Concept of new Ford S-Max features at Frankfurt Motor Show

The latest incarnation of the S-Max from the Ford Motor Company has been paraded at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the smooth styling and wealth of new technologies said to be intriguing attendees at the world-famous show.

Winner of the 2007 European Car of the Year, the S-Max was in huge demand after it began appearing in Ford car dealerships back in 2006 and is now regarded as one of the most popular models of the company's current fleet. Described as the 'Sporty MPV', the arrival of the S-Max brought new customers to the company as it filled a void between the large family car and estate car disciplines.

Although the concept model shares many similarities with the existing S-Max, Steve Odell, Chief Executive of Ford of Europe, said that it served as a very clear message that a second-generation of the S-max is on its way very soon. Boasting a very similar interior to the current model, it centres around four luxurious seats, with a fifth which can be folded to create a walk-through cabin. The concept offers a window into what future Ford car owners can experience, laden with a host of ingenious technologies including the Ford Sync system which monitors the driver's heart rate as well as offering blood glucose monitors for all other passengers.

There will also be changes under the bonnet, with the power believed to be generated from a 1.5 litre, four-cylinder Eco Boost engine. Part of the range of developed power sources, the EcoBoost technology is designed to offer drivers maximum performance together with fantastic levels of fuel consumption and environmental benefits.

While the concept vehicle shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show won't be available on forecourts anytime soon, there is still the opportunity to discover the S-Max experience through one of the countless used Ford car purveyors around the country.

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