Ford Focus C-MAX In Detail | Part Three

Ford Focus C-MAX


Maximum Comfort - Flexible Interior
Ford research into the C-segment identified its target customers for Focus C-MAX - couples and families who appreciate space and flexibility, without the usual compromises in driving enjoyment these bring. This research also revealed the average number of people who travelled in such vehicles to be between three and four. These target customers rated seven seats as undesirable, preferring instead to use space at the rear of the vehicle for luggage and storage. Even young families with children told researchers that they would be unlikely to use a third seating row and expressed concerns about the safety of third-row occupants.

With such information and opinions in mind, Ford designers crafted the interior of Focus C-MAX to deliver ergonomic excellence, innovative flexibility and real, useful personal space.

Focus C-MAX is one of the longest and widest vehicles in its class – 4,333 mm long, 1,558 mm high, and 1,825 mm wide – with a wheelbase of 2,640 mm, the longest in the Focus range. Its dimensions have been shaped to provide impressive interior space – front and rear.

The vehicle’s high seating position, with raised H-point and its distinctive roofline peaking just above the front passenger compartment, delivers class-leading front headroom (1,017 mm) for great road view, and maximum driving control, for people of nearly every shape and stature.

Focus C-MAX’s standard three-seat rear compartment is one of the roomiest in this class, with rear legroom (946 mm) and rear knee clearance (38 mm) among the best for the segment. It offers high levels of 40-20-40 "tip and tumble" rear seat flexibility, with 582 litres of luggage compartment space.

With the rear seats removed, Focus C-MAX offers a wide and flat load area with a maximum load capacity of 1,692 litres to transport larger items.

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Published 25 June 2003 Melanie Carter

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