2013 Frankfurt: Ford S-Max Concept previews a stylish MPV [Live Photos]

Article by Christian A., on September 11, 2013

The first set of details and images has been released of the new Ford S Max Concept that made its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). The latest Ford global design language is used on this new concept car. It features a high mounted grille, stylish Organic LED headlamps and a front bonnet that goes into the sharply raked front screen.

Ford made sure that the design focused on the driver. There’s a high-set instrument panel that cuts back in the centre console and makes it seem more spacious.

It also features a ground-breaking interior roof that adds to that sense of spaciousness. For the instrument panel, Ford utilized high quality materials like the ultra-soft leather wrap.

Meanwhile, the sculptured seats have leather and carbon fibre detailing. It is powered by a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that was also used on the 2014 Fusion, where it recorded an output of 178 hp and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque.

Barb Samardzich, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe, said that how people applauded the SAV – sport activity vehicle – Concept in 2005 inspired them to build today's S-MAX, which he describes as a “true white space vehicle.”

The all-new S-MAX Concept utilizes the most advanced Ford global design language with a high mounted grille, swept-back headlamps and an exceptional treatment of the vehicle's lower fascia that integrates design components that seem to flow inside the lower front aperture and above the spoiler.

The trademark S-MAX profile has been sharpened with the front bonnet gliding flawlessly into the strongly raked front screen, which then flows into the dynamic curve of the roof to make a distinct glass roof visual. This smooth outline encompasses a roomy and flexible interior that provides anything from four-to seven-seat configurations.

S-MAX drivers are known to be energetic and bring high standards - they see their S-MAX as a top-of-the-line vehicle. Ford’s central goal was to surpass their demands in each aspect while keeping the heart of what they adore about the S-MAX.

Further exterior design cues include a feature line sliding at the side of the vehicle to convey a feeling of verbosity and agility, sculptured bulky shoulders, and exclusive headlamps presenting Organic LEDs - the most recent innovation in lighting that provides significant versatility as far as stance, design, quick reaction and color range are concerned.

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