Ford launching new C-Max in 2015

2015 Ford C MAX 1 Ford launching new C Max in 2015

2015 Ford C MAX 2 Ford launching new C Max in 2015

American automobile giant Ford is one of the most well known car brands in the world. It is also one of the oldest for having being found 111 years ago in 1903 by Henry Ford. Ford was one of the first mass car production companies and today builds millions of cars each year. Ford first launched the C-Max (also called Ford Focus C-Max) compact size MPV in 2003. For the first generation, it was sold only in the European market (partially available for sale in New Zealand). The second generation model was launched in 2010. In 2012, the model was finally launched in the USA as plug-in hybrid model. It received praise was nominated for several awards. Unit sales of the model have crossed the 1 million mark. For the 2015 model year Ford will be launching a new version of the C-Max and also a new Grand C-Max (seven seater variant). Stephen Odell, Ford executive VP for Africa, Middle East and Europe, feels that the model has earned a good reputation thanks to its handling, fuel efficiency, spaciousness etc. He also said that the new models will bring more refinement to the range that is comparable to cars from higher segments. New engines will be launched with the new model and Odell claimed that the engines will not affect its performance but still deliver better emissions.

Exterior/Interior

The new models will carry the mark of the new ‘One Ford’ design. Two new exterior colors have been introduced also along with the new model, caribou brown-grey and red rush. The front fascia of the car is sleeker but looks stronger. The main highlight is the inverted trapezoidal front grille which is becoming kind of signature for Ford. The bonnet has been redesigned to hide the washer jets. The headlamps are now more chiseled and the fog lamps elongated. The lighting area of the new C-Max models has been made stronger thanks to the inclusion of- Bi-Xenon HID lamps, LED daytime running lamps and the Adaptive front lighting technology developed by Ford. The alloy wheels of the car have been made vibration-optimized.

The interior of the new models are noticeably more refined than before. There are lesser switches and controls. For styling, there is chrome detailing and satin black trim. Optional features include heated steering wheel and special plates for the door sill. For infotainment there is a 8 inch touch screen powered by Ford developed SYNC 2 system. The system supports voice control for using functions like audio, navigation, climate control etc. For extra fun there is a 10-speaker audio system with sub-woofer. Ford has also added its signature safety/security features in the new C-Max models. There is the Cross Traffic alert and Active park assist.

Engine

Ford is expanding the engine line-up for the new C-MAX family. The highly fuel-efficient EcoBoost 1.5-litre petrol engine has been added. It comes with two power outputs- 182 PS and 150 PS. Those who want diesel can go for Ford’s newly launched 1.5-litre TDCi engine also with two power outputs- 120 PS or 95 PS. It also comes with a new ECOnetic version which will deliver a great emission of 99 g/km CO2. Emission are expected to improve than before by almost 20 percent. However, Ford is keeping the earlier engine and new the C-MAX family will still have the acclaimed EcoBoost 1.0-litre petrol engine with 125 PS and 100 PS versions. Ford took this decision keeping in mind the fact that so far in 2014, most C-MAX models have sold with the 1.0-litre engine, which also became ‘International Engine of the Year’ for the third time in a row.

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