2012 Ford C-Max Will Move US Families
The C-Max offers a "five-plus-two" seating configuration, meaning that the vehicle only offers enough room for four adults to sit comfortably, with the two small seats in the back best used for smaller occupants (children). Ford engineers designed the Grand C-Max so that the second-row middle seat folds out of sight into a compartment under the adjacent right seat cushion. Doing so opens up a clear passageway to the third row seating. Also, both rear seating rows fold flat to accommodate bigger cargo loads.
The base model is powered by a 2.5-liter engine that is also found in the Fusion. The mill produces 168 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque (226 Nm) and will only be available with an automatic six-speed transmission. Ford is also introducing the all-new 1.6-liter EcoBoost inline-four, developing 180 hp and 173 lb-ft (234 Nm) of torque. The MPV will be available in three trim levels: S, SE and SEL.
"The Ford C-MAX provides still more proof of how our One Ford plan continues to deliver the high-quality, fuel-efficient products people really want. C-MAX is just right for customers in North America seeking stylish, flexible transportation and life-enhancing technology that comes standard," said Mark Fields, Ford's president of The Americas, in a recent press release announcing the vehicle.
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