New Ford C-Max Teased, Will Be Unveiled on September 17th

2015 Ford C-Max teaser 1 photo
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Good golly, that's the 2015 Ford C-Max partly covered by a black blanket! And the disguised car is reflected by the front right window of another C-Max. We have a sneaking suspicion the Blue Oval is going all C-Max-ception with the MPV, which is will receive a mid-cycle facelift soon enough.
Though Ford is adamant that this is "an extreme makeover," we recommend to view the updated C-Max as a version 1.2 of the compact five-door multi-purpose vehicle, not the full-fledged 2.0 (aka all-new generation). So what is there in store for you? Well, Ford says the revised model is better suited to the modern, active family, with added refinement, gadgets and even more practicality.

However, specifics will be disclosed two days from now on (September 17th) according to a recent announcement from the Blue Oval. But what Ford teased us with in the former paragraph isn't really enough, is it? Thankfully, we have an idea about what to expect from the 2015 Ford C-Max and its bigger brother, the Grand C-Max. Our carparazzi were quite busy spying the thing, and through the photos they've provided us with, we can tell you to expect a bit of Focus and Fiesta in terms of styling cues, as well as the Aston Martin-ish front grille.

You can also expect slightly restyled side mirror turn signal lights, while the rear clusters are more or less the same as before, the aesthetic changes being very fine around here. But the biggest visual change is the new upper grille design, that's very large now and sits between the tapered headlights which are also slightly more modern looking than those of the outgoing model. These changes give the Focus-based people hauler a more muscular look. The inside will most likely lose some of its buttons, adopting a more minimalist dashboard design, while tech updates include the all-new Sync2 connectivity/media system.

Last but not least, the powertrain. Something tells us that the 1-liter EcoBoost turbo'd three-banger will be added to the engine range, along with the recently introduced 1.5-liter EcoBoost and 1.5-liter TDCi mills. Of course, the dual-clutch PowerShift automatic transmission is also very likely to be offered.
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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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