The Ford S-MAX Concept, which will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show next month, reveals the potential look for a new S-MAX model.
“When Ford unveiled the Sport Activity Vehicle Concept in 2005 it immediately captured the public’s imagination and inspired us to produce today’s S-MAX, a true white space vehicle,” saidBarb Samardzich, Product Development vice president, Ford of Europe. “Our new S-MAX Concept takes that unique appeal to the next level with Ford’s latest design and technology innovations for a new generation.”
The S-MAX Concept updates the now familiar S-MAX production model shape, with a look that ties in closely with the rest of the Ford range, most notably the new Fiesta.
Of particular note are the headlights, which use Organic LEDs.
The interior features a centre console that runs down into the transmission tunnel, and a range of high-quality materials and treatments such as leather and carbon fibre detailing for the heavily sculptured seats.
Ford’s Sync infotainment system provides connectivity for more than just the driver, with wifi and a tablet docking station for second row passengers.
The centre-console display can show different images to the driver and passenger simultaneously, allowing the passenger to watch a movie without distracting the driver.
The third row of seats can be raised or lowered in a single action, while the second row can fold flat into the floor.
Power comes from a new 1.5-litre EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine, built at Ford’s Bridgend Plant in Wales, and features twin-independent variable camshaft timing, among other technologies, to improve power and efficiency.