making quality cars and being a leader with your concept cars.
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Robert Menan Pierre Louis it's a great one
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Juanita Roye Ford is awesome!!! FORD ROCKS!! I LOVE FORD!!! : )
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Don Foxworth I think it is, Charlie... will be interesting to see! Fine looking vehicle!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Charlie Lindstrom Ooh is this the new Escape by chance?
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Don Foxworth Is this the next Escape? Should be!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Abraham Valadez Ford always gets the most beautiful looking cars!!
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Kevin Barry Interesting, did you guys come up with the name from the Dutch word Vertrek which means to "take off" or "leave/depart"
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
Carl Allen cool looking car :)
3 year(s) ago via Facebook
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