Designed by European department, for the European market, the S-Max has been around for full 12 years. For that time, we have seen two generations of it. The current one is present for about three years, which indicates that the 2020 Ford S-Max could come with a bunch of interesting novelties. According to some reports, we are about to see a classic facelift, which will bring several aesthetic upgrades, as well as more tech features and more standard equipment in general. Expect to see it in the second half of next year.
- Spacious cabin
- Lots of standard equipment
- Easy to drive
- Unimpressive fuel economy
- Most rivals are more athletic
From the outside, the current model already follows the brand’s new kinetic design language, so we probably won’t see too many modifications. Of curse, the base look will remain the same but expect to see a couple of new interesting details at front. Slightly revised bumper with new air intakes and fog lights seems most likely. On the other side, the rear end will probably remain untouched. Of course, count on new colors and wheels designs as well. In a matter of mechanics, the 2020 Ford S-Max will definitely remain the same. The current generation has adopted the company’s newest version of the CD4 platform, which brings significant improvements in terms of driving dynamics, as well as in comfort and efficiency.
Changes on the inside are probably minimal. The 2020 Ford S-Max is about to come with the same cabin layout, either as 5- or 7-seater. Count on a familiar dashboard design, which doesn’t look spectacular at all, but definitely features good quality and amazing practicality. The instrument cluster is rather simpler, which is a common thing for the class. On the other side, the company focused much more on comfort, so you can find pretty spacious and supportive two rows of seating. The third one can accommodate adults as well. Cargo capacity is also pretty generous.
Considering that this MPV is designed for the European market, a generous offer of diesel engines seems natural. You can count on a familiar 2.0-liter engine, which comes in multiple output variants. The offer starts with the version that delivers 120 horsepower, while the models with 150 and 180 hp are also available. Finally, you can go for a twin-turbo version of the engine. This one is good for about 210 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. When it comes to gasoline engines, you can choose either 1.5- or 2.0-liter EcoBoost unit, with either 160 or 240 horsepower, respectively.
2020 Ford S-Max Release Date and Price
If we consider all the potential changes, the 2020 Ford S-Max will probably come a little bit earlier than usual, but still in the second half of next year. On the other side, the price should remain the same. Base models will be available at around $30,000.
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