Ford five-seat S-MAX Trend
Ford enlarges its S-MAX range with the five-seat S-MAX Trend for customers who want more space instead of more seats.
2007, Ford launched the award-winning S-MAX as a seven-seat Sport
Activity Vehicle. Today, Ford announces the introduction of a five-seat
variant that offers the convenience of more load space.
class-leading driving dynamics, bold kinetic design, responsive
2.3-litre engine and smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission,
the 2008 Ford S-MAX is the driving definition of the perfect sport
- All Ford S-MAX models are equipped with ABS (with EBD), rear parking sensors,
seven-seat S-MAX Ghia and Flagship models are equipped with
front-passenger seatbelt reminder and side airbags as standard occupant
CHONGQING, 8 April, 2008 –
Ford S-MAX owners appreciate the safety and convenience of three rows
of seating for seven passengers. However, for some potential Ford S-MAX
customers, seven seats is two too many.
Today, Ford releases details of the five-seat S-MAX Trend that joins the S-MAX model range for 2008.
Ford will debut the new five-seat S-MAX Trend at Auto China 2008 in Beijing alongside the seven-seat S-MAX Flagship.
S-MAX is spacious, safe and convenient but not everyone needs seven
seats. Introducing a five-seat variant to the S-MAX range makes perfect
sense and illustrates Ford's ability to provide Chinese customers with
cars and features they want," said Nigel Harris, General Manager of
Changan Ford Sales Company.
Four Model Range, Additional Features for 2008
five-seat S-MAX Trend is a new variant tailored to meet market demand.
It has two rows of seating in line with requests of some S-MAX
customers who desire more cargo space.
With the absence of a third-row of seats, the five-seat S-MAX Trend offers 185 litres more of rear cargo space.
introduces additional safety and luxury features across the Ford S-MAX
range. Rear parking sensors and footlights are now standard features on
all 2008 S-MAX models.
All S-MAX models are equipped with ABS (with EBD).
Stability Program (ESP) is offered on certain models. The S-MAX Ghia
and Flagship models gain front-passenger seat-belt reminder and
seat-mounted side airbags to improve side-impact protection for front
More Advantages than a Sedan or an MPV
Ford S-MAX with space flexibility, precise driving dynamics and bold,
energetic kinetic design reaches a new exciting segment in the SAV
market. Compared with sedans, it offers more room with the advantage of
flexible seating. Compared to an MPV, S-MAX is naturally more agile,
quicker to manoeuvre and delivers more driving pleasure.
five-seat Ford S-MAX Trend is economical to run. For example, vehicle
repair costs and maintenance costs for the five-seat S-MAX Trend are
approximately equal with the associated cost of a traditional family
Ford S-MAX models feature the Fold Flat System which can be arranged
into 32 different seating layouts. S-MAX also has 26 storage areas so
finding a convenient place to put stuff is never more than an arm's
length away. These clever features allow the S-MAX to meet the various
needs of modern families – for work, school and leisure.
driving dynamics is a quality every driver will appreciate and S-MAX
has it. It responds to driver inputs precisely, remains balanced
on-road and is relaxing to drive.
The 2.3-litre engine develops
more than 117kW at 6500rpm and delivers peak torque of 205Nm at
4000rpm. The engine uses Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) to deliver more
power over a wider engine speed range. The engine develops 90 percent
of peak torque between 2000-5000rpm. A six-speed automatic transmission
with driver-select manual mode accompanies the all-aluminium engine.
The combination is impressively smooth, quiet and refined.
strut front and multi-link rear independent suspension layout is the
basis of Ford’s excellent C3P chassis design. Body integrity and
structural rigidity enhanced by a front and rear sub-frame contribute
to the S-MAX's precise steering response and outstanding dynamics.
S-MAX is the first production model to feature Ford of Europe's kinetic
design form language. Mondeo and next-generation Fiesta also feature
distinct and bold kinetic design elements.
The Ford S-MAX is
characterized by a distinctively angled nose and dynamic headlamps. Fog
lamps are placed inbound and high on the front bumper, giving the
vehicle an athletic look. The slim upper grille is complemented by a
dominant inverted trapezoid grille below the number plate area. This is
a Ford design signature, and adds a touch of aggression to the frontal
appearance. At each side of the lower grille area, "gills" resembling
cooling ducts give S-MAX a distinct performance identity.
kinetic design creates an S-MAX that is visually bold and dynamic. The
fast roof line arching into the bonnet, the muscular wheel arches and
the distinctive kick-up to the rear window all visually indicate that
S-MAX is the perfect Sport Activity Vehicle.