Admiring the Ford Verve Concept from All Angles
By Mike Mello
There’s a lot of surface transitions near the base of the A pillar but I think they work well – especially where the body line below the mirror meets that strong fender arch. The lines don’t intersect and I like the tension that’s created in this area. What do you think of those hot redwall tires? Any possibility of those reaching production? The antique reproduction market has them!
The Verve’s front light assembly looks alive. Lighting here, as in many recent cars, has again become a major area of brand identity. The headlight cluster makes such a big impression on your first look at a car that it simply has to look sharp. This design definitely delivers, including the lower signal lamp.
Following the crisp line up the A-pillar reveals a large glass roof panel. Something about that giant piece of glass seems too good to be true…
The Verve’s rear quarter maintains an energetic feel and the body line below the taillight helps keep the corners looking trim. Wrap-around taillights point towards the front end and help reinforce the comfortably aggressive stance.
What do you think? Does the Verve look like it’s ready for delivery? Although we’re only looking at exterior shots here, you can see a few interior views in the post mentioned up in the first paragraph. Are there any changes you would make to the exterior? Hopefully the Verve concept is very close to what we’ll see in North America by 2010.