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Ford C-Max gets a refresh

Redesigned C-Max adopts Ford global design language and updated interior

Published: September 18, 2014, 11:00 PM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 11:45 AM

2015 Ford C-Max - Europe

Ford's compact C-Max people mover is getting a fresh new exterior look along with interior upgrades and an expanded range of available technologies and driver assistance systems.

The updated C-Max will go on sale across Europe in early 2015. No word yet on when it will arrive in North America.

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Visually, the refreshed C-Max falls in line with Ford's global design language, adopting its now trademark inverted trapezoidal grille and sleeker headlamps. In back, the tailgate gets a smoother one-piece look and contemporary new tail-lamps.

Inside, Ford says, there are fewer, more intuitive controls and switches as well as new black satin trim and chrome detailing. Additional storage capacity results from a redesigned centre console and a deeper upper storage area on the instrument panel and there's a new USB connection point for integrating and charging mobile devices. Noise, vibration and harshness are said to be improved by the use of thicker side glass and more absorbent seals around the tailgate and rear view mirror as well as additional underhood sealing.

Newly available features include automated perpendicular parking, cross traffic alert and park-out assist, as well as adaptive cruise control and active braking.

A new 1.5-litre diesel engine will be offered in Europe, along with two variants of Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost gasoline engine. In North America, the C-Max is currently offered only in hybrid or plug-in hybrid form.