Ford has released a preview of its new S-Max concept, which is going to debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Ford says that the S-Max reveals Ford's vision for a future sport activity vehicle. The new S‑MAX Concept employs the latest Ford global design language with a high mounted grille, swept-back headlamps and a unique treatment of the vehicle's lower fascia that includes design elements that appear to float within the lower front aperture and above the spoiler.
"When Ford unveiled the SAV - 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," said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Product Development, 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."
Inside the front of the interior places the focus firmly on the driver. Dynamic shapes and forms combine in a high-set instrument panel that cuts back in the center console and creates a feeling of space. The door panels are similarly sculptured and an innovative interior roof design maximizes the feeling of spaciousness.
Under the hood the S-Max concept is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine.
"The new S-MAX Concept is not only a unique proposition in terms of its uncompromised combination of styling, versatility and driver-focused dynamics, but also through its innovative technologies delivering superior safety, well-being and seamlessly integrated connectivity," said Pim van der Jagt, executive technical leader, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. "With the S-MAX Concept we aimed to demonstrate just how wide a scope of technologies Ford is preparing to deliver for customers in future generations of vehicles."
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