Ford revealed today the 2012 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 car 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.
Among these technologies we find the hands-free rear liftgate (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), Active park assist which calculates the trajectory and steers to properly position the vehicle (the driver needs to operate only the accelerator and brake pedals), speed limited, panoramic roof and HD radio, rear view camera, Intelligent Access with push-button start and heated sideview mirrors with integrated puddle lamps.
Moreover, the car also comes with Easy Fuel (capless fuel filler), Sony audio system, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, Sirius satellite radio, front and rear parking aid sensors and navigation system.
Regarding the safety, the car comes with AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) with curve control, dual front and side airbags with smart occupant sensor, first-, second- and third-row Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, driver and passenger-side blind spot mirrors and strong body architecture with extensive use of high-strength steels.