Ford is well known for releasing concepts that eventually make it into production under different names. One of these is the Verve, a four-door sedan which previewed the sedan version of the Fiesta back in 2008. Not that long ago they released a new Fiesta but so far only in 3 and 5 door body styles. It seems a sedan is on its way and even though not official, this may be previewed by the rumored 2018 Ford Verve sedan. The car is expected to be showcased either later this year or in the early 2018 and it should be pretty close to the production model. Even though there is little information about it, considering the older model and the fact the new Fiesta has been released, it is quite safe to assume at this point how the new Verve will look like and what technologies it will use.
The car is going to be based on the same platform as the Fiesta. This means it will get the same wheelbase and it will have the same track width as its hatchback sibling. However, the Verve is set to be longer and possibly lower than the equivalent hatchback. On top of that it looks like the car’s running gear will not be the same.
The rear suspension will still use a torsion beam setup but the sedan is expected to feature an additional anti-roll bar. This would be needed in order to keep the car tight through corners because the sedan would be longer and its rear end won’t be as rigid as that of the hatchback. Even though it is expected to be close to production, the 2018 Ford Verve sedan is might boast much larger brakes than the Fiesta and bigger 18 to 20 inch rims in order to stand out.
2018 Ford Verve Design
Considering how the previous model was designed, it is safe to assume the new one won’t be much different from the Fiesta either. In the front the car is likely going to boast a nearly identical front end to the hatchback. The only real difference may be the bumper in order to make it look a bit wider than the Fiesta but that’s about it. However, all the windows, the rear of the car as well as the roof-line will likely be all new. Some even suggested Ford may go as far as releasing a four-door coupe with the Verve which would definitely be quite impressive.
The interior of the sedan will be mostly identical to the Fiesta as well. Here the car will get the same dashboard, features and even the same instrument cluster. The difference will come with the layout of the seats. The car is expected to offer slightly less headroom than its hatch counterpart but more legroom thanks to its longer body. There is also going to be considerably more trunk space so it should be the perfect companion for a new family.
Ford Verve 2018 Engine
The 2018 Ford Verve sedan concept might boast a rather unusual engine. However, its production version is definitely going to receive the same engines that have been released with the new Fiesta. A base 1.1 liter naturally aspirated inline 3 should be standard. Ford’s already well known 1.0 liter EcoBoost should be offered as an option. This will boast between 100 and 140 horsepower and it will be the engine most will get. A 1.5 liter diesel with 85 or 120 horsepower will be offered in some markets as the range-topping engines. Unfortunately the Verve, and its production version, are highly unlikely going to receive a high performance version similar to the Fiesta ST which is a real shame.