2006 Ford Reflex Concept
Ford Reflex Concept as presented at the Detroit Auto Show 2006. Reflex was Ford’s intent to offer bold and small sporty cars. It is is expected to be an auto show star, reflecting a growing and important “small is big” trend in America.
Reflex Concept, powered by an advanced diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system that harnesses diesel, electric and solar power.
Reflex is a technological showcase with its advanced diesel-electric hybrid engine – delivering up to 65 miles per gallon – solar panels, flexible interior made from synthetic and regenerated materials, and such advanced safety features as inflatable safety belts in the rear. Reflex also is equipped with side air curtains. The love seat is fitted with an integrated rear-facing child safety seat.
2006 Ford Reflex Concept features an electric motor on the rear axle in addition to the hybrid propulsion system on the front axle. The rear motor provides all-wheel-drive capability, improved driving dynamics and the fuel economy benefits of a full hybrid vehicle.
Also contributing to Reflex’s power and performance are unique headlamps and taillamps that integrate solar panels. The Ford-patented battery-charging lighting system improves fuel economy by using the sun’s power to charge the on-board batteries, while capturing and reusing the daylight at night.
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