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2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Ford Vertrek Concept Live Photos

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Ford this morning introduced its sleek new Vertrek concept, which hints at the look of a future Ford mass-market crossover.

Building on the European Kuga and eschewing any semblance of the Escape that it might replace—and looking more like a taller version of the 2012 Ford Focus five-door than a traditional utility vehicle—the Vertrek chiseled at the bottom but smooth around the top.

Power for the Vertrek—and, likely, the production vehicle it teases—will come from an EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while auto start/stop improves fuel efficiency by up to ten percent in stop-and-go driving, according to development

While the interior of the Vertrek looked more like that of a concept car, with thin, molded seats and a strong design theme, the exterior looks almost production-ready. See the live shots above for a second look, then check out our Ford Vertrek Concept preview and this video.

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  1. The Vertrek is a nice vehicle but I really think the name definitely needs to be changed. In German the word "dreck" means "crappy" or "dirty". If you say "Er hat sich verdreckt" it means "he crapped his pants".
    In general who comes up with names for cars? I'm surprised no cars are yet named "Gimpy", "Wimpy" or "Wet Noodle".
     
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