2006 Ford Reflex Concept
DETROIT, Jan. 8, 2006 – The Ford Reflex proves that small cars can be bold, American and innovative. The sporty concept is expected to be an auto show star, reflecting a growing and important “small is big” trend in America.
Reflex is a technological showcase with its advanced diesel-electric hybrid engine – delivering up to 65 miles per gallon – solar panels, flexible interior made from synthetic and regenerated materials, and such advanced safety features as inflatable safety belts in the rear.
The concept underscores Ford’s intent to offer bold, American designs regardless of vehicle size.
”From consumer electronics to urban dwellings, small is becoming big in America”,” says Peter Horbury, executive director, North American Design. ”The bold and innovative design of Reflex stretches the traditional boundaries of a subcompact car. Reflex delivers the fuel economy and flexibility that Americans have come to expect.”
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|engine||Duratorq TDCi Inline-4 w/Electric motor assist|
|valvetrain||DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl|
|displacement||1400 cc / 85.4 in³|
|power||115.6 kw / 155 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|specific output||110.71 bhp per litre|
|torque||174.9 nm / 129 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm|
|f brake size||mm / in|
|r brake size||mm / in|
|front wheels||F 50.8 x 20.3 cm / 20 x 8 in|
|rear wheels||R 50.8 x 20.3 cm / 20 x 8 in|
|f suspension||Double A-Arms w/Coil Overs|
|r suspension||Double A-Arms w/Coil Overs|
|wheelbase||2548 mm / 100.3 in|
|front track||1516 mm / 59.7 in|
|rear track||1506 mm / 59.3 in|
|length||3958 mm / 155.8 in|
|width||1786 mm / 70.3 in|