Ford Start Concept unveiled with 3-cylinder powerplant

Ford Start Concept unveiled with 3-cylinder powerplant

Ford has used the Beijing Auto Show to officially unveil its new Start Concept vehicle which represents the company’s first concept in more than three years. Ford has already gone on record saying that the Start Concept is much more than just a design study.

The new minicar has been designed to cater to the recent global trend for ultra-compact cars to navigate dense urban environments. It features an ambitious design, that includes laser-cut LED lights and two sets of running lamps. The Start Concept also comes with the latest connectivity technology.

Power comes from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. Ford claims this engine will offers the power comparable to a larger in-line four-cylinder engine.

The Ford Start Concept uses turbocharging and a clever spark-ignited, direct-injection fuel management system allowing it CO2 emissions below the 100 g/km level. The engine of the Start Concept is mates to a six-speed manual transmission.

The Ford Start Concept features MyFord Mobile concept technology connectivity that restricts certain functions, such as texting, while driving. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning, engine diagnostics and passenger airbag on/off function of the Ford Start Concept can all be adjusted while driving through voice activation.

The Start Concept body is made of lightweight composite panels on an aluminum structure with a hybrid aluminum, high-strength steel body construction which includes a lightweight aluminum safety cell.

The concept car was designed by Ford’s Strategic Concepts Group Studios, based in Irvine, California.

Check back as we bring you updates on more vehicles from the Beijing Auto Show.

Ford has used the Beijing Auto Show to officially unveil its new Start Concept vehicle which represents the company’s first concept in more than three years. Ford has already gone on record saying that the Start Concept is much more than just a design study.

The new minicar has been designed to cater to the recent global trend for ultra-compact cars to navigate dense urban environments. It features an ambitious design, that includes laser-cut LED lights and two sets of running lamps. The Start Concept also comes with the latest connectivity technology.

Power comes from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. Ford claims this engine will offers the power comparable to a larger in-line four-cylinder engine.

The Ford Start Concept uses turbocharging and a clever spark-ignited, direct-injection fuel management system allowing it CO2 emissions below the 100 g/km level. The engine of the Start Concept is mates to a six-speed manual transmission.

The Ford Start Concept features MyFord Mobile concept technology connectivity that restricts certain functions, such as texting, while driving. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning, engine diagnostics and passenger airbag on/off function of the Ford Start Concept can all be adjusted while driving through voice activation.

The Start Concept body is made of lightweight composite panels on an aluminum structure with a hybrid aluminum, high-strength steel body construction which includes a lightweight aluminum safety cell.

The concept car was designed by Ford’s Strategic Concepts Group Studios, based in Irvine, California.

Check back as we bring you updates on more vehicles from the Beijing Auto Show.

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