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2012 Ford C-MAX

By luanpa in | December 27, 2010 | Comments Off on 2012 Ford C-MAX

Ford Motor Company’s C-Max, a compact seven-passenger people mover based on the Focus and designed in Europe, will make its North American debut in early January at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

The C-Max will be the first vehicle in North America to offer Ford’s 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine, a turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder gasoline unit that provides the output of much larger conventional engines, with significantly better fuel economy.The Ford C-MAX base engine is a proven 2.5-liter iVCT I-4, optimized for small crossover application with plenty of low-end torque.Both engines are mated to Ford’s 6F35 automatic six-speed transmission with a gear ratio span allowing for responsive acceleration from rest yet fuel efficiency for around-town driving and steady cruising at speed.

The new model will solidify its appeal to customers that value comfortable accommodation, a high seating position, versatility and a “smart-sized” package.At 178 inches long, the C-Max is about the same length as a 2012 Focus sedan, with standard seating for five, plus a third row with two smaller seats.

Smart technology for safety and practicality.Among these new technologies are a host of features that will add convenience and luxury for customers and their families.Key offerings include:hands-free rear liftgate,active park assist,speed limiter,panoramic roof,HD Radio?,rear view camera,intelligent Access with push-button start,heated sideview mirrors with integrated puddle lamps.

In addition, Ford C-MAX offers popular Ford technologies and features, such as:easy Fuel? (capless fuel filler),Sony? Audio System,ambient lighting,dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control,sirius? Satellite Radio,front and rear parking aid sensors,Navigation System.

Ford C-MAX offers drivers and families a full complement of standard safety features, including:AdvanceTrac? with RSC? (Roll Stability Control?) with curve control,dual front and side airbags with smart occupant sensor,first-, second- and third-row Safety Canopy? side-curtain airbags,Tire Pressure Monitoring System,driver and passenger-side blind spot mirrors,strong body architecture with extensive use of high-strength steels.

The new C-MAX is part of Ford Motor Company’s global small vehicle strategy that will deliver at least 10 vehicles – and 2 million vehicles annually – from a single C-vehicle platform by 2012.No word yet on pricing, but expect the compact C-Max to retail for nearly as much as a conventional minivan.










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