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Introducing the Ford S-Max

Ford S-Max Overview

Intelligent technologies and ultra-contemporary styling, exhilarating performance and precision handling: all set the All-New S-MAX apart from the crowd.

Flexibility, practicality and efficiency are built-in. And with a range of remarkable technologies, this is one of the smartest seven seat vehicles around.

Active life? You’ve found the car that’s made for it.

Confidence in changeable conditions

An available intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system can determine how much grip, cornering balance and responsiveness is required in wet, dry or icy conditions and on varying terrain. The technology is able to send drive to the front or rear axle depending on requirements. And this ‘torque on demand’ system delivers exceptional handling and improved efficiency.

Smart seating system for ultimate flexibility

Versatile seating provides generous space for up to seven, with folding second- and third-row seats enabling numerous seating and stowage configurations. For example, the second-row and third-row seats can be folded flat at the press of a button making instant room for your sporting gear or bulky DIY purchases.

A panoramic roof for a lighter, airier feel

At the press of a button, the electronically operated roof blind glides away, allowing natural light to stream in through the fixed panoramic roof. At the same time, solar reflective glass keeps you cool and protects you from harmful UV rays.

Hi-fi sound

An eightspeaker audio system comes as standard with Ford SYNC 3 and delivers exceptional clarity of sound throughout the car. An optional Premium system, with DAB radio, provides a heightened listening experience and includes 12 Sony speakers.

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Power-assisted steering that responds to every situation

Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) automatically adjusts to your speed and the conditions. 

At low speeds, the system makes wheel turns feel lighter and easier, improving manoeuvrability. At high speeds, when you need greater control, it firms up the steering. Now with drift control, EPAS also takes into account crosswinds and other driving conditions, while active nibble control reduces any unwanted vibration in the steering wheel.

Stress-free parking and pulling out

Using a combination of different technologies, Active Park Assist does more than steer you into parallel parking spots. With Park Out Assist (POA), it helps you pull out of them, too. The Perpendicular Parking (PPA) system can sense if there’s space for your car to fit, then reverse you in. Side Parking Aid (SPA) also warns you if there are any lateral obstructions.

Helping to keep you inside the speed limit

Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA) is designed to enhance your speed control, enabling you to concentrate on the road. First, the Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) camera (standard on Titanium & Titanium Sport) automatically detects the current speed limit (when activated), then the system automatically adjusts your maximum speed setting to that limit.

A Hands-free Tailgate for effortless opening and closing

If you’ve got your hands full, and the S-MAX senses the proximity of your KeyFree key-fob, all you have to do is wave your foot under the rear bumper and the tailgate will automatically open or close.

EcoBoost: no compromise power and efficiency

Two EcoBoost petrol engine options use a combination of direct fuel injection and turbo-charging, to deliver outstanding levels of performance and economy: 

A new 1.5L EcoBoost petrol engine adds to the revolutionary EcoBoost range. Cleverly downsized from the 1.6L EcoBoost, the engine provides excellent emissions and fuel economy along with 160PS of power. An even more powerful 2.0 litre EcoBoost option delivers an impressive 240PS.

A range of diesel options

Prefer diesel? An advanced All-New 2.0L TDCi gives you a choice of four power options: 120PS, 150PS, 180PS and a bi-turbo 210PS. Every engine incorporates the latest technology to improve power, torque and economy, while lowering emissions: an enhanced design delivers low CO2while improving fuel economy.

Ford PowerShift gearbox. Fast and fuel-saving

Combining the convenience of an automatic with the control of a manual, this advanced six-speed gearbox pre-selects the next gear for you so you don’t lose power when you change. PowerShift’s lightning fast, seamless gear changes make driving smoother while saving fuel and lowering CO2 emissions compared to a normal automatic.

A system that can help protect pedestrians

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection detects people and vehicles in the road ahead, or who could cross the vehicle’s path, and warns you of their presence. If you don’t respond, the system automatically applies the brakes. This new technology is designed to help reduce the severity of accidents, or help avoid them altogether, and functions at speeds of up to 50 mph (80 km/h).

Headlamps that help you see around bends

Optional Adaptive lighting with Ford Dynamic LED headlamps aren’t just striking; they’re smart. A series of LEDs deliver a precise light pattern and their intensely bright natural light provides exceptional illumination. Day time running lights are also included. And LED tracer turn indicator strips replace traditional ‘blinking’ lights, illuminating in sequence for high visibility to other drivers. In addition, Glare Free High Beam adjusts itself automatically, maximising visibility without dazzling other drivers. Remarkably, these new headlamps/lights also follow the road, helping you to see more clearly when driving around bends.

Mirrors that see what you can’t

An optional Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) can help you change lanes more safely, thanks to RADAR sensors that scan the blind spots on either side of your vehicle. If they detect a vehicle you can’t see, an orange light, displayed in the corresponding side door mirror, illuminates to warn you. BLIS also features a completely new technology, Cross Traffic Alert.

Ford SYNC 2 with Emergency Assistance

An important aspect of Ford SYNC 2 is Ford Emergency Assistance*. This potentially life-saving feature is designed to assist you in placing an emergency call and can provide the emergency services with information about your vehicle’s location, in your own language. You can choose to stop the call, or talk to those services if you need to. Crucially, the system will supply vital information, such as your GPS coordinates, even if you are unconscious.

*Ford Emergency Assistance operates in over 30 European countries. This feature works when paired with a compatible connected mobile phone that is with you when an airbag is deployed (excludes knee airbags) or a sensor that registers a crash deactivates the fuel pump. Text function and Emergency Assistance not supported by all European languages.

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