In the Christmas night the busiest man on Earth is Santa - that’s no doubt. And during the years Rudolph has been a real help, but maybe is time for it to take a little brake, especially now that Ford has designed this special Evos Sleigh Concept.
The concept is powered by a 1.0-litre EcoBoost cylinder engine that delivers a total of 125 HP and 125 lbs-ft of torque. Of course this is much more power than the one delivered by Santa’s nine reindeer. But, Ford did some math and apparently this Evos Sleigh Concept is cheaper to maintain than the reindeer: currently Santa currently spends in excess of £122 million (about $191 million) on carrots to fuel his reindeer each year, but with the new Evos sleigh he will reduce cost to just £12 million ($18 million).
"They may look cute, but Santa’s team of nine reindeer create a staggering 214,670 tons of CO2 equivalent emissions each year, so something had to be done to help him re-discover his greener roots," said Ford car designer Paul Wraith.
Its not that we do not like Ford’s idea, but we like the reindeer better. And we really like to hear every year: "Go Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen and Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen!"
Ford is getting ready to turn a new chapter in the design of their vehicles. And the car that will bear inspiration for the brand’s next-generation model is the Frankfurt-bound Evos Concept. Ford is using the Evos Concept as the guinea pig for their new "global design language." That’s right, folks. Any and all next generation Ford models, including crossovers, hatchbacks, and SUVs, will be based on the Evos Concept.
According to Ford, the very first model to feature the new styling cues from the Evos will be produced before the year ends. Ford Group Vice President, Design and Chief Creative Officer, J Mays said: “The first fruit of this vision will be ready sooner than you might think – you’ll see it in around four months rather than four years.
More details about the Ford Evos Concept are scheduled to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In the meantime, there are plenty of photos in the gallery to check out.