Report: Ford's European C-Max Compact Multi-Activity Vehicle Could See U.S. Shores
Ford has just released several images of the 2011 C-Max, which is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just over a weeks time. While not currently scheduled to go on sale in North America, there is a strong possibility that this new compact multi-activity vehicle could eventually cross the pond.
The C-Max is based on Ford's new global-C platform which underpins the upcoming Focus. As a more family-oriented vehicle, the C-Max could compete in a growing segment on this side of the Atlantic that includes the Kia Rondo and Mazda5. Recently Ford sold off much of its share in Mazda, essentially cutting the Japanese automaker loose, but by doing so Ford gave up its foothold in MAV or MPV segment.
Set to go on sale in Europe mid-way through 2010, the C-Max will be available with a new turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine featuring direct-injection.
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