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EU:Ford previews new C-MAX at Bologna Motor Show

Ford previews new C-MAX at Bologna Motor Show

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Ford Europe has issued the following press release:

Ford is previewing a new look for the Ford C-MAX at this year's Bologna Motor Show. The new Ford C-MAX benefits from a refined new front-end design including elements of the company's "kinetic design" form language, plus a significantly improved interior and a host of new features.

The new Ford C-MAX will sit alongside the Ford S-MAX, voted Car of the Year 2007, to offer two stylish and sporty multi-activity vehicles.

"Although we originally launched this vehicle as the Ford Focus C-MAX, we have chosen to give the freshened model its own identity, similar to the S-MAX", explains Stephen Odell, Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford of Europe.

"The cornerstone of our 'MAX' strategy is to give customers all the features, space and flexibility they need from a family vehicle, but with a style that allows them to stand out in the crowd, and above all to maximise driving pleasure," said Odell. "Both the new C-MAX and the bigger S-MAX are true to this concept – versatile, comfortable and spacious, yet also great fun to drive."

Fresh and Contemporary

The front of the car introduces distinctive air intakes while the lower grille features the large inverted trapezoid, a key element of kinetic design.

The new one-piece bumper integrates vertical fog lights, and these combine with new headlamps to create a distinctive and sporty look. Together with a new three-plane bonnet, these elements give the C-MAX a distinctly sporty feel, highlighting the "energy in motion" theme that kinetic design creates.

New and innovative lighting technology includes high intensity discharge (HID) front lamps, which use 'light strips' instead of conventional parking light bulbs. Fluorescent tubes illuminated in light blue follow the form of the front lights and accentuate the sloping front profile.

At the rear, the C-MAX gets a redesigned bumper and new LED rear lights. Both front and rear bumpers are lower and fuller than before, giving the car a strong and agile look from every angle. Also, new 'blue glass' adds extra classiness to the vehicle's style.

New interior design

The instrument panel, centre console and door trims have all been redesigned with more premium quality materials. New instruments feature clear graphics and are now illuminated in a warm red.

The new centre console offers plenty of stowage and is equipped with and an auxiliary input socket for the audio system. The new C-MAX also includes a Z-shaped handbrake lever, which saves room and enhances appearance.

New interior colours, new graphic elements like the door inserts with boomerang-shaped handles that also serve as armrests, more stowage space as well as new seat design and seat materials add style, comfort and practicality to the passenger cabin. A panorama glass roof will be available on the new model, offering a light and airy environment while keeping out the sun's heat with its "Solar Reflect" coating.

Detailed information and technical data for Ford C-MAX will be available closer to launch in 2007.





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Re: EU:Ford previews new C-MAX at Bologna Motor Show

Bologna Show: Ford Rolls Out New C-Max

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Ford has taken the Focus name off the C-Max as it makes its debut at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy this week.


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Ford's C-Max has been redesigned. Exterior lighting is a bright spot in the new look.

BRENTWOOD, U.K. — Ford has shifted gears with its Focus C-Max, dropping "Focus" from the name and adopting a sportier design strategy for 2007. The Ford C-Max made its debut at the Bologna Motor Show this week.

"Although we originally launched this vehicle as the Ford Focus C-Max, we have chosen to give the freshened model its own identity, similar to the S-Max," said Stephen Odell, Ford of Europe vice president of marketing, sales and service.

The redesigned C-Max is a showcase for some innovative new technology, particularly in exterior lighting. The C-Max gets high-intensity-discharge front lamps that use light strips instead of conventional light bulbs. Fluorescent tubes illuminated in light blue trace the form of the front lights and accentuate the car's sloping profile.

The exterior of the C-Max adopts the Ford of Europe "kinetic design language," which highlights "energy in motion," the company said. The front of the car has new air intakes with the lower grille featuring an inverted trapezoid, which Ford says is a key element of the new design theme. A one-piece bumper integrates vertical foglights, and new blue glass is used throughout.

In the cabin, the instrument panel, center console and door trims have been redesigned with an eye toward more premium materials. The gauges feature clear graphics, and the door handles are shaped like boomerangs. A panoramic glass roof will be optional.

Ford said technical data will be available closer to launch next year.

What this means to you: Even though it seems like a natural for American roads, there are no plans to offer this intriguing crossover in the U.S.


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Ford C-Max shows Ford of Europe's new "kinetic design language," the company says.


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The redesigned Ford C-Max will be launched in Europe next year.
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Re: EU:Ford previews new C-MAX at Bologna Motor Show

Ford C-MAX
New C-MAX looks up to big brother

After months of speculation, we can bring you the first official pictures of Ford's revised C-MAX

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Deep front splitter features as part of a sporty bodykit which will go on sale when C-MAX hits showrooms. The reshaped bonnet is also new. Buyers will be able to specify panoramic sunroof for first time


Cabin features square LCD screen on centre console and fresh instrument panel


Headlights taken from the S-MAX

After months of speculation, we can bring you the first official pictures of Ford's revised C-MAX. And when it goes on sale in May, the compact MPV will boast a whole host of updates to attract family buyers.

That's because competition has never been stronger in the people carrier market. New arrivals such as Citroen's C4 Picasso and VW's facelifted Touran are set to fight for sales with existing rivals such as the Vauxhall Zafira and Honda FR-V.

Ford has pulled out all the stops to give the C-MAX a boost as a result. Revealed at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy this week, the Ford debuts an all-new look - one that sees the popular model fall into line with the rest of the firm's MPV range.

The newcomer's front end has styling cues from the S-MAX, with twin trapezoidal grilles incorporating a small upper opening and a larger lower air intake. Vertical spotlights in the corners of the bumper and a reshaped bonnet are neat touches, too. However, the S-MAX-style bold triangular head-lights are the real 'stars', featuring new high-intensity bulbs and parking light strips which glow blue.

At the rear, LED tail-lights are the most significant change, although eagle-eyed readers will spot a fresh bootlid badge. Ford has dropped the word Focus from the C-MAX tag, again in line with the S-MAX.

The Bologna show car also wears a sporty new bodykit, with a deep front splitter, rear diffuser and smart 18-inch alloys like those on the new Mondeo. And there's exciting news for fans of the sporty accessories, because they will be made available as an option when the model hits showrooms - as will a fashionable panoramic glass sunroof, which appears for the first time.

Designers have overhauled the interior too. It retains the current model's five-seater layout with its sliding second row of seats, but the instrument panel, centre console and door bins have all been revamped.

The console gets a square LCD screen backed with glowing red lights virtually identical to that of the new Mondeo. It displays climate control and stereo information. There is also an auxiliary input allowing owners to connect Apple iPods and other MP3 players. Further changes include 'boomerang'-shaped interior door handles, additional stowage space, revamped seat designs and materials, plus a restyled handbrake.

Under the skin, engineers have left the new C-MAX alone. The model has always been regarded as the best handling compact MPV in the class, thanks to underpinnings which are shared with the second-generation Focus hatchback, so suspension settings are identical to the outgoing version.

Likewise, the engine line-up will also be carried over from the current model, with 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0-litre petrol and turbodiesel units. Gearbox options will include five and six-speed manual transmissions, as well as a Durashift automatic.

However, trim levels will change. As with the styling and revised badging, the C-MAX will mirror the S-MAX line-up with a range of LX, Zetec and Titanium models. Standard equipment will include air-conditioning, electric windows and a CD stereo. Prices will be announced closer to the C-MAX's launch in May, but the range won't cost any more than the current line-up - Ford insists that its pricing will be 'value-led' - so it's likely to start at around the £14,000 mark.


Focus name dropped from badge


LED lights have been added at the rear

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