• Aug 3, 2009
Small people movers are big business over in Europe and Ford is looking to take a bigger piece of the pie with its next-generation C-Max, which is expected to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
It appears as if the next C-Max will grow a bit in size to allow for an extra few cubic feet of interior volume – likely enough for the Blue Oval to add a third row of seating to its compact MPV while still slotting neatly below the larger S-Max.

Styling is expected to follow Ford's most recent trends as set out by the Iosis-Max concept from this year's Geneva Motor Show, with a steeply raked windshield and highly expressive front fascia. A range of 1.6-liter four-cylinder turborcharged gasoline engines with 148 or 178 horsepower are rumored, along with at least a few diesel options when the new model hits European shores in 2010. Since it's based on the same platform as the next-gen Ford Focus, which we're eagerly awaiting here in the States, it seems distinctly possible the C-Max may not be far behind.

[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      The new C-Max will come as a "Compact MAV" + a "Grand MAV" which is slightly longer and offers a third row of seats.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is that... small "people movers" or "small people" movers, in which case I believe they'd prefer to be known as "little people".

      Just lookin' out for the little guy....
      • 5 Years Ago
      i cant see it having 7 seats, the s-max and galaxy both have 7 seats so there would be no point the c-max having more than 5. i also like the fact its like a taller focus estate
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is the size of Mazda's Mazda5. It is small, compact and with small seats in the rear most row of 3, no an adult would probably not fit comfortably, but for all intensive purposes, the 3 rows would bring it in line with other Euro offerings.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hehe yeah the C-Max is "small"... :P
      • 5 Years Ago
      Will have all-wheel-drive option?