Ford of Europe has just dropped the first official images of the new Ford C-Max. Right away you’ll notice that the new C-MAX takes design cues from the iosis MAX concept car seen in Geneva earlier this year.
Based on Ford’s new global C-segment platform that will underpin the next-generation Focus, the C-MAX comfortably seats five and competes in the compact multi-activity vehicle market.
Power will come from a 1.6L 4-cylinder Ford EcoBoost direct injection petrol engine, the first application of its kind. Ford did not reveal any output or performance figures but the 4-cylinder EcoBoost originally made its debut in the Lincoln C Concept pumping out 180-hp.
Sales in Europe will begin in the second half of 2010. No word on when the 2010 C-MAX will cross the Atlantic.
Click through for the press release.
2010 Ford C-MAX:
FRANKFURT DEBUT FOR ALL-NEW FORD C-MAX:
STYLISH AND VERSATILE
COLOGNE, Germany, September 4, 2009 – Ford of Europe has released the first official images of the all-new Ford C-MAX, which will make its global debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The show opens to the public between September 17 and 27, 2009.
The new Ford C-MAX takes its design cues from the stunning iosis MAX concept car unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and brings new levels of style and desirability to the compact multi-activity vehicle (MAV) market.
Departing from usual MAV thinking by using Ford’s ‘kinetic design’ styling language to adopt a more dynamic passenger-car look, the new model features a coupÃ©-like, sweeping roofline while still retaining the established Ford C-MAX hallmarks of comfort, space, and practicality.
The new Ford C-MAX will introduce a host of new technologies to the Ford range, including an all-new 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost direct injection petrol engine and other advanced features to enhance convenience and safety such as semi-automatic parallel parking and a blind-spot detection system.
The Ford C-MAX will be launched in the second half of 2010 and is the first in a new generation of global vehicles developed from Ford’s new C-segment platform, scheduled for introduction over the next several years. The global range will also include the all-new Ford Focus coming in late 2010.
Further details about the new Ford C-MAX will be released at Ford’s Frankfurt press conference at 11.00 hrs (CET) on 15 September.
– By: Omar Rana