Ford has released information and pictures on the new C-Max that will debut at Frankfurt and go on sale in the second half of 2010 as a 2011 model.
Ford has released some detail of the new C-Max, which is the first car from Ford to use the next generation Ford Focus platform, and will come as either a five or seven seat car.
Not only will the new C-Segment platform be used here in the C-Max, but it will also see use in not just the next generation Focus, but also in the eventual replacement for the Ford Kuga. The C-Max will very sensibly stick with the multi-link rear suspension that has given the current generation Focus such great driving dynamics, and it will also feature Ford’s 1.6 litre Ecoboost engine, which is equipped with a turbo and direct injection for improved economy and efficiency.
The C-Max in the photos here is the five-seater derivative. The seven-seater is expected to have a different body style and come equipped with a sliding rear doors to give better access to the third row of seats, which are said to incorporate a very clever folding mechanism.
Other features to be incorporated in the new C-Max include semi-automatic parking and blind-spot detector.
Ford are expected to bring both the five and seven seat C-Max variants to the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.
We should get more detail then.
Ford C-Max 2010 Photo Image Gallery