Just like the previous car, the 2015 Ford S-Max is going to be based on the CD4 platform. On this architecture will be built next generation of 2015 Ford Fusion. That means not only it is going to be a genuinely good car for the driver but it will also offer a great level of comfort as well as great engines that should suit anyone.
2015 Ford S-Max MPV changes
From the concept we can see that the next S-Max takes a different approach to the MPV market. Firstly, it doesn’t look like one but more like a pumped up hatchback with great lines and sporty looks. The entire front part of the car has been redesigned and it now better fits the range, looking a lot like a 2015 Ford Fusion rather than the old S-Max. The headlights now include biXenon as well as LED for the daytime running lights which give it a fresher look. The back of the car now boasts a dual exhaust for all of the engines available and also a diffuser for the most powerful model. The latter will also receive a unique body kit that should improve the general feel of the car at high speed by a big margin.
Inside the new Ford MPV we’ll encounter the same level of comfort the previous car had and a bit extra. It will come standard with 5 seats while a 7 seat option will be available. Standard features also include a premium audio system, climate control and parking sensors. You will be able to opt for an infotainment system with dual screens for the rear seats, satellite navigation and a surround sound system.
2015 Ford S-Max 7 passenger MPV specs
Engine wise it will share most of its engines with the 2015 Mondeo with a minor difference. The 2.5 liter Duratec is not going to be available. Instead, you will get to choose from a pool of EcoBoost engines. The base model and also the least powerful is going to be the 1.5 liter EcoBoost with 178 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Further down the range there is also going to be a more powerful 2 liter EcoBoost with 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. There might be a smaller engine for the base model but Ford hasn’t said anything about it just yet.
Ford S-Max Hybrid 2015
All of these engines are available as standard with a 6 speed manual transmission coupled to the front wheels. Optionally you will be able to get the 6 speed dual clutch automatic either with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Also, the car might receive an all new hybrid powertrain that will boast a 2 liter Atkinson engine with an electric motor and a CVT automatic transmission coupled to the front wheels. It should develop around 180 horsepower and give it a fuel consumption of at least 50 MPG!
2015 Ford S-Max release date and price
The 2015 Ford S-Max release date should be in the first quarter of 2015. This Ford MPV vehicle should be available at a base price of around 23.000$ giving it a real advantage over its competitors.