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Nick
01-05-2005, 12:17 AM
don't think we've got this one yet...as posted by Satty on C&G<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sorry, no press release right now.<br><IMG SRC="http://server3.uploadit.org/files/troyer999-SYNUS1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/troyer999-SYNUS2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://server3.uploadit.org/files/troyer999-SYNUS7.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/troyer999-SYNUS9.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://server3.uploadit.org/files/troyer999-SYNUS13.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE>

hwrd_roark
01-05-2005, 12:46 AM
Ford Synus... soon available in extra strength, non-drowsy, PM, and children's formula. Active ingredients: pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, acetaminophen. Do not mix with alcohol. Please consult your doctor if you are taking other medication.

bm88
01-05-2005, 04:23 AM
Does anyone really want a car that looks like a mobile bomb shelter?

knicks125
01-05-2005, 07:29 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Quattroporte</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Does anyone really want a car that looks like a mobile bomb shelter?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah...LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>and a bad name

Adrokvs
01-05-2005, 07:56 AM
The name of the car is Ford Synx, not Synus.

knicks125
01-05-2005, 10:02 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Adrokvs</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The name of the car is Ford Synx, not Synus.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Both names actually have surfaced.<p>Regardless, Ford needs do go back to the drawing board. This isn't a car. PERIOD.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0">

Yannis
01-05-2005, 10:06 AM
If World War 3 was about to happen this is the car i would like to own. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

hwrd_roark
01-05-2005, 10:11 AM
Looks like it should say "Wells Fargo" or "BRINKS" on the side. The back even looks like a bank vault.<p>Is that a really big LCD screen on the back in lieu of a rear window?<p>

Ascariss
01-05-2005, 10:20 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Quattroporte</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Does anyone really want a car that looks like a mobile bomb shelter?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well if all sh** breaks loose, this is where you wanna be. Could Ford be sending us a sign? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Give it 2 more doors in the rear and you got yourself a xB competitor.

ajprice
01-05-2005, 01:00 PM
Is there a new Judge Dredd or Robocop film coming out or something? Because it looks like one of those future car things from a 'near future' sci-fi flick. I mean this in a bad way.

The Water Is Poison
01-05-2005, 01:34 PM
The back of the car does say Synx

JBlair
01-05-2005, 01:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The back of the car does say Synx</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is correct. For some reason, everybody who saw these pics when they were first leaked have misnamed it synus. The correct name of this concept is <B>SYN-X</B>.

The Water Is Poison
01-05-2005, 02:01 PM
I don't see a hyphen there<p><IMG SRC="http://img23.exs.cx/img23/4705/synx9gr.jpg" BORDER="0">

JBlair
01-05-2005, 02:02 PM
Good lord, it is still SynX then. They hyphen is something that I got directly from FORD.

Rugbyplaya91
01-05-2005, 02:20 PM
looks like a armored truck

AU-297
01-05-2005, 03:12 PM
Looks like a Honda Element to me! Pretty Sad!

bolita
01-06-2005, 10:51 AM
I dont get it.. Some concepts are "out there" but this goes beyond my wildest dreams.<p>Maybe if I lived in Baghdad.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

taskbearer
01-06-2005, 11:32 PM
Ford's official press release says its synus<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>autoindex.org</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ford Synus Concept takes urban living to new level<p><br>Ford has issued the following press release about its concept car which will be unveiled at the forthcoming Detroit Motor Show:<p>Americans may be restless, but they are not rootless. They always know where they are going. A century ago, population was moving from the farm to the city. Fifty years ago, the shift was to the suburbs. Today, the trend is back to big cities.<p>The Ford SYNUS concept is aimed at those taking part in this shift. It is compact enough to maneuver through congested streets yet bold enough to run with the big dogs at the same time.<p>THE B's HAVE IT<p>The architecture of the SYNUS comes from the critically acclaimed Ford Fiesta. Smaller than the Ford Focus, Fiesta is what is known as a B-car. Popular in other markets because of narrow streets and dense traffic, B-cars are almost unknown in America. However, considering that the majority of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2010, the time may finally be at hand for the B-car market in the United States.<p>The SYNUS concept explores what such a car might look like.<p>While SYNUS may be small, it has been designed to stand up to the rough and tumble of life in the big city. More than that, it has been given a look that says it can stand up for itself.<p>Taking its inspiration from bank vaults and armored cars, this concept's exterior design immediately communicates that it takes security seriously. When parked and placed in secure mode, SYNUS deploys protective shutters over the windshield and side glass. Small windows on the flanks and roof are non-opening and bullet-resistant. The rear hatch has no window at all.<p>The SYNUS concept also signals security through its use of a driver-side dial operated combination lock on the B-pillar. The rear hatch is operated via a vault-style four-spoke spinner. Flat glass in a slightly raked windshield furthers the armored-car look of this concept.<p>Bold wheel arches make a design statement as well as accommodate the vehicle's exceptionally wide track.<p>INVITING INSIDE<p>Chief designer Joe Baker conceived the interior of the concept as a warm, welcoming private sanctuary in contrast to the cold, perhaps cruel, world outside the car. Innovative front seats are identically shaped and padded on both the front and rear faces. Each seatback can slide from back to front, allowing one or both of the front seat occupants to face rearward.<p>This arrangement could turn the SYNUS into a conversation pit, allowing for personal interaction between front and rear occupants. While the rear seat can accommodate two passengers, it also can fold flat to become a cargo area.<p>Colors, shapes and materials throughout the inside of the concept also were chosen to emphasize the sense of warmth and welcome. And to make the interior even more accommodating and spacious, the steering wheel folds away under the dash. The instrument panel is similarly user-friendly. A model of ergonomic efficiency, it incorporates easy-to-read gauges and intuitive controls.<p>Perhaps the SYNUS concept's most eye-popping feature is a gigantic widescreen liquid crystal display in the tailgate. The largest flat screen LCD ever mounted in a vehicle, it offers a choice of Internet surfing, movie viewing, or, via, cameras, watching what's going on outside the vehicle. In motion, the display works with the cameras to function as the vehicle's rear window: by looking in the rearview mirror the driver can sees a high-definition closed-circuit image of the rearward view.<p>EFFICIENT, RESPONSIVE, FUN<p>The powertrain of the SYNUS is taken from the Mondeo sedan. The engine is a turbocharged, intercooled 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Duratorq diesel engine with 134 horsepower and a whopping 236 foot-pounds of torque.<p>In the interest of fuel economy, the diesel is compatible with bio-mass diesel fuel. This mix features 80 percent traditional petroleum-based diesel mixed with 20 percent bio-mass diesel. Bio-mass diesel is a non-toxic biodegradable diesel fuel made from biological sources, such as agricultural products and even recycled restaurant grease.<p>The concept shares the fun-to-drive Fiesta's MacPherson strut front suspension and semi-independent torsion-beam rear suspension for nimble, confident handling. For increased cornering grip - not to mention style - the SYNUS concept features a wider stance than the production car, and 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in P225/50-18 performance tires. </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <B>Interesting concept, suited more to war life than citylife, IMO a city car should be really airy not claustrophobic. BTW if this design makes production it would not look as stunning as it is right now looks too derivative. Nissan did a better job trying to make a distinctive box with their chapo concept which materialized into the cube.</B>

taskbearer
01-06-2005, 11:36 PM
interior looks alot more promising<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoindex.org/images/news/1019/norm_4_orig.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: autoindex.org

knicks125
01-07-2005, 06:29 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>taskbearer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">interior looks alot more promising<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoindex.org/images/news/1019/norm_4_orig.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: autoindex.org</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Interesting...but I'm not sure if we are ready for 30th century yet

kevinb120
01-07-2005, 08:58 PM
that thing is weirdsville. With Ford having quite a few different small suv concepts lately, I think they go towards the bronco. Since ford claims a launch of a 'compact suv' by 07/08, the 'real' deal is probably already in near-production form of whatever they intend to do. The mustang was almost finalized in 2001.

rosmakloma
01-09-2005, 05:45 PM
my wife said, and I quote:<p>"It looks like a Hummer poop" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

RS
01-09-2005, 07:55 PM
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anonms
01-09-2005, 08:47 PM
That chair has a hole where thet butt goes.<p>Does this have a built-in toilet or a built-in butt-washer?

Tman2
01-09-2005, 10:47 PM
Mad Max's tuner SUV... :)<br>Hmm... if the Japanese companies can make crazy concepts, why can't the Big 3? I don't see the point of this thing, but maybe Ford is jealous of sales of Honda's Element or Scion's xB.

RallyCat909
01-20-2005, 03:31 PM
What a great car for the Nuclear Family!

DoMiNo
01-20-2005, 08:41 PM
This looks like a movie prop or a toy. You half expect the Ninja Turtles to jump out or something. But hey, now some guy in the Ford design studio can say he designed a car after a dishwasher. However as Ford designers draw nearer and nearer to the limits of their own imaginations, I can't help but wonder why everything that makes it to production is so weak sauce!!

myredhotcar
01-21-2005, 08:24 AM
Now if only they'd have the guts to build this one. Hot stuff!!<p>From the A-pillar back it reminds me of a horse and buggy--closed carriage kind. Very imposing yet cosy. Call it a Bronco and sell it for under $15k. A stronger interior would be my only change--i think it looks too 80's.<p>Am i the only one here who "gets" it?

knicks125
01-21-2005, 08:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>myredhotcar</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Now if only they'd have the guts to build this one. Hot stuff!!<p>Am i the only one here who "gets" it?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Right..."we haven't got a clue about this" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>If Ford does start selling this ugly thing, I'd imagine only <I>one unit</I> would be sold, b/c we don't quite get it and are afraid to actually buy it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

LoneWolf
01-21-2005, 09:54 PM
Actually, the back says "SYN" folowed by a much smaller "us" with, I don't know, little diagonal marks pointing toward it. <p>J Mays has been quoted as saying it should be pronouned /SIN-you-us/<p>However you say it, that thing took a long, flying leap from the ugly tree!

KaRaceR
01-22-2005, 09:41 AM
the back of the cdar looks like some sort of safe

AM2
01-22-2005, 10:43 AM
Must have been inspired by this F-600 Armored Truck....<br><IMG SRC="http://www.alpineco.com/f_600_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Does the Ford SynUS come with optional Bags of money?

Velocitas
01-24-2005, 11:29 AM
<br>This is the sort of close-minded thread on CSS that saddens me. No, this concept is not beautiful, but it is creative. Many concepts are meant to be flights of fancy and trial flights of ideas -- the idea on this car is to test the bounds of "mobile home theater". It's treatment of issues like privacy and security with the slide up screens is very interesting, and the bank vault/armored car styling echoes that virtue.<p>This does seem more like the type of concept you'd see at Tokyo from a Japanese maker, and at a fairly boring NAIAS, I thought that this car was a fun, lighthearted diversion.<br>

Spazmatron
01-30-2005, 01:40 PM
I really don't know people why you don't like that thing. This Ford is so cool, funny, inventive amd I love it. Looking at SynUS I can see people behind this car. They were having fun creating it for sure. Yeah it could be childish in some way but it's cute. And you just can't say the same for Regster, Acura RD-X, GMS Graphite to name a few. These are four-wheeled nonsense. Waste of money with no idea behind.<br>Correct me if I am wrong.