Pricing details in the UK for Ford’s C-MAX seven seater model have just been revealed. The model will start selling at dealerships throughout the nation in October 2010. It will be offered in two trim levels: Zetec and Titanium.
The C-MAX Zetec is priced from GBP16,745 while the C-MAX Grand Zetec is priced from GBP18,745. What’s offered as standard are the following: alloy wheels, air conditioning, leather steering wheel, Thatcham category one alarm, DAB radio/CD and Bluetooth with USB connectivity and voice control.
Grand C-MAX is fitted with powered child-proof locks on the rear dual sliding doors as well as rear parking sensors.
Meanwhile, the Titanium grade added these features: auto front wipers and headlamps, dual electronic automatic temperature control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, hill launch assist, keyless start, cruise control with speed limiter, premium Sony audio, and tire deflation detection system.
The Grand C-MAX Titanium also features power folding mirrors. This seven-seater is available with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines, including the all-new 1.6-liter 150PS Ford EcoBoost engine which comes with a new six-speed manual gearbox. This gearbox also comes with the 1.6 TDCi and 2.0 TDCi powertrains.
In addition, a dual-clutch Powershift six-speed automatic option is offered with the 2.0 TDCi powertrain. In a release, Mark Simpson, marketing director, Ford of Britain said that when C-MAX was launched in 2003, it kept the brand's most significant qualities including “style, comfort and driving quality, but added more flexibility and space to the Focus package."
Simpson added that since then, the market has greatly expanded with the variety of customers’ needs, which he believes are met by the family-friendly seven-seater and the sporty-but-spacious five-seater. He stated that the pricing for the new Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX is made to “offer customers best value for money” while still being able to offer new technologies that will be see on the all-new Focus due next year.