Live: Frankfurt: Ford Evos Concept image

The Ford Evos concept, formally introduced here – today, on the eve of the 2011 Frankfurt auto show, is the “new face of Ford” and is expected to influence styling on all its coming cars, said J Mays, the company’s chief designer.

The Evos concept has a fastback body shape which is said to reinforce the models’ driving dynamics and distinguishes it from its competitors. Key elements in what Ford is calling its first truly global styling DNA are evidenced in the car’s dramatic proportions — the Evos is as long as a Focus but as wide as a Fusion — more refined surfaces, powerful-yet-elegant technical graphics and most critically, in its recast front fascia.

Engadget reports that the plug-in hybrid concept car focuses on connecting the driver’s personal cloud of data with the vehicle. Data could include health, preferences and work schedules.

It’s a plug-in hybrid, so it can run as a full electric for at least part of its 500 mile total range. And, thanks to that connected nature we just mentioned, it’ll even look at the layout of the roads ahead and switch between EV and normal modes appropriately.