Published on December 10th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
The Design of Ford’s SUV Family
The Everest’s wide stance and bold front end immediately give an impression of its capability and impressive off-road credentials, while the chiseled, sculptural curves of the exterior hint at the refined interior within.
At first glance, Ford’s design DNA is most visible in the bold, inverted trapezoidal grille that firmly places it within the global One Ford family of vehicles.
The muscular hood, integrated headlamps with signature LED daytime running lights, and front bumper convey the Everest’s power and rugged capability. A silver skid plate underneath the front bumper and the aggressive approach and departure angles give further clues as to the vehicle’s off-road prowess.
The exterior of the Kuga clearly places it within the modern Ford SUV family, with a large upper trapezoidal grille and a lower grille flanked by sleek new daytime running LED headlamps and stylish fog lamps. Modern taillights complement the sophisticated front end.
Packed with technology, the Kuga makes the most of its SUV design. A Hands-Free Liftgate lets customers easily open or close the tailgate by using a kicking motion beneath the rear bumper. This smart feature helps parents easily access the cargo area when returning to their vehicle with shopping bags or children.
The fluid, dynamic and refined lines of the EcoSport are clearly defined by Ford’s global design DNA.
A wide hood sweeps into sculpted bodylines, conveying a dynamic spirit of energy in motion. Modern, slim headlamps frame a high-mounted trapezoidal grille.
Moving to the side, blacked-out B-pillars unify the windows into one elegant shape. The muscular beltline, formed by the windows and door creases, ascends as it runs to the rear of the vehicle, adding to the sense of movement.
The spare tyre, with an exclusively designed wheel and cover, is mounted on the tailgate as a classic SUV cue, as well as for practical reasons. This results in more available cargo space, and makes it easier for customers to lift heavy loads into the vehicle over the lower bumper.