LinkThese pictures, snapped by our spies in Germany, show an intriguingly
undisguised Ford C-MAX undergoing testing, which can mean only one
thing - it's a development mule for the all-new C-MAX, due in 2010.
car will be based on the Focus platform and will share most of the
hatchback's engines, though it's not certain whether the 2.5-litre
turbocharged unit from the Focus ST will make an apearance. That said,
the sucess of the Vauxhall Zafira VXR means Ford could be missing a
trick by neglecting to provide a blue oval alternative for Daddy Cool!
new C-Max will be available in North America for the first time too,
and represents a key move in Ford's new â€˜shared technologies' global
engineering strategy, in which it plans to move the company's European
lineup into the floundering US market.