Don't worry, there is no talk of mpg, E85 or other 'boring' features. No, this is all about burning rubber, power slides and plain old hoonage.

Ford is finally coming to the conclusion that small cars may just be the future, in the US just as much as it already is in Europe and Asia. The Ford Verve hatchback is likely to be the foundation for the new Ford Fiesta in Europe.

The Ford Verve made its first appearance at a three-door hatchback in Frankfurt. Later a four-door sedan version of the Verve made its global debut at the Guanghou Motor Show in China, and made its North American debut at Detroit last month.