Ford C-Max

Ford is testing the next generation C-Max

The current Ford C-Max was first launched in Europe back in 2003 and was treated with a mild facelift last year as part of its mid-cycle upgrade. New prototypes of the C-Max spotted in Germany suggest that Ford is already conducting public road-tests of the next-generation model due sometime in 2010. The next C-Max will first go on sale as a 2011 model in Europe but this version is also expected to be sold in North America for the first time. The prototype captured in these spy images is using a current model’s stretched bodyshell and its rear track is slightly wider.

Based on Ford’s European Focus platform, the new C-Max will likely share most of its engines with the updated hatchback range. This means a series of engines ranging in displacement from 1.4 up to 2-litre. The potent 2.5-litre turbocharged engine from the Focus is unlikely to appear in the new C-Max.

Most Popular

Will synthetic fuel save the performance car? The manufacturers weigh in
R8 Filler cap
Porsche

Will synthetic fuel save the performance car? The manufacturers weigh in

Porsche claims a car running on eFuel will have the same CO2 footprint as an EV, and BMW, Audi, Aston Martin and McLaren all agree
24 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 revealed – special edition marks 45 years of the GTI
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport hatchback

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 revealed – special edition marks 45 years of the GTI

The Golf GTI Clubsport 45 features aesthetic tweaks to celebrate 45 years since the icon first hit the road
26 Feb 2021
2021 Mercedes C-class revealed – all-new 3-series rival to channel S-class luxury
2021 Mercedes C-class revealed - front tracking
Mercedes C-Class

2021 Mercedes C-class revealed – all-new 3-series rival to channel S-class luxury

New C-class to launch as four-cylinder only; AMGs expected to be the same
23 Feb 2021