2015 Ford C-MAX Facelift Family Revealed in 43 Photos

Ford is taking its minivan-business quite seriously in Europe (as opposed to the US), as following the presentation of the all-new S-MAX, it has now unwrapped the refreshed five-seat C-MAX and seven-seat Grand C-MAX.

Both models benefit from a similar host of cosmetic, mechanical and technological upgrades to the related Focus facelift.

With the exception of the rear-end on the Grand C-MAX (that’s the longer one with the sliding rear doors) that remains untouched, the other changes are common on the two model, so we’ll just refer to the C-MAX from here on.

On the outside, the C-MAX gets a more sophisticated-looking snout with Ford’s now…trademark Aston Martin grille and edgier headlamps incorporating LED Daytime Running Lights. At the back, the five-seat C-MAX sports a more simplified tailgate together with smaller lights and a tweaked bumper.

The new alloy wheel designs and available colors round out the exterior updates.

Moving to the interior, the C-MAX models feature a more simplified center console layout with fewer controls and switches, plus a new 8-inch touchscreen and Ford’s latest SYNC 2 voice-activated connectivity system.

Ford says it has used higher quality materials and more upscale trims across the entire range, while adding new comfort, convenience and appearance items like a heated steering wheel, door-sill scuff plates and load-net fitting points behind both the first and second row seats.

It also promises a quieter experience thanks to thicker side glass and more absorbent seals around the tailgate and rear view mirror, along with more acoustic dampening material in the engine bay heat shield.

Beyond the chassis tweaks with revised suspension and steering systems, Ford has revised the engine lineup that now includes the new 118hp (120PS) 1.5-liter TDCi diesel that replaces the 1.6L unit delivering 5hp more power and up to six-percent lower CO2 emissions.

There’s also a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost petrol in 148hp (150PS) and 178hp (180PS) flavors to replace the 1.6-liter EcoBoost, and an uprated 2.0-liter diesel that’s expected to improve emissions by up to 20 per cent and power by over four per cent.

The existing 1.0-liter EcoBoost turbo petrols in 99hp (100PS) and 123hp (125PS) versions will continue to be offered on the C-MAX with lower CO2 emissions.

“These powertrains will also help make C-MAX the first car in its segment to comply with the latest EU Stage VI emissions regulations across the entire range from launch,” said Jim Baumbick, Ford’s global C-car vehicle line director.

Ford’s updated 2015 C-MAX and Grand C-MAX will have their world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October.

While the Blue Oval did not mention anything about models outside of Europe, a similar raft of updates should be applied to the North American C-MAX that is offered exclusively in Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid editions.

Photo Gallery

  • That is one ugly rear for the 5-seater, ugh

  • MG

    COULDN’T THEY COME UP WITH A BETTER NAME?

  • RZ

    ugly car

  • TheHake

    So glad they dumped the tiny satnav screen positioned right at the base of the windshield. This is much better.

  • slavo

    the rear design of grand c-max is worst from ford ever, I am owner of 2010 former model, this model is really disappointing..I would go for Golf Sportsvan rather

  • YipYap

    Yeah, I was right…this did not need to be “teased”.

2019 SsangYong Korando Previewed In Korea Ahead Of Geneva Debut

The fourth-gen Korando combines a Rexton-inspired exterior with a digitized interior.

Formula E’s BMW i8 Safety Car Has Us Wishing For An i8 M

Like previous years, the i8 acts as the electric series safety cars and has been fitter with a new livery.

Holden Boss Slams Reports That GM Is Looking To Sell It

Holden’s boss debunks rumors and states that GM is sticking with its Australian arm.

Jenson Button To Compete At Mint 400 And Baja 1000 Races

Despite racing in the Blancpain Series and Japan’s Super GT, Button will also contest the off-road events.

2020 GMC Acadia Unveiled With New 230 HP 2.0L Engine, 9-Speed Auto

The facelifted Acadia also gets a new suspension setup, new infotainment system and more standard equipment.

All-New 2019 Ford Focus ST Breaks Cover With 280 PS 2.3L EcoBoost

Not available in the US, the new Focus ST will also offer a 190PS 2.0-liter turbodiesel .

Trucker Masterfully Steers Clear Of Three-Car Collision In Australia

The impact was so fierce, the engine of the silver sedan detached and flew over the barrier.

Canadian Gets A Big Assman Decal On His Pickup – And It’s NOT What You Think

It’s actually the man’s surname, but it’s listed as one of the names banned by the Saskatchewan Government Insurance.

Top 5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 Porsche Macan

The facelifted Macan brings enhanced styling, a new infotainment system and a revised 2.0-liter turbo four.

2019 Kia Cerato/Forte Hatch Is A Good Buy – But Can It Excite You?

The all-new Kia Cerato offers good value for money and a very decent ride, so it should be enough for most.