The second generation of Ford’s stylish people-carrier will launch in the UK next summer and the carmaker has promised customers a more premium cabin.
Despite the new S-Max broadly retaining the same dimensions inside and out, there are no carried-over parts and a new suspension design is expected to further strengthen the previous model’s already agile handling. With a new chassis, new engines, a more flexible seven-seat interior and upgraded cabin technology, Ford will hope the new S-Max repeats the current model’s success in bringing new families to the brand.
An all-wheel drive system, also shared with the upcoming Mondeo and Edge, will be offered with the powerful derivatives. Inside, switchgear has been reduced, with many functions carried out by a touchscreen, and a digital instrument panel and electronic handbrake are standard.
An even plusher Vignale trim is likely to launch by the end of 2015.