2010 Ford C-MAX. Click image to enlarge
Dearborn, Michigan – Ford has launched the all-new, seven-seat compact C-MAX at the Frankfurt Motor Show, along with the announcement that the model will be sold in North America in late 2011.
The C-MAX is the first of a new generation of Ford global C-cars scheduled for introduction during the next several years, including the next-generation Ford Focus in the lineup. The new architecture will be used for more than two million vehicles per year worldwide, providing the company with economy of scale and value for customers.
In North America, the C-MAX will be one of up to ten unique models the company will create from the platform. The next-generation Focus sedan and hatchback models are scheduled to launch in Canada and the U.S. in late calendar-year 2010.
“Consumers are seeking uncompromised vehicles offering value for the money, and C-MAX squarely hits those targets,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice-president of global product development. “The Focus C-MAX will be great to look at, great to sit in, and great to drive, bringing Ford DNA to a new segment in the market in the form of an aspirational, fuel-efficient people carrier.”