These latest photos, although severely obscured by reflecting glass and miscellaneous debris, appear to confirm those leaked sketches as genuine since some of the design elements match very closely.
Our previous installation of the new Ford Fiesta had a heavily camouflaged prototype only showing the overall body shape and then two weeks ago Dutch magazine Autoweek.nl posted these leaked design sketches just one day prior to the Verve Concept being released by Ford.
These latest photos, although severely obscured by reflecting glass and miscellaneous debris, appear to confirm the dramatic lines of the Verve Concept but slightly toned down for Fiesta series production. We can see the high mounted clear tail lamp lens design, big roof spoiler and headlamp assembly (despite the removed front bumper) which sweeps back into the top of the fender. And despite the two pillars standing in the way, we can see some body lines, solid black B-pillar (not on Verve Concept) and side glass contours, which again, resemble the Verve Concept.
The Verve Concept is set to debut at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show while looking for the market ready version to debut in Europe mid 2008. Expected to be slightly smaller than the Verve Concept Americans finally get the successful Fiesta model which will retain most of its European character a year later. Naturally, some minor design alterations will be made to accommodate US regulations, but basically, what you see is what the U.S. gets.