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1st Gear: Ford Evos points toward the future Ford's Evos concept is just that — a pure concept with no chance of production. What it's meant to do is show how Fords around the globe will look, especially in the front, with its narrowed headlamps and single Superman grille opening. It's also sporting some raft of Skynet-like technologies that could supposedly let you sleep in late while mapping the route to Dunkin' Donuts. Ford execs will explain what "visual premiumness" means, likely with maximum bombasity, at the Frankfurt auto show in a couple of weeks. You can see a gallery of images here.