2010 Ford C-MAX at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2009

This is Ford's new C-Max launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car is said to be deliberately designed to be different from Ford's existing mini-MPV, according to Martin Smith, Ford's design chief. The new 2010 C-Max is the first car to be built on the next generation of Ford's Focus platform. Available as a five- or seven-seater, the C-Max goes on sale in the second half of 2010.

Similar to the Renault Grand Scenic, the seven-seat model has a different body style and uses sliding doors at the rear to improve access to the rear seats. A clever folding mechanism allows for better access to the third row.

Ford's new C-segment platform will be first seen on the C-Max although it will be utilized on the next Focus and the Kuga replacement. It will stick with the multi-link rear suspension, which gives the car class-leading handling, but will be available with Ford's new turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

Smith said that the inspiration for the C-Max was to design a car that blended practicality and style, the sort of car that would be proud to have on your driveway.

He mentioned a research that indicated that people who prefer the five-seat vehicles in this segment like their vehicle to be as car-like as possible. He mentioned the Kinetic design principles applied to the car. He added that the materials and quality of the C-Max lead to the conclusion that the interior is probably the best that Ford has done.

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