Ford Grand C-MAX (2010–2019)
- September 2009: New C-MAX launched
- September 2010
- March 2014: Facelifted Grand C-MAX announced
- January 2017
- April 2019
New C-MAX launched
For the first time, Ford's MPV customers will have the choice of a five-seat C-MAX or the new seven-seat Grand C-MAX, which features twin sliding doors and innovative seat design to provide outstanding space and flexibility.
The central control area builds on the much acclaimed layout in the new Fiesta, with lower series models using the same ergonomic control design, while high series vehicles use next generation Sony head units with a gloss black finish. Carefully designed storage areas are located throughout the cabin, including generous door pockets, a large glove box, and additional compartments and cupholders in the centre console.
The new seven-seat Grand C-MAX provides spacious accommodation for up to seven passengers within compact exterior dimensions, with the extra convenience offered by sliding rear doors on both sides of the car ideal for parents helping young children in child seats, or for easy access in narrow parking bays. To maximise the versatility of the seven-seat layout, Ford engineers have developed a new seat folding mechanism for the three second-row seats that allows the centre seat to fold quickly and easily under one of the two outboard seats, creating a handy walk-through space between them.
This allows passengers to access the third row without having to disturb the two outer seats, which is particularly helpful when those positions are occupied by child seats or booster cushions. Owners thus have the option of using the convenient 2+2+2 seating layout, or switching to a full seven-seater when required. The second- and third-row seats can be folded to create a flat load floor, irrespective of how many seats remain in use. All of the folding mechanisms are designed so that they require just one hand to operate.
4,520mm long x 1,828mm wide (2,067mm with mirrors) x 1,684 high (1,698mm with roof rails).
Ford's all-new Grand C-MAX on sale in the UK in October, priced from £18,745. Both the sporty but spacious five-seater and the Grand, a versatile seven-seater, come with a simplified two-series line-up – Zetec and Titanium.
With almost two-thirds of UK buyers in this segment now seeking seven-seat flexibility, the Ford Grand C-MAX becomes the spiritual successor to today's model, which was also designed to maximise practicality. Priced from £18,745 for the 1.6-litre petrol 125PS Zetec, the Grand offers family-friendly flexibility, with the extra utility of twin sliding doors, versatile seating and improved engine efficiency. The Grand Zetec with 115PS 1.6-litre TDCi, the anticipated volume seller in the UK, is priced at £19,745. .
Standard equipment on all models includes alloy wheels, air conditioning, leather steering wheel, Thatcham category one alarm, DAB radio/CD and Bluetooth with USB connectivity and voice control. Grand C-MAX has powered child-proof locks on the rear dual sliding doors, and rear parking sensors.
The Titanium trim supplements these features with auto front wipers and headlamps, dual electronic automatic temperature control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, hill launch assist, keyless start, cruise control with speed limiter, premium Sony audio, and tyre deflation detection system. The Grand C-MAX Titanium also has power folding mirrors.
Customers will be offered a choice of three petrol engines and two diesel engines. Making its debut in the Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX is the all-new four-cylinder 1.6-litre 150PS Ford EcoBoost engine which comes with a new six-speed manual gearbox. This gearbox also accompanies the 1.6 TDCi and 2.0 TDCi powertrains, which are jointly projected to account for around 50 per cent of sales. For those preferring an automatic transmission, the dual-clutch Powershift six-speed automatic option is available with the 2.0 TDCi powertrain.
Ford Grand C-MAX
|1.6 TI-VCT||125||154 / 159||-||£18,745||£18,745||£19,995|
|1.6 Ecoboost||150||154 / 159||-||£19,745||-||£20,995|
|1.6 TDCi||115||119 / 129||£18,245||£19,745||£19,745||£20,995|
|2.0 TDCi||140||134 / 139||-||£20,745||£20,745||£21,995|
|2.0 TDCi (Powershift Auto)||140||149 / 154||-||£21,995||£21,995||
Facelifted Grand C-MAX announced
List prices from £20,295. Advanced technology includes Ford's SYNC 2 voice-activated connectivity system, Perpendicular Parking and improved Active City Stop, first seen on the new Focus. The new Grand C-MAX continues to feature Ford's innovative twin sliding doors and "walk-through" seat design for greater convenience, space and flexibility. Both the new C-MAX and Grand C-Max now offer Hands-Free Tailgate, a segment first.
1.5 Ecoboost 150PS engine for Ford C-MAX seems to have been dropped.
Ford C-Max and Grand C-Max axed from Ford model range.