The new Ford S-MAX has been unveiled at the Brussels Motorshow, heralding the arrival of a series of new and innovative technologies and features that will challenge established perceptions of what Ford cars feel like to sit in and to drive.
With fresh designs, the Ford S-MAX features new interior materials and features, a range of more efficient powertrains and a host of driver-focused technologies aimed at improving safety and comfort.
The 2010 Ford S-MAX is one of Ford's first cars to be available with the all-new, high efficiency, 2.0-litre 203PS EcoBoost petrol engine. This joins new 115PS and 163PS 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engines, with an updated 140PS version arriving in the UK later. Additionally, the latest Ford PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission system is available for the first time on Ford's large car range; it will be standard equipment with the EcoBoost petrol engine and optional with the 2.0 140PS and 2.0 163PS Duratorq diesels.
A range of innovative new safety and convenience features debut on the new Ford S-MAX including a Blind Spot Information System.
With the new Ford S-MAX, Ford's design team has achieved significant changes to enhance each vehicle's individual and expressive kinetic design styling.
From launch in 2006 the Ford S-MAX quickly established itself as a sporty, high quality and well-equipped crossover that provided the benefits of a people mover, but without sacrificing style or driving enjoyment. The new model includes a strongly sculptured bonnet and all-new front facia, emphasised by the bolder graphic of the gloss black, lower front trapezoidal grille. A new lower front bumper includes distinctive LED daytime running lights on high series models.
From the side, the Ford S-MAX is instantly recognisable with a new chrome strip which surrounds the whole glass area to enhance the car's sleek and sporty lines. The new Ford S-MAX has also been re-designed with a more dynamically profiled tailgate, lower facia and new LED tail lights. Further distinguishing the new Ford S-MAX is a horizontal satin chrome bar, which runs between the LED tail lights and is embossed with the distinctive S-MAX logo.
The new Ford S-MAX will be on sale in the UK in April 2010 and prices will be announced closer to launch.Published 13 January 2010