Ford's all-new C-MAX will go on sale in
the UK in October, priced from £16,745.
Both the sporty but spacious five-seater
and the Grand, a versatile seven-seater, come with a simplified
two-series line-up – Zetec and Titanium. Prices start from £16,745 for
the C-MAX Zetec and £18,745 for the C-MAX Grand Zetec.
With almost two-thirds of UK buyers in
this segment now seeking seven-seat flexibility, the Ford Grand C-MAX
becomes the spiritual successor to today's model, which was also
designed to maximise practicality. Priced from £18,745 for the
1.6-litre petrol 125PS Zetec, the Grand offers family-friendly
flexibility, with the extra utility of twin sliding doors, versatile
seating and improved engine efficiency - and all for just a £250 premium
over today's model. The Grand Zetec with 115PS 1.6-litre TDCi, the
anticipated volume seller in the UK, is priced at £19,745 - £750 less
than the outgoing equivalent.
The five-seat model will appeal to
customers seeking more space than a regular family hatchback, but who do
not want to sacrifice sporty design or driving dynamics. On the road
prices start from £16,745 for the 1.6-litre petrol Zetec.
Mark Simpson, marketing director, Ford
of Britain said: "When C-MAX was launched in 2003 it preserved all the
brand's most important qualities including style, comfort and driving
quality, but added more flexibility and space to the Focus package."
"Since then the market has expanded
quite considerably with customers expressing a variety of needs. These
are met with the family-friendly seven-seater and the
sporty-but-spacious five-seater. The new Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX
are priced to offer customers best value for money whilst still
introducing many exciting new technologies which will feature on the
all-new Focus due next year," he said.
Standard equipment on all models
includes alloy wheels, air conditioning, leather steering wheel,
Thatcham category one alarm, DAB radio/CD and Bluetooth with USB
connectivity and voice control. Grand C-MAX has powered child-proof
locks on the rear dual sliding doors, and rear parking sensors.
The Titanium trim supplements these
features with auto front wipers and headlamps, dual electronic automatic
temperature control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, hill launch assist,
keyless start, cruise control with speed limiter, premium Sony audio,
and tyre deflation detection system. The Grand C-MAX Titanium also has
power folding mirrors.
Customers will be offered a choice of
three petrol engines and two diesel engines. Making its debut in the
Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX is the all-new four-cylinder 1.6-litre 150PS
Ford EcoBoost engine which comes with a new six-speed manual gearbox.
This gearbox also accompanies the 1.6 TDCi and 2.0 TDCi powertrains,
which are jointly projected to account for around 50 per cent of sales.
For those preferring an automatic transmission, the dual-clutch
Powershift six-speed automatic option is available with the 2.0 TDCi