Ford C-Max Facelift Spied

Ford C-Max Facelift 9 photos
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As far as compact MPVs go, the Ford C-Max is one of the segment's best-selling models. The nameplate was introduced in the U.S. back in 2012 as a 2013 model year, but now is time for a facelift and here's a spoiler alert: cosmetic updates are few, but suffice.
The latest batch of spyshots provided by our team of carparazzi depict a mildly camouflaged C-Max facelift and the differences are easily identifiable. Starting with the front fascia, the round fog lights of the outgoing model are replaced by trapezoidal clusters a la the 2015 Ford Focus, which was showcased by the Blue Oval back in April.

It may not strike you at first glance, but the spied vehicle's headlights are clearer than what we're used to on the 2014 C-Max Hybrid and Energi, giving the MPV a more contemporary look, even though the shape and light bulbs arrangement are virtually the same as before. A bit of camo masks what we think is a cruise control sensor bang in the middle of the lower black plastic radiator grille.

But the biggest difference we identified may come as a surprise to C-Max owners: the upper grille, the one with the Ford badge and a slim horizontal chrome bar, seems to have been deleted. As for the radiator grille, the Aston Martin-inspired design is virtually unchanged. Side mirror turn signal light design is also a little bit different from what we're accustomed to, while changes to the taillights are minimal. Only the reverse lights differ from the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi models.

There are subtle updates to the front and rear bumper as well, aligning the C-Max MPV to the rest of the facelifted Ford lineup. As for the interior, we don't have any photo evidence of changes operated, but we expect less buttons than before, better materials and fit & finish, as well as the adoption of the Sync 2 connectivity system that debuted on the 2015 Ford Focus.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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