First Look: 2010 Ford C-Max

These are the first images of the 2010 Ford C-Max — a mini-minivan that will likely become a big part of Ford’s global product portfolio.

Deemed by the automaker as a “multi-activity vehicle,” think of the C-Max as a really tall European Focus. In fact, it’s the first vehicle to ride on Ford’s new C-platform, which will underpin the next-generation Focus in both Europe and North America.

Unlike prior C-Max models, the new van/wagon/crossover is quite stylish. Ford had hinted that the Iosis Max concept, shown earlier this year at the Geneva motor show, but it bears plenty of resemblance to the C-Max. The only sizable difference lies with the upswept rear pillar, which now bears a striking resemblance to that on the Fiesta.

Specifications on Ford’s latest people mover are currently sparse, but we do know the C-Max will debut with a 1.6-liter turbocharged I-4 EcoBoost engine underhood. Sources suggest the engine will produce anywhere between 130 and 180 hp, and will likely be mated to the company’s new PowerShift dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission.

Of course, reports have also suggested the C-Max will finally make the trip across the pond. Ford spokespeople won’t confirm or deny, but remind us that all the details on the revised C-Max range will emerge on September 15. Rest assured, we’ll fill you in as the Blue Oval unwraps the new C-Max at the Frankfurt auto show.

We’ve Temporarily Removed Comments

As part of our ongoing efforts to make better, faster, and easier for you to use, we’ve temporarily removed comments as well as the ability to comment. We’re testing and reviewing options to possibly bring comments back. As always, thanks for reading