After all, the all-new 2022 Ford Evos is on the way. The concept has been unveiled a few days ago in Shanghai. The upcoming Evos resembles the Mustang Mach-E crossover, but for the time being, Evos will only be available in China. It is a mid-size crossover that incorporates sedan, wagon, and SUV components. In China, the Evos will compete with the Subaru Outback.
The Evos is not a new name; Ford used it on a concept car a decade earlier. According to the most recent news, the Evos will replace the Fusion sedan, but other sources suggest that this will not happen anytime soon. Sales will begin sometime next year, and the Evos will not have an all-electric powertrain alternative, as some have speculated. Still, a hybrid variant is happening for sure.
2022 Evos Design
The Blue Oval company did not share many specifics about the upcoming 2022 Ford Evos. The design was unveiled a few days ago, and Ford said that it is a blueprint for Chinese markets. As a result, Evos was designed especially for China, and the styling perfectly reflects this. The open-mesh grille and thinner LED headlights are available on the front fascia.
The Evos model adopts an aggressive design, with sporty fashion cues and a distinct fastback profile. For the time being, you might name it a sedan or a crossover because we don’t know how Evos will exactly classify. In either case, Evos seems appealing and fresh, which is the most important aspect. The styling is closer to the Acura ZDX and Subaru Outback.
The interior of the upcoming 2022 Ford Evos will also be modern. Ford will sell the latest level 2 self-driving system, called “Blue Cruise.” According to Blue Oval, this feature would work similarly to GM’s Super Cruise hands-free system. The same option will be available on vehicles such as the F-150 pickup and the Mach-E crossover in the United States. Evos also has a Virtual Personal Assistant. To configure cabin requirements that customize the conditions inside the cabin.
The concept showed very large screens, such as the 15.5-inch vertical touchscreen used in the Mustang Mach-E crossover. Ford will also offer a lot of safety features, navigation, ambient lighting, and many more. The dashboard is sleek and futuristic, with two displays: a 12.3-inch optical instrument cluster and a 27.0-inch 4K infotainment screen. We’ll see how these displays are used in the development model. Finally, Evos will use a Ford Sync+ 2.0 device with Baidu integration that has been customized for China.
Plug-In Hybrid Evos Borrows Powertrain From the Escape Model
New 2022 Ford Evos will borrow powertrain options from the Mach-E crossover and Escape PHEV model. This means the Evos is using a 2.0-liter inline-four gasoline engine, the same unit that powers the new Bronco Sport. This output is rated at 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. Optionally, Evos will provide a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
However, exact specs are not available yet. The thing is that the figures won’t be the same as in the Escape PHEV variant. Instead, Blue Oval will probably opt for less power, as this is a Chinese-market-specific model. What we know for sure is that the all-electric variant won’t happen, despite numerous rumors.
2022 Ford Evos Release Date, Price
In terms of price, the forthcoming 2022 Ford Evos will most likely cost around $26,000. The price is yet to be unveiled and Evos will go on sale in the first quarter of 2021, in China. This model could arrive in Europe and even the United States, but not in the near future.