By Ford's count, 11,000 Millenials -- a generation that in 2008 includes everyone from 13 to 28 years old -- come of driving age every day. Almost half of them shop small cars, according to Ford
, and they value technology, design and fuel efficiency. Which brings us to the small, stylish, connected Verve. Ford describes the Verve as a precursor to the next generation of small cars slated to arrive in North America in 2010. Alongside the Verve sedan
Ford is also showing a Verve three-door hatchback
in order to gauge U.S. reaction to the small-car format preferred by Europeans.