Ford new C-Max provides options to MPV buyers

Ford's new C-Max has evolved to offer MPV customers the full flexibility of a seven seater with twin rear sliding doors. And the five-seat C-Max should appeal to those customers seeking sporty styling coupled with extra space. Ford new C-Max entry level prices start here in Ireland at €23,995.

And as a special launch offer and for a limited time only, Ford tells us that all C-Max Titanium models will come with active park assist as standard. This is an option that normally costs €750.

The new Ford C-Max has been fully redesigned inside and out and is kitted out with a range of improved, more fuel efficient, low CO2 engines.

In addition to the five-seater C-Max, a new seven-seater Grand C-Max version has been added to the line up, providing even more flexibility and choice for Irish motorists.

Developed as part of the company's ambitious global C-segment strategy and with a bold and dynamic two-model line-up, the C-Max family brings new levels of style and desirability to the compact multi-activity vehicle (MAV ) market.

The new C-Max will be available in two series in Ireland, ACTIV and Titanium, with three diesel engine options available in each series.

The entry level specification details for each includes new 16” 5x2 alloy wheels, front fogs, rear privacy glass, heated windscreen, Bluetooth voice control, air conditioning, electric front windows, remote radio CD, and leather steering wheel and gear knob. Rear parking sensors and foldable mirrors, power child locks, and electric rear windows are available on Grand C-Max only.

There are also a number of recent new technology optional extras that are available on the new C-Max. These include active park assist, power operated tailgate, blind spot information system, and rear view camera.

The engine choice includes a choice of three petrol units including the efficient new 1.6-litre Ford Ecoboost direct-injection petrol engine and two completely updated 1.6- and 2.0-litre Duratorq diesel engines.

The four-cylinder 150 bhp Ecoboost petrol powertrain achieves CO2 emissions of 154g/km and combined fuel consumption of 42.8mpg. Compared with the 145 bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine in the previous model this cuts emissions and improves fuel economy by around 20 per cent.

Meanwhile, the expected big selling Grand C-Max with the updated 1.6-litre TDCi achieves class leading emissions of 129g/km CO2 and a combined fuel economy of 57.7 mpg. The C-Max 2.0 Titanium TDCi 140 PS 6 speed manual delivers an impressive 55.4 mpg combined and average CO2 emissions of 134g/km.


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