Ford revealed today the 2012 Ford C-MAX, the all-new affordable alternative for the North American families who crave industry-first technology and best-in-class fuel economy. The new car, which will be introduced in January at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, will also introduce the first application of the all-new 1.6-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine in its North American C-class vehicles.
Still, the new 2012 Ford C-MAX will be available with a 2.5-liter iVCT I-4 engine. Both engines will be mated to Ford’s 6F35 automatic six-speed transmission. Regarding its dimensions, the 2012 Ford C-MAX has a 109.7-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 178 inches. Furthermore, the new car introduces an array of advanced technologies generally only found in larger, more premium vehicles.
The 2012 Ford C-MAX is provided with key chassis technologies such a completely new electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) as well as optimized new designs for its Control Blade multilink rear suspension and semi-isolated front subframe.
Among these technologies we find the hands-free rear liftgate, which ideal when you carry several packages as it is activated by passing a leg motion under the rear bumper when the driver’s key fob is in his or her pocket. The 2012 Ford C-MAX also features the so-called active park assist which calculates the trajectory and steers to properly position the vehicle, with the driver only needing to operate only the accelerator and brake pedals.
Furthermore, the new 2012 Ford C-MAX comes with speed limiter that prevents a driver from surpassing a pre-determined speed. Other features in the new C-MAX includes panoramic roof and HD radio, rear view camera, Intelligent Access with push-button start and heated sideview mirrors with integrated puddle lamps.
Moreover, the 2012 Ford C-MAX is offered with a number of popular Ford technologies such as Easy Fuel, which is essentially a capless fuel filler that provides a tight seal eliminates loose-fitting or lost caps. It is also offered with a specially tund Sony Audio system, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, Sirius satellite radio, front and rear parking aid sensors and navigation system.
Regarding the safety of the new 2012 Ford C-MAX, the car comes with AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) with curve control that helps maintain stability at all times. It is also installed with dual front and side airbags with smart occupant sensor, first-, second- as well as third-row Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags. The new C-MAX also comes with driver and passenger-side blind spot mirrors and strong body architecture with extensive use of high-strength steels.
Likewise, the new 2012 Ford C-MAX has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System that could notify the driver if there is any inconsistent tire pressure.