The refreshed MPV is based on an all-new platform, and boasts an improved range of driver-convenience technology. The seven-seat car is ideal for families and has been in the pipeline for more than year since it was first revealed at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, but it will finally hit our roads this summer.
Taking the impressive modular platform from the Ford Mondeo and exterior design ideas from the Fiesta and Focus, the new S-MAX offers a still more assertive, eye-catching road presence. This bold design is delivered in practice by the trapezoidal grille and innovatively-crafted headlights.
The new design is more about subtle upgrades and changes than a complete refresh, which reflects how popular the old model was. Front headlights now include full-LED headlamps that will swivel and even switch off individual LEDs, so that you don't dazzle oncoming drivers.
Inside the cabin, Ford has added power-folding seats for the second and third rows, offering a completely flat load bay when they are folded down. With a hands-free tailgate you will find it easy to access the rear of the car, as a wave of your foot underneath the bumper is enough to open the boot.
In terms of technology, one of the most exciting additions is the Intelligent Speed Assist function from Ford, which is capable of reading road signs through a front-mounted camera. The system will combine with the satellite navigation and can automatically slow the car to match any change in speed restrictions. You can add heated and cooled multi-contour massage seats for added comfort and the rear air vents are placed on the roof to offer more space throughout the car.
An Adaptive Steering system, a new-generation active parking feature, lane-keeping assist and blind spot monitoring are all included to make sure your journeys are stress-free from start to finish.
In terms of engines, buyers will have a choice of two petrol options, both of which feature Ford's Ecoboost technology. The 1.5-litre option provides 158bhp and the larger 2.0-litre offers 237bhp. If you would prefer diesel, you can find three choices, including the range-topping twin-turbo unit with an impressive 210bhp.
The all-new Ford S-MAX is available from RMB Ford with a number of exclusive special offers applied, and you can also purchase the car from our Approved Used stock for even greater value. Enquire with our advisors in Northallerton, North Yorkshire today for further details.