Ford Grand C-MAX: Early Unveiling for 7-Seat LWB Version of C-MAX

Official photos of the long-wheelbase version of Ford's all-new C-MAX compact minivan that receives the Grand moniker circulated on the net today. Due to be revealed alongside the five-seat C-MAX at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Grand C-MAX gets a 150mm boost in length to make room for a third row of seats that can accommodate two more passengers, while Ford also equipped it with a pair of sliding doors at the back to provide easier access to the rear seats.

Ford's new five- and seven seat MPVs are based on the underpinnings of the next generation Focus that is expected to be launched in 2010. Both models will be offered with the company's all-new EcoBoost 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine.

The image gallery also provides us with our first glimpse of the car's interior, with the dashboard (same for both MPVs) featuring a similar design language - though somewhat more cluttered, to the European market Mondeo. Unless Ford plans to surprise us, buyers should expect to see the same console sans a few minor changes, on the 2011MY Focus.

FoMoCo's new Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic rivals are scheduled to go on sale in Europe during in mid-2010.

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