Ford has announced some of the new elements that update the vehicles for the new model year. The Ford S-MAX has been updated for a more distinctive design with improved comfort and connectivity for drivers and passengers. The S-MAX Trend, Titanium, and ST-Line models are more easily distinguished with unique front-end designs.
Ford fitted the new S-MAX with new driver and front passenger seats in the Trend and Titanium vision that offer 18-way adjustability for support. Ford says that the new seats make the trip more comfortable and have a seal of approval from the leading spinal health organization called Aktion Gesunder Ricken e.V.
Ford S-MAX gets FordPass Connect onboard modem technology for the first time. FordPass Connect gives the S-MAX a mobile WiFi hotspot with connectivity for up to ten devices. The modem also enables a new Local Hazard information alert that can warn drivers of hazardous situations in the road before the driver and vehicle sensors notice them.
The Ford S-MAX carries over with the 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine that was introduced last year, making 240 PS and paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Available driver-assist technology includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go functionality. To set each model apart, the S-MAX uses a revised upper front fascia combined with different combinations of grille and lower fascia designs.
Ford S-MAX in Trend and Titanium get a bright chrome upper grille, and foglamp surrounds. The S-MAX ST-Line gets a honeycomb upper grille with a black surround, and black foglamp surrounds. The S-MAX Vignale gets a “flying V” upper grille, and satin chrome surrounds. New wheel options are available depending on the trim chosen.