It may not be identical but the all-new Ford C-MAX, which will make its global debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, clearly takes its design cues from the stunning iosis MAX concept car unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Departing from usual multi-activity vehicle (MAV) thinking by using Ford's 'kinetic design' styling language to adopt a more dynamic passenger-car look, the new model features a coupé-like, sweeping roofline while still retaining the established Ford C-MAX hallmarks of comfort, space, and practicality.
The new Ford C-MAX will introduce a host of new technologies to the Ford range, including an all-new 1.6-liter Ford EcoBoost direct injection petrol engine and other advanced features to enhance convenience and safety such as semi-automatic parallel parking and a blind-spot detection system.
The Ford C-MAX will be launched in the second half of 2010 and is the first in a new generation of global vehicles developed from Ford's new C-segment platform, scheduled for introduction over the next several years. The global range will also include the all-new Ford Focus coming in late 2010.
Further details about the new Ford C-MAX will be released at Frankfurt a fortnight from now.