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Omar
08-30-2005, 06:23 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/82/images/1/large.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/82/images/2/large.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/82/images/3/large.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: Top Gear <br>Article: <A HREF="http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/82" TARGET="_blank">http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/82</A>/<p>This is HOT <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> , its likely to be next Mondeo<p>Rear lights and tail look like the old Ford Puma

TitanSteel
08-30-2005, 06:46 AM
his thing isn't hot, it is smoking hot! I love it! Aside from it's AM DB9 side profile with four doors, it looks great.<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 12:08 PM 8/30/2005</i>

against the wall
08-30-2005, 08:19 AM
woah. what a damn hot looking vehicle. hope this car stays on the auto show circuit and makes it to ny. i would love to see this in person. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

The Water Is Poison
08-30-2005, 08:31 AM
That vent right in front of the driver's door is very Mazda RX-8

Omar
08-30-2005, 09:19 AM
16 more pics!<p><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/gallery/concepts/F/ford/iosis.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/g....html</A>

Santeno
08-30-2005, 09:24 AM
Beautiful car, but sadly, I can't bring myself to get excited about any production possibilities it might have. I did enough of that for most of Ford's recent concepts for north american production vehicles, only to be SEVERELY disapointed by the production counterpart with drastically dumbed down styling. For some strange reason ford's inetrnational units don't seem to suffer from the same malady. Ohh well, I'll believe it when i see it.

JBlair
08-30-2005, 09:29 AM
This, ladies and gentleman, previews the style of the next mondeo. For those of you who are astute enough to notice, this concept shares an incredible amount of detail with the SAV concept (which previewed the D-max MPV). Seeing as how the two are related, you can infer that they obviously are both members in Ford's new range.

CosworthKid
08-30-2005, 09:42 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> For some strange reason ford's inetrnational units don't seem to suffer from the same malady. Ohh well, I'll believe it when i see it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>So Santeno basically what you are saying is that european Ford concepts turn out pretty good in pruduction form as well right?and this is a european car so chances are it will look very good. The original Focus was very close to concept form, so was Mondeo and from what is suggested in magazines so will be the pruduction version of the SAV(a bit toned down of course)....Anyhow, this car looks fantastic and is very close to what i was hoping from Ford. Dont know it it will indeed be the basis of the Mondeo or a brand new coup to succeed the Capri, or maybe just a coupe version of the Mondeo(?). I too noticed a lot of similarities with both the RX-8 and Aston, yet it still has some cool individual touches. Besides, since Ford has a hand in Mazda and Aston this was expected. Highly doubt those scissor doors will make it into production, probably will sport RX-8 style doors. Great car! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

AXIS
08-30-2005, 10:14 AM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> They need to slap a Mercury badge on that and bring it over here!

against the wall
08-30-2005, 10:31 AM
omg the rear doors are gullwing/scissor doors? thats so awesome.

Ascariss
08-30-2005, 10:43 AM
Ford wasn't kidding when the said hte new Mondeo would start a new design trend at ford, well the SAV did that. But I would imagine a lot more toned down version for production, ie a more convential sedan.

Nodnarb
08-30-2005, 10:57 AM
And we're stuck with the 500 until 2009 or 10. Why, oh why?

AM2K
08-30-2005, 11:44 AM
This is definately a step in the right direction for Ford.. although i suspect the Mondeo won't be as daring as this, the odds are it will still have a nice overall form and shape..<br>

CosworthKid
08-30-2005, 11:48 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AXIS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> They need to slap a Mercury badge on that and bring it over here!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ford would help the Mercury brand gain great respect and big sales if they do. If only Ford US doesnt blame the 'cost" factor and decide not to bother as usual <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

bm88
08-30-2005, 12:42 PM
I think it looks stunning, but I cant help but see a Lexus GS in that front end.<p>Would love to see this become the next Mondeo, and with the PAG trend of making concepts look like a reality, I feel this could represent the ST220 with some concept tricks.<p>Also, When will PAG stop knocking off concepts with the RX-8 format!

knihc2008
08-30-2005, 01:25 PM
i will admit, this car looks good, but all of it is just concept car fantasy. once ford designers start TRYING to get this car back to production, everythin that makes this car look good (the front air dam, the pronounced fenders, the thin greenhouse, the gullwing doors, the big wheels, the rear clip) will all disappear, leaving another boring ford design with a particularly boring ford grille.

Omar
08-30-2005, 01:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i will admit, this car looks good, but all of it is just concept car fantasy. once ford designers start TRYING to get this car back to production, everythin that makes this car look good (the front air dam, the pronounced fenders, the thin greenhouse, the gullwing doors, the big wheels, the rear clip) will all disappear, leaving another boring ford design with a particularly boring ford grille.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You have a point, BUT I'm hopeful they won't. Look at the SAV - the spy pics clearly show it's almost identical, e.g. the front headlights look same as concept, the rear lights are same shape as concepts, and the front fog lights are just below the headlights as on the concept <p>I hope it'll be the same for Mondeo. But of course, the Gullwing doors have no chance of making it into the Mondeo

caarmike
08-30-2005, 03:08 PM
WOW! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> This thing makes the Fusion look like a bag of stagnant crap!<p>I love these really super-sleek sedans. This thing would be a poor man's CLS. Let me join the chorus in saying BUILD IT! SELL IT IN NORTH AMERICA! and KEEP THE PRICE AROUND $25K!

Soul Man
08-30-2005, 03:13 PM
personally this thing screams jag to me, and i think ford would do better for jag giving a similar design to them for say the next stype, and i feel this should be labeled a jag, honestly im impressed, and i understand certain elements signal the next mondeo, but this car just screams too much jag to me, and deservedly so should be under the jag name

Gian86
08-30-2005, 04:39 PM
whoa!!!! This must be one of the coolest concept i saw from ford this decade with mad blue LED headlights and 4 guilwing suicide doors. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Gian05 at 7:55 PM 8/31/2005</i>

Redline
08-30-2005, 07:00 PM
What a stunner. I love it. Lower grill is a little too big, but I find fault with everything. What an amazing concept. Too bad most of it won't transfer to production. It's still great to know it existed. I don't think the third light would count as a CHMSL though.

62Lincoln
08-30-2005, 07:21 PM
Wouldn't it be a kicker if this could be built intact as a platform mate to the RX-8? I see some resemblance in the front fender area, as has been mentioned earlier. Nice, nice job by Ford.

autoindx
08-30-2005, 10:14 PM
Is it only me who sees a touch of Bentley Continental GT fromt he side where the roofline meets the waistline?<br>

davidChief
08-31-2005, 12:16 AM
High res pics:<br><A HREF="http://www.forddesktops.com/default.asp?a=search&k=iosis" TARGET="_blank">http://www.forddesktops.com/de...iosis</A>

conan
08-31-2005, 01:18 AM
Am I the only one who thinks this thing has 'Aston Martin Lagonda' written all over it?

AllodoxaphobicJay
08-31-2005, 01:59 AM
It's like a design showcase for the Ford automotive empire - RX-8 fenders, DB9 DLO, new XK rear lights, S40 hood shape. The only Ford-looking bit is the front, and that's weird-lookin'.<p>This with the Mazda Sassou frontal graphics (not the materials though) would be sweet-as.

CosworthKid
08-31-2005, 02:25 AM
[QUOTE=AllodoxaphobicJay]It's like a design showcase for the Ford automotive empire - RX-8 fenders, DB9 DLO, new XK rear lights, S40 hood shape. The only Ford-looking bit is the front, and that's weird-lookin'.<br>QUOTE]<p>I agree that this looks like a Ford Moto Co remix project,hehe. Still, this looks really nice and i think makes most new cars look either overworked or just very cheesy. Take the Peugeot 407 and 407 Coupe for example...it looks as if the designers have tried so much to make it look different that they lost the plot. Especially the 407 coupe looks nothing like how a classic coupe should look like. And then look at the Iosis..wow!This screams classic. Ive always hoped that Ford would use some Aston Martin influences for an upcoming coupe or a new Capri and this looks very nice. I do agree that it also reminds me a bit of Lexus concepts and maybe the resemblance with the RX-8 is too close for confort but overall this is opne mean looking car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0">

Blob
08-31-2005, 02:51 AM
the car looks great,<p>I think ford is going the right way for the new family look by making them look different, but unmistakibly a ford.<p>I do hope something similar makes it into production, like the SAV

Supremus
08-31-2005, 04:08 AM
I dunno, looks more like a new Capri to me than a new Mondeo. But it's very cool, anyway.

Hornbag
08-31-2005, 04:12 AM
Thats absolutly HORN!!!<p>Wow!!! Im speachless, but i recon the new Mondeo wont be too far tonned down from this...Ford cant do it...they cant rewin another amazing concept!!!

spwolf
08-31-2005, 05:27 AM
Nice Lexus Celica RX<p>:-)

Gromit
08-31-2005, 06:00 AM
Meh.<p>Hard to get too excited about it. It's pure showcar, and oh-so derivative. RX-8 meets DB-9.

taskbearer
08-31-2005, 01:16 PM
A bit of History...<p>When Mr Retro "J Mays" (definitely the automotive industry's best rhetorical talker) took over Ford design, He messed up the dynamic "new edge design" that gave us the still modern looking cougar, evergreen ka, and segment busting focus for a bland, staid design. The mondeo, fiesta and new focus are unfortunate victims of this. <br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoemirates.com/_Images/carimg/visos290903web2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Even the Ford Visios concept was as boring as bottled water. <p><br>Enter Martin Smith, the guy that gave opel its spark with breathtaking concepts and production cars. Immediately he took over as Fords Europe design chief, things started changing. The SAV concept was bold and daring and marks his first influence on the company. <p>Now the iosis takes it to another level. The car's design is definitely a mix of all Ford Mo co family, but its has a look of its own. Finally a Ford concept that makes people go wow. I love the design and have high hopes for the next mondeo and future products from Ford europe.

knihc2008
08-31-2005, 01:42 PM
i understand that the car looks good but the problem is that there is absolutely nothing original about it. we've even seen the four-door gullwing thing on another concept: a mercury concept.

bolita
08-31-2005, 02:30 PM
I cant remember when was the last time Ford produced such an exciting concept. In any case I feel that this is a departure from recent exercises which definitively should benefit future Euro Fords. I hope the other Ford regions are WATCHING and LISTENING to all of our comments!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

husseindesign
08-31-2005, 03:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i understand that the car looks good but the problem is that there is absolutely nothing original about it. we've even seen the four-door gullwing thing on another concept: a mercury concept.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Who cares? Since it's not a cheap copy, the only thing that matters here is that it looks good.<br>This and the the C-Sportlounge are the best looking concept cars in years.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by husseindesign at 7:49 PM 9/1/2005</i>

JBlair
08-31-2005, 05:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i understand that the car looks good but the problem is that there is absolutely nothing original about it. we've even seen the four-door gullwing thing on another concept: a mercury concept.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The gullwings are not meant as part of the design, rather they are meant to enable easy access to the interior for the show. Thats why, if you'll notice, many showcars like this use gullwing doors instead of regular ones.

CosworthKid
09-01-2005, 06:09 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>husseindesign</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Who cars? Since it's not a cheap copy, the only thing that matters here is that it looks good.<br>This and the the C-Sportlounge are the best looking concept cars in years.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Couldn't agree with you more man, definately these are the best looking concepts in a while, plus i'd add the SAV concept to form a trio. The thing is,not all concepts are supposed to be extremely different or offer new things. A concept can just showcase the abilities of a design team in terms of form and function in relation to not-so-distant design philosophies. In simple English, unlike many concepts from todays manufacturers(includinf Ford US), the last Ford Europe design show actual production possibilities. The S-max looks very close to SAV, the Focus Vignale looks almost same and now the Iosis gives clear hints to the new Mondeo. I'd say give me a concept that has something to do with reality over a sci-fi display of unrealistic technologies anytime. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

taskbearer
09-01-2005, 10:06 AM
Beauty does not mean looking different, but is characterised by the most harmonious flow between design elements. In fact the most beautiful cars are the ones that are not so individual. If the originality stuff is taken too seriously, you end up with a very STRANGE looking automobile.<p>The Iosis is HOT! It made my pulse rise the first time I saw it, and that is enough to say its a great concept. If we begin to nitpick here and there we can just as well say EVERY CAR ever designed copied something from another. ...and did I forget to mention that this concept is HOT!? I mean its minblowing. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

knihc2008
09-01-2005, 11:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The gullwings are not meant as part of the design, rather they are meant to enable easy access to the interior for the show. Thats why, if you'll notice, many showcars like this use gullwing doors instead of regular ones.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>are you kidding me? gullwing doors make it easier to get in a car? they eat into head space and usually make your head bump into the bottom of the door. if they were so easy to use, why don't more manufacturers use it? it's not like they're expensive: you can get a lambo door kit for a couple hundred.

62Lincoln
09-01-2005, 11:58 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>are you kidding me? gullwing doors make it easier to get in a car? they eat into head space and usually make your head bump into the bottom of the door. if they were so easy to use, why don't more manufacturers use it? it's not like they're expensive: you can get a lambo door kit for a couple hundred.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Reread his post. He said easier access <I>for the show</I>. I don't think he was suggesting what you are contesting.

Reppu
09-01-2005, 11:58 PM
Gullwings allow a better and wider sight of the interior, and that's what you want in a show car. That's what JBlair was saying.

knihc2008
09-02-2005, 12:37 AM
ah gotcha.<p>more show car fluff, this car is.

Hornbag
09-02-2005, 03:12 AM
Still, the gullwing door looks hot, and i think certainly has a place in this car!

pcread
09-02-2005, 05:53 AM
Impressive looking car. As much of this that Ford can put in the next gen Mondeo, the better. No need for a straight X-Type replacement if it would have to compete with this.<br>Gull-wing doors make good sense for parking though. (European) parking slots are still based on the previous generation of cars. Now almost all models are wider, making access from the side more difficult. Shame they'll never make it to production.

SV
09-04-2005, 11:49 AM
wow, this is jaw-droppingly beautiful <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> if the mondeo looks like this, then they'll have really set it apart from the competition, and in a good way.

coolbluelb
09-04-2005, 12:29 PM
Sad that it is unlikely to make it to the States. I really like the look, and think it could do well as an upmarket sport sedan (think G35 competitor). Probably as a Lincoln rather than a Ford.

scorpio14
09-05-2005, 01:23 AM
Yeah thats my favourite Ford.... and hope theres a production version one day.... even id buy it...

sanbar778
09-05-2005, 07:51 PM
Wow this car is stunning but it looks so much like a Jaguar design tome. Beautiful.

Hornbag
09-06-2005, 03:40 AM
Thanks god someone said it, does the rear remind anyone else of a Jag? Some of the side is kinda Jag as well...

CosworthKid
09-06-2005, 02:03 PM
Actually mate, almost everybody in this forum saw Jaguar connections,lol...its like i said before, this car is a Ford company remix as far as design elements. Its got Jaguar XK8 which itself has Aston Martin DB9 in it, so the Iosis has Aston as well. A lot of RX-8 too...but since they all belong in the same family this wouldn't be called a steal...Besides:1) this car looks beautiful and has a lot of touches to make it seem individual and 2) all other Ford companies were greatly benefited by the "mother brand" in many areas so its about time the Ford cars started to get in-style with the rest of the gang too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.forumsforjustice.org/forums/images/smilies/sponge.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
09-12-2005, 11:00 AM
Part details:<p><A HREF="http://autodeadline.com/Photos?Pop=Ford&Model=frdconcept" TARGET="_blank">http://autodeadline.com/Photos...ncept</A>

Gromit
09-21-2005, 06:42 AM
The grille treatment looks a little old hat...<p><IMG SRC="http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/82/images/1/large.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.pt.qld.gov.au/auctions/vehicles/images/041202/AU-III-Sedan.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://photos.carsales.com.au/3423283.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Gromit at 6:49 AM 9/21/2005</i>

Hornbag
09-23-2005, 02:50 AM
Mabey the new edge styling isnt dead just yet...

Gian86
09-23-2005, 05:00 AM
Well gromit, i saw on the internet recently that the front end of Ford Iosis could make a clue for the next falcon. I'm very sure the grille will look the same as Iosis concept. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

AllodoxaphobicJay
09-23-2005, 09:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mabey the new edge styling isnt dead just yet...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good. It still beats the 'new volkswagen' styling that J Mays has been pushing for the past few years.

Rossell
09-25-2005, 03:27 AM
Well, a friend of mine keeps saying new cars look like crap and wishes they looked like the cars of old.<p>So when he saw the grille of the Iosis, his face lit up since its VERY reminiscent of some of the old Fords.<p><A HREF="http://www.carshowuk.com/images/ford/Escort-85-600.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carshowuk.com/image...0.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://autooboz.site.kz/foto/ford/ford_sierra(1984).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://autooboz.site.kz/foto/f...).jpg</A>

ajprice
09-25-2005, 09:00 AM
Now I've seen those Falcon pictures, it definitely looks like the Iosis has a 'next-gen' Falcon nose on it. Hmm, and there we were thinking it was a Euro Mondeo / US Contour replacement.

CosworthKid
09-27-2005, 11:37 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ajprice</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Now I've seen those Falcon pictures, it definitely looks like the Iosis has a 'next-gen' Falcon nose on it. Hmm, and there we were thinking it was a Euro Mondeo / US Contour replacement.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Apparently the Iosis will inspire most Ford Europe and Ford Australia next-gen cars...including the Mondeo and Falcon. Relative article can be found at the goauto.com.au site. If this turns out to be true, then this will be a return to form for Ford and we will finally start seeing a more consistent family look across the globe. Not sure where Ford US stands though

mzoltarp
10-02-2005, 02:47 PM
The Iosis is just too nice to water down. Fingers crossed.

pcread
11-29-2006, 09:15 AM
Autoexpress article and video!<p><A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/motoringpreviews/204131/ford_iosis_x.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/n....html</A>