Spied! Ford S-Max Prototype Hits US Roads
The Ford S-Max multi-purpose vehicle has long been part of Ford's lineup in Europe, but new evidence suggests it may be on its way to the U.S. We recently got our hands on spy shots of a heavily-camouflaged S-Max testing on the streets of Dearborn, Mich. The pictures reveal an elongated profile, athletic and narrow headlights, and a strange boxy back end. In Europe, the S-Max is Ford's seven-passenger sport activity vehicle offering, similar in shape but larger than the C-Max. If the S-Max comes to market, it may just fill an important gap in Ford's future lineup. Rumors are swirling that Ford is getting rid of the Flex, which is currently Ford's only seven-passenger minivan-like offering. It is also possible that the new model is something else entirely. It is hard to say which cars compete directly with the S-Max. But we expect the S-Max to feature good fuel economy and a more car-like ride than other seven-passenger alternatives such as minivans and large crossovers. It has been said that Ford has long been awaiting a chance to add a three-row offering, and this may be its perfect opportunity. We will provide more information as it becomes available. Source: KGP Photography
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