The new Ford Focus C-Max is due out in the autumn next year. Ford says the new Ford C-Max will introduce a host of new technologies including a 1.6 litre EcoBoost petrol engine, semi parallel parking and a blind spot detection system.
The Ford C-Max is a practical car even thought the design offers only 5 seats. In fact, Ford’s rear seat flexibility system remains the ace in the C-MAX hole. A 40-20-40 "tip and tumble" rear seat sees the centre section flip rearwards into the luggage compartment, leaving the remaining two seats to slide diagonally along a runner towards the centre of the car, giving unprecedented levels of space for four. With extra legroom and additional shoulder room there is plenty of space in the back of the C-MAX. Even in the standard three-abreast bench position there’s plenty of room, offering 946mm of legroom and 582 litres of luggage compartment space. Remove the rear seats altogether and there is a massive 1,692 litres available.
Standard features include an MP3 connector socket in the centre console, while the Titanium model features blue tinted glass. The range runs from entry level Studio trim through Style, sporty Zetec and the rather techno Titanium. Of the options available, the panorama glass roof is perhaps the most desirable. This covers almost the entire roof area and features internal blinds and a Solar Reflect coating. Additional options include a Sony in-car entertainment system with integrated six-CD changer, key-free entry, Bluetooth and DVD navigation. Sports packs are also available including an alloy wheel upgrade, sports suspension, racy seats, a three-spoke steering wheel and a body coloured spoiler.