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Ford Verve news — Frankfurt show: Ford Verve concept - 2007

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There’s a stage next to the Ford Verve concept
that’s all set up for a Classic Rock Band to play: multiple guitars, big shiny
drum kit, Best of Bon Jovi songbook, that sort of thing. Thankfully, the band
is yet to materialise. 

We’re not quite
sure why it needs to be there at all, in honesty, because the Verve speaks for
itself. Looking even better in the metal than it did in the photos we saw a few weeks
back, the concept previews what the next-gen Fiesta will look like
when it arrives in 2008. 

Ford is still
maintaining that it’ll take the public reaction to the Verve at Frankfurt into
consideration when styling the Fiesta. While we’re not so sure about that -
insiders say the Fiesta is a done-and-dusted project already - let’s just hope
it looks at least something like the Verve. Because the Verve looks good.

Chances are that it should do. “The principles of the
design will make the production car,” a Ford spokesman told us. “But
some of the concept touches will obviously go.” 

We’d imagine
that means the Fiesta will gain a B-pillar and sadly lose the stitched-leather
interior. But how much of the concept’s sleek curves and neatly styled hatch
will stay remains to be seen.

Ford maintains
that the mobile phone-inspired interior (which sounds trite, but believe us,
the centre console looks just like a giant Motorola) will remain, along with
the porthole surrounds for the speedo and rev counter.

We’ll find out
next summer, but in the meantime expect a couple more Fiesta-previewing
concepts: Ford has promised to show us a five-door and saloon concept soon, so
there’s a good chance we’ll see at least one at the Shanghai show in November.

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