New Ford C-MAX Spied

30 Jul, 2009 5:23pm Sam Hardy

Family Ford that promises to revolutionise the MPV market takes its first steps.

Here's the proof that Ford is taking people carriers to the MAX! These are the first spy shots of the forthcoming new C-MAX, which will make its worldwide debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Taking inspiration from the Iosis MAX concept – revealed earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show – the new C-MAX gets a sleeker look with a steeply raked windscreen, sporty sloping rear window (much like its bigger brother, the S-MAX) and a new front end with re-designed trapezoidal grilles.

Available in five-seater and seven-seater form for the first time, the new C-MAX is seeking to go straight to the top of the sales charts, knocking the Vauxhall Zafira (which will be replaced in 2010) from the top spot.

Helping its cause will be a new high quality cabin with a reversing camera on flagship models while under the bonnet, the new C-MAX will be the first Ford to debut the company's direct injection turbocharged EcoBoost engines.

The new C-MAX will get a 1.6-litre unit in 148bhp and 178bhp form. It is also likely to feature new diesel engines too. Sales will start later this year.

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