The Ford S-Max (stylized as Ford S-MAX) is an MPV produced by the Ford Motor Company for the European market. Ford also describes the S-Max as an SAV. Introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, the S-Max went on sale alongside the new generation Galaxy in June 2006. It is intended to be sporty like a saloon and spacious like an MPV. It shows inspiration from the seven-seater large MPV Galaxy and compact MPV Ford C-Max. The S-Max has received many positive reviews and awards, and was voted European Car of the Year 2007 on 13 November 2006. Ford had plans to sell the S-Max in Japan under the then-subsidiary brand Mazda, but they are no longer viable since the latter’s split. (wikipedia)
Arrives at the Paris Motor Show, the second generation of the sporty minivan Blue Oval was anticipated just a year ago by the homonymous concept, presentatoal IAA. So no surprise, nor for his arrival nor for the style that confirms the trend already observed in the Fiesta, Focus and C-Max to date that will be with the new S-Max pavilions on the French festival. The American becomes more sculpted and dynamic, thanks to the ribs that depart from the grille and develop on the hood and the car body while keeping the characterization that has always distinguished the 2015 Ford S-Max MPV from others. The only real change is in the air vents rectangular side, the presence of which is underlined by a metal frame.
2015 Ford S-Max operated by voice and foot.
Step forward for the interior, available in 5 or 7 seats with seats by drawing thin to save space and can be folded down, to modulate in 32 different ways all the available space by spreading it among the passengers and luggage. The tailgate is electric “at large”, both opening and closing, and is also available the additional rear air conditioning. For maximum comfort, the front seats are equipped with massage, heating, ventilation and adjustable headrests in all 4 directions. Also guaranteed the strength of the materials: they have been tested with over 600 shots spiked ball. The instrumentation is all on 10-inch TFT screen while in the middle of the bridge there is the touch screen 8-inch system Sync2 that accepts simple voice instructions like “I’m hungry” to look for restaurants or the address to search for the navigator in a single sentence.
Log in and out of parking lots.
Many new technique, especially to improve visibility and safety. The 2015 Ford S-Max is the first Ford with LED headlights with dynamic dimming and with active steering, which adjusts the steering ratio to the driving situation, making it more direct and maneuver in low to middle speed and slower speeds. Multiple additional programs nell’ESC present, starting with the Curve Control, the roll control and systems that weaken the negative effects caused by excessive torque to the steering wheel and disconnections. The S-Max has also systems that monitor the fatigue, the blind spot, the lane and also manages to transform the reading of the signals into instructions for the cruise control. Useful parking system which now also helps to get out and to do so safely, there are the Rear Cross Alert and dual front camera, to see 180 degrees on both sides. The automatic braking system comes into action already at 8 km / h and provides alert the driver before working independently.
First time for the all-wheel drive.
Under the hood there will be the new 1.5 diesel 120 hp Focus most of the renewed 2-liter 150 or 180 hp, also with Powershift dual-clutch. Among the petrol units are the equally new 1.5 160 hp and the 2-liter 240 hp with automatic transmission. With start-stop, energy recovery, improvements on the engine and the aerodynamics, fuel consumption and emissions have fallen by an average of 7%. Also improved suspension, with rear multilink and equipped with aluminum components to reduce unsprung weight. Other big news, but before available on a S-Max, will be all-wheel drive, electronically controlled intelligent, so that it becomes an ideal medium for all seasons and even for the youngest. Also on the S-Max comes in fact the MyKey that allows the car to pay for their children by setting some parameters of the car as the maximum speed, the volume of the audio system, inhibit deactivation of the stability control and prevent starting the car if do not buckle their seat belts. The new S-Max will arrive in 2015 and only later will be joined by the Galaxy, MPV true.