Along with the Ford Fiesta, the global Ford Focus and the Ford Kuga, the C-MAX is one of the many models to cross the Atlantic to the stateside. But before it makes its way over to the U.S. its seems the C-MAX will get some new Kuga SUV styling and another row of seats.
The current five-seater layout will be expanded with an extra rear-bench for the first time giving the compact people-hauler to move seven bodies. The next-generation Ford C-MAX sits on a new platform from the new European Focus, promising the best-handling in its segment.
Engine choices will be carried over from the current model including the 1.6 and 2.0L petrol and diesel along with the ECOnetic fuel-sipping variant. However, Ford’s new turbocharged EcoBoost engines are expected to join the lineup. And of course, nothing will make us fuel-efficient Americans happier than a C-MAX with EcoBoost on our side of the world.
The next-generation C-MAX will hit European regions as a 2010 model year with a standard 5 or 6-speed manual transmissions or an optional dual-clutch semi-automatic Powershift gearbox.