The all-new Ford S-MAX – a stylish and innovative reinvention of the trend-setting seven-seat sports activity vehicle – makes its global public debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show as part of a host of new vehicles from Ford in Europe.
Ford also will unveil the stylish new C-MAX and Grand C‑MAX multi-activity vehicles, redesigned inside and out with improved fuel efficiency, comfort and refinement. Also making its motor show debut in Paris is the new Ford Focus ST. More agile and refined than ever before, the new Focus ST is for the first time offered with a choice of performance petrol or diesel engines.
“I can’t remember a more exciting time for new product in Ford of Europe,” said Stephen Odell, Ford executive vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The new S-MAX and C-MAX set a new standard for stylish family vehicles. We are entering a new era for performance with the new Mustang and Focus ST. And with the new Edge, we will now have our strongest ever SUV line-up for Europe.”
The all-new Ford S-MAX offers style, driving pleasure and advanced features without sacrificing space, flexibility or fuel efficiency.
On sale next year, S-MAX will debut in Europe Ford Adaptive Steering, which continually changes the ratio between the steering and road wheels according to vehicle speed. A new integral link rear suspension concept featuring reduced-weight aluminium components helps to achieve class-leading driving dynamics and improves refinement and ride quality.
New, responsive and sophisticated powertrains, include the new 160 PS 1.5-litre and 240 PS 2.0-litre EcoBoost engines. Diesel powertrain CO2 emissions will be reduced by an anticipated seven per cent, with options including a 120 PS 2.0-litre TDCi and revised 150 PS and 180 PS 2.0-litre TDCi engines. Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive also will be offered for the first time.
The S-MAX will be the first Ford to feature Dynamic LED Headlamps with Glare-Free Highbeam to maintain maximum illumination without distracting other road users. Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist is first in segment and will assist in mitigating accidents even at motorway speeds.
The sleek and sporty exterior is complemented by a sophisticated interior optimised for comfort with segment-first front Ford Multi-Contour Seats.
All-new S-MAX offers 32 seating and loadspace combinations, and segment-first Easy-Fold second and third row seats.
Ford’s new C-MAX multi-activity vehicle family delivers a sleeker exterior design with the company’s distinctive inverted trapezoidal grille, sleeker, more chiselled front headlamps and more rectangular, elongated fog-lamps.
The models will introduce advanced technology including the Hands-Free Liftgate to the multi-activity vehicle segment, and will feature Ford’s SYNC 2.
Reduced noise, vibration and harshness has been achieved with thicker side glass, more absorbent acoustic seals, and acoustic dampening within the engine bay.
C-MAX models will be equipped for the first time with a new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine and 105 PS 1.5-litre TDCi ECOnetic engine – expected to deliver 99 g/km CO2 in the five-seat C-MAX.