2011 Ford Grand C-Max


Ford‘s big Frankfurt show splash triggers the beginning of the new, global Blue Oval. A dozen years ago, the North American Focus launched with hopes we would get a small, C-segment Ford as good as the European one. Instead, it was brought down by recall problems and lacked the European model’s constant updates.The 2011 Focus, which also underpins the C-Max and makes its debut at January’s Detroit show, is different. Ford says the ’11 Fiesta coming to America will share 60 to 70 percent of its parts worldwide. The ’11 Focus and Focus C-Max will score more like 75- to 80-percent common parts. And suppliers to the new Focus will make the same parts and components around the world.

Europe gets both a five-passenger and a new seven-passenger C-Max, while North America is slated just for the seven-passenger C-Max, so far. There’s good reason for this: Ford also will update the Escape/Mariner C-segment crossover, a big seller here but not overseas.

The U.S.-bound Focus C-Max looks much like this five-passenger model in a front-three-quarter view, but the seven-passenger model will have minivan-style sliding rear doors. It’s more Mazda5 competitor than Chevy Orlando competitor.Ford isn’t talking engines, but an updated version of the current Focus’ 2.0-liter four will be standard, and a new 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine will be optional in the Focus/C-Max lineup. A 2.0-liter EcoBoost four could power a hot hatch version of the Focus up to a year after the ’10 launch.

Ford says it’s growing its North American sub-C/D-class lineup from four models (two- and four-door Focus, Escape, and Mercury Mariner) to nine: four- and five-door ’11 Focus (the two-door is being cut), Focus C-Max, the Focus BEV a C-segment Mercury on the Focus platform and two ’11 Fiestas, four- and five-door.

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