The Vertrek is powered by a 1.6 liter EcoBoost four cylinder engine. This engine has produced 180 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque in other Ford vehicles, so Vertrek can be expected to perform with similar results. Ford’s EcoBoost engines combine superior performance with excellent fuel economy. By using the EcoBoost engine, vehicles can increase their fuel economy by up to 20% and simultaneously reduce their CO2 emissions by up to 15%.
EcoBoost increases overall fuel economy, but especially increases highway fuel economy. This allows Vertrek drivers to take road trips and use their SUV for large loads on a regular basis without having to put up with a gas-guzzler. With gas prices on the rise, a better fuel economy engine is a must for any SUV driver, giving the Ford Vertrek an advantage over its competitors.
The Vertrek has more trunk space than the Kuga it will be replacing, which should please drivers who complained that the Kuga’s trunk was too small. The Vertrek will offer 15% more cargo space behind the first row of seats and 20% more cargo space behind the second row of seats than the Kuga. This generous amount of cargo space is similar to the Ford Escape. The Vertrek concept also has numerous technological devices to help customers while they drive such as active park assist and BLIS (Blind Spot Information System).