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Old 09-11-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
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Ford Grand C-Max 7 passenger

http://bit.ly/4mVrCs

If it is slated and built in America, will North Americans be interested?


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Depends how well it's marketed to be "trendy" I suppose. The gas price scare has died down a little and at least around here, people still seem to love their giant SUVs/trucks and I still don't see as many formerly "trendy" crossovers.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:26 PM   #3
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It's like a mini-mini-van! cooler looking though
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:11 PM   #4
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kind of reminds me of the mazda five but with an extra passenger spot and not as ugly
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:39 PM   #5
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I like the way it is very "cool", but still practical...I also think its very good with a stickshift...there are some people who want that alone
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:50 AM   #6
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Bits from the press release
Grand C-MAX confirmed for launch in North America in late 2011
http://frankfurt2009.fordmedia.eu/in...eID=2&lang=eng

"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"
Just what I thought. I am really glad to read that one of trim lines will have the Fiesta ergonomic control design central console. Good move IMO.

New technologies for Ford of Europe include semi-automatic parallel parking, blind spot detection and power operation for the rear tailgate
http://frankfurt2009.fordmedia.eu/in...eID=2&lang=eng

some videos from the launch
Grand C-Max launch video from IAA Frankfurt
http://www.twitvid.com/09D14

360 video Grand C-Max http://www.twitvid.com/08BEF
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If I was working I'd buy one, assuming that they bring the diesel engine over with it.

I am SO tired of getting crappy mileage compared to my friend who has a diesel and sees at least another 10-15MPG over me in an old used Diesel car.

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this is like a Mazda 5, but better!
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I can tell you right now I'm interested. My wife and I are about to have a baby, and we'll be looking to replace our cars in the next 2-5 years. I'll most likely replace my Focus with a Fusion Hybrid in another 2 years or so, so a couple years after that I'll need something to replace her *ahem* Corolla with. Something like this would be perfect with the added space.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:18 AM   #10
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Video from MovementDesign four minutes of highlights Frankfurt show
@2:43 mark Ford rep shows how the Grand C-Max 2nd row middle seats folds and stows
@3:20 mark good shot of the Sony radio in the Grand C-Max
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_xiOXS64CA
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