The All New Ford C-MAX Debut

The New Ford C-MAX

Ford C-MAX (2009)

An all-new, two-model Ford C-MAX range makes its global debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. The exciting new Ford C-MAX family brings new levels of style and desirability to the compact multi-activity vehicle (MAV) market, with a bold and dynamic new look which extends Ford's acclaimed 'kinetic design' language.

For the first time, Ford's MAV customers will have the choice of a five-seat Ford C-MAX or the new seven-seat Ford Grand C-MAX, which features twin sliding doors and innovative seat design to provide outstanding space and flexibility.

The all-new Ford C-MAX range introduces a number of advanced new technologies to the compact MAV class focused on enhanced comfort, safety and sustainability, including the availability of new and powerful, yet highly fuel-efficient, low-CO2 Ford EcoBoost petrol engines.

The new Ford C-MAX models are also the first products to be launched from Ford's new, global C-segment vehicle platform, and are previewed at Frankfurt in pre-production form prior to their European sales launch in late 2010.

Additionally, Ford is confirming that the Ford Grand C-MAX model will be introduced in North America in late 2011, joining the new Ford Fiesta, the Ford Transit Connect commercial van and the next-generation Ford Focus as one of six European-designed models promised by the company under its 'One Ford' strategy.

The new Ford C-MAX range demonstrates that compact MAVs can be stylish and desirable while still delivering outstanding space and functionality.

Bold exterior and interior designs have been created using the latest evolution of Ford's kinetic design form language, building on the themes established in recent product introductions like the hugely successful Ford Fiesta, Ford Kuga and Ford Mondeo ranges.

The new Ford C-MAX interior applies the same kinetic design philosophy used to shape the body, ensuring that the dynamic and modern character of the exterior is reflected in the style of the cabin.

The Ford C-MAX is the first of a new generation of global C cars scheduled for introduction by Ford over the next few years. This series of exciting new models will include the launch globally of the all-new, next generation model of the best-selling Ford Focus from the end of 2010.

Published 15 September 2009 Staff

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