Now this is the second Ford vehicle that I’m testing (the first being the Ford Fiesta – click here to read about it) and this time it’s the S-Max 7-seater MPV. Finally after days and days of rain the sun came out and so I managed to shoot the vehicle.
Powerplant & Transmission
This S-Max is powered by a 2.0 litre EcoBoost™ engine with Turbocharger, offering 203 PS at 6,000 rpm and 300 Nm at 1,750-4,500 rpm. The EcoBoost engine, has twin independent variable camshaft timing, and is mated to a Ford PowerShift® transmission, featuring a new state-of-the-art 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. It selects the next appropriate gear at exactly the right moment, delivering lighting-fast gear changes with no disruption to the flow of power. Ford PowerShift® truly delivers improved fuel economy compared to a conventional automatic and has a manual mode that allows you to overide and switch gears when you want to.
How does the above benefit the average consumer?
More power, more torque, reduced CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by 20%.
Suspension & Handling
Front – MacPherson Strut
Rear – Independent Control Blade Multilink
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Traction Control System (TCS)
What this results is an MPV that drives like a large sedan! In fact sometimes I forgot I was driving an MPV. (tomcat does not condone driving the S-Max as one would drive a sedan. Remember the vehicles limitations and keep to it!)
The S-Max has a 5-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating and features an advanced Intelligent Protection System (IPS) which employs a range of sophisticated technologies and nine (9) yes NINE airbags to keep you and your passengers protected. These safety features earned the S-Max a 5-star Euro NCAP Adult Occupant Rating – the highest ever rating for a car in this class.
The S-Max IPS includes:
1. Driver’s and front passenger’s airbags
2. Driver’s and front passenger’s side impact airbags
3. Side curtain airbags for first- and second-row seats
4. Driver’s knee bolster airbag
5. Collapsible steering column and pedals for optimized protection of driver’s legs and feet
6. Robust computer-optimized body structure with ultra-rigid safety cell and crumple zones
7. Pre-tensioners, load-limiting retractors and height-adjustable mounts on front seat belts
8. Anti-submarining seat bases
9. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) (included with ESP)
10. Emergency Brake Warning
Peace of mind when driving is important!
Now to the interior.
Other Notable Features
Fixed Panaromic Sunroof – The one-piece panorama roof has smooth-gliding power-operated sunblinds when you want some shade. There is also a child observation mirror to keep an eye on the kids.
B-Pillar Aircon Vents – for the comfort of your passengers!
Automatic Wiper System with Rain Sensor – The intelligent Wiper System automatically turns on when rain is detected to give you maximum visibility in rainy conditions.
Follow Me Home Lights – A unique feature where the headlights stay on a little longer to illuminate the way to your front door.
Puddle Lights – An intelligent and functional design, the puddle light on the side mirrors illuminate the sides of your car to prevent you or your passengers from stepping on unseen hazards as you step out of the car.
This premium MPV is certainly loaded for bear can be yours for RM185,888.00 (OTR) with insurance.
More info on Ford at http://www.ford.net.my
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