By: Sam Bisby
Ford is gracing a flurry of models with facelifts in time for the Paris motor show, with the C-Max and S-Max the latest to receive fresh faces.
The new Focus has already been given the same treatment, with the two MPVs now getting updated features, inside and out. Here are the details:
New Ford C-Max
Based on the Focus’ structure, the new C-Max has been given a similar look to that of its family hatch sibling. This brings a new chrome trapezoidal grille, newly sculpted headlights ad cleaner lines on the bonnet.
The C-Max’s taillights have also been redesigned and the bootlid has a smoother profile. Ford has given customers the option of two new colours: Caribou (brown-grey tint) and Red Rush seen here in these images.
An updated interior sees the addition of an eight-inch touchscreen unit that controls the infotainment features and clears up the dash area; SYNC 2 is also integrated into the system. More storage space is available thanks to some redesigning in the cabin.
The Focus’ engine range is available with the new C-Max, including Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost unit that offers sub-100g/km levels of CO2. The new C-Max will be on sale from early 2015 and the Grand C-Max receives the same updates.
New Ford S-Max
Ford’s flagship seven-seater has also taken cues form the company’s recently updated models, with updated front and back-ends; however, it will be based on the upcoming Mondeo architecture.
The key feature of the S-Max’s refresh is its added practical elements that boast power-folding seats in the second and third rows – a segment first. Passengers in the second row benefit from newly integrated side airbags.
Comfort is also a massive factor for the new S-Max; the steering column can now be electronically adjusted and customers can choose to have heated and cooled multi-contour massage seats. The Kuga’s hands-free tailgate makes onto the updated MPV.
Safety features such as a new-generation active parking system now allows the car to aid you in perpendicular parking, while lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitoring and automatic braking are also on the options list.
The new Ford S-Max goes on sale next summer following its debut at October’s Paris motor show.
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