The Ford Reflex
diesel hybrid concept car is looking to provide a much more hip
option in a market that has long been dominated by not so hip
automobiles. Its main focus is on sleek exterior design, as Ford
looks to catch the consumer's eye with a draw dropping look. The
headlights of the Ford Reflex might look like they're coming out
of a Star Trek episode, but the rest of the car's body and interior
is exceedingly modern.
Reflex, Ford is attempting to go sexy in the hybrid car market.
The sleek, long design appeals to potential car buyers with a
sporty streak. The headlights, as mentioned earlier, are a little
unusual, but they remain cool and innovative in that they also
contain solar panels.
Taking a page
out of Lamborghini's playbook, Ford has installed great looking
reverse butterfly doors that add to the modern look of the vehicle.
The Ford Reflex is small and low to the ground, but twenty-inch
wheels make it look much bigger.
Inside of the
car, Ford decided to go a little more experimental. Though everything
is still modern, they opted not to go with wood and leather on the
inside, but opted for warm and cool plastics instead. Hybrid cars
have been going with a trendy three-passenger design in recent years,
but automaker decided to one-up that trend a little bit with their
Ford Reflex begins in the 2+1 design that seats three, the flip
of a switch can turn the three-man ride into a four person car.
It does this by sacrificing a little bit of trunk storage space,
but that is alright for folks looking to stuff another person into
their car and the vehicle is especially suited for hosting two kids
in the back.
the hip and cool theme, Ford has added dual televisions in the backseat.
These headrest mounted devices offer quite a glow at night. They
combine with a new age LCD lighting system to give off a remarkable
ambiance when the sun goes down. These are just some of the features
that make the Ford Reflex a hip hybrid.
to the basics of hybrid car engineering, Ford tried to add some
things to its ecologically efficient design. The Ford Reflex looks
a little bit like a running shoe and as such, it also features recycled
soles from running shoes in the interior. The insulation of the
Ford Reflex is made from old recycled Nikes, giving the Ford Reflex
a very cool and modern feature.
The solar panels
on both the front headlights and back taillights of the Ford Reflex
help to power the lithium-ion battery system. Solar panels on the
rooftop also power fans to help cool the interior. The combination
of solar power, hybrid electric and efficient diesel, combine to
give the Ford Reflex an impressive 65 mpg rating.
As one can
see, the Ford Reflex is one of the coolest hybrids on the market.
With a new body, improved interior and technology, the Ford Reflex
has taken a toe hold on the hybrid car industry that they aren't
likely to give up soon.