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Ford Vertrek Concept: Up Close

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The Vertrek looks more like Ford’s compact cars than its crossovers. Its grille is almost an afterthought — a placeholder for the company’s oval logo — and a different tack from the prominent bars that cascade down the Explorer, Edge and Flex.

More details and photos of the Ford Vertrek concept

The lower air dam looks straight off the new Focus, complete with triangular outboard sections. It makes sense: The Focus is a global car. So, likely, will be whatever crossover the Vertrek becomes.

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