So THIS is where the vehicle armor went

Thomas Veil

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Check out this car that Ford is showing at the Detroit Auto Show: the SynUS:



Are they kidding? Personally, I think this is in very poor taste, considering it's targeted at "urban life". Seems like the kind of car Strom Thurmond would've driven through Harlem.

Apparently automotive wags have already started pronouncing the name "the Sinus".

I don't know...what do you think?
 

OutThere

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To me it looks like an bank/valuable transport truck, like used to move cash and gold, and often seen in the Diamond District of New York City. It's a pretty good sales move on the part of ford - it's something that plays to the xenophobic, paranoid tendencies of Americans today. :rolleyes:
 

friarbayliff

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It would seem that the concept they were going for with this 'conceptual' design was 'idiocy on wheels'. Way to go Ford - make the American auto industry proud :(
 

Xtremehkr

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Introducing the all new Ford Brinks. For everyone who wanted an amored vehicle but couldn't get one.

 

jsw

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Hmmm. SynUS. Sin-us. Sinna's ("sinners"). Can't wait for rap song mentioning "winna's", "sinna's", etc.
 

Xtremehkr

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It looks as though they are try to improve on this;



By making theirs look gangsta.

Nissan are re-engineering the Cube for the US market.

 

TEG

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The Sinus is a bad idea from a dying company that hasn't had a good Ideas since the first mustang. If they do produce it, hopefully it will be the death kneel of Ford and we can get those poorly built cars, Trucks, and SUVs off the road. Not to mention Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Aston Marton, Jaguar, and VOLVO. (Not a single reliable brand.)

That being said, I do own a Ford, and never will again, and my information about how poor they are comes from my extensive network of friends who work there, but will NEVER buy any of their products.

Long Live General Motors.

TEG
 

Mr. Anderson

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Its a concept and will most likely not go anywhere. I do like the idea of the big screen in the back on the tailgate :D

But there were now mirrors on the thing (side view mirrors). I'm wondering if its all cameras?

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dvdh

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Success will come down to marketing . . .

Maybe Ford can create some sort of retro-mob appeal for this beast? Personally, I would never buy it . . . but what do I know . . .
 

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Xtremehkr

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Thomas Veil said:
Holy crap.

Have they considered renaming it the Toaster Oven?
They could be subtle and call it the Rubiks.

I looked at a Scion xB this time around, incredibly versatile little vehicles, but they are hot right now, a used one was going for more than a new one is supposed to.
 

Nickygoat

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TEG said:
The Sinus is a bad idea from a dying company that hasn't had a good Ideas since the first mustang. If they do produce it, hopefully it will be the death kneel of Ford and we can get those poorly built cars, Trucks, and SUVs off the road. Not to mention Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Aston Marton, Jaguar, and VOLVO. (Not a single reliable brand.)

That being said, I do own a Ford, and never will again, and my information about how poor they are comes from my extensive network of friends who work there, but will NEVER buy any of their products.

Long Live General Motors.

TEG
Don't knock Astons. At least they can go round corners :D
 

EJBasile

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WOW THAT IS UGLY

1) Looks like Armoured Truck
2) Looks like a matchbox car
3) it a ford
4) looks like it will have excellent visibility [sarcasm]