2011 NAIAS: Ford C-MAX [Live Photos]
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Powering the new C-MAX is 2.5-liter iVCT I-4, optimized for a multi-activity vehicle application, mated to an automatic six-speed transmission, just like the newly added 1.6-liter EcoBoostTM I-4 engine, which combines high-pressure direct injection, low-inertia turbocharging and twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT).
Safety wise, the vehicle comes with 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, and a strong body architecture.
The seating concept and door layout for the 5+2 C-MAX comprises twin sliding rear side doors and a clever new seat folding concept for second-row seats. The second-row seat is equipped with a unique mechanism that allows the middle seat position to fold quickly and easily under the right-hand seat, creating a handy walk-through space between the two outboard seats so passengers can easily access the third row, as well as two individual, bucket-like seats.
"This all-new model is set to take multi-activity vehicle performance to a new level, giving drivers a class-leading combination of responsive, sporty handling, and overall refinement and quietness similar to the standard found in larger luxury vehicles," said John Davis, chief engineer for the North American C-MAX.
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