Refreshed Ford C-Max saves drivers cash

The New Ford C-Max and Grand C-Max cost owners £800 less per year in running costs, according to the manufacturer.

Despite offering Ford’s new kinetic design language, more efficient engines and a more equipment as standard, both the five-seat C-Max and larger seven-seat Grand C-Max will offer lower insurance, fuel and road tax costs.

Plus, when the owner is ready to sell the car, residual values are estimated at up to 15 per cent higher than the outgoing models.

This equates to the Ford C-Max’s residual values after a year staying at around £9,500 while the Grand C-Max with the 2.0-litre diesel in Titanium specification will be worth £14,500.

On top of the high residuals, Ford will offer both models with its new four-cylinder 150PS EcoBoost engine – one of the first models in Ford’s range to boast the more efficient and cleaner engine offering just 154g/km of CO2 emissions and 42.8mpg.

Ford believes the C-Max will be one of the most popular models in its range when it goes on sale in October from £16,745.

Kevin Griffin, fleet director, Ford of Britain, said: “The C-Max has evolved to offer MPV customers the full flexibility of a seven seater with twin rear sliding doors. The five-seat C-Max will appeal to those customers seeking sporty styling coupled with extra space.

The larger sevenseat Grand C-Max will be targeted at private an fleet customers when it arrives in October from £18.745.

"Not only are they both competitively priced, but lower wholelife costs will make them an attractive proposition for retail and fleet customers,” Griffin added.

Both models will be showcased at the Paris Motor Show alongside the new Ford Focus line-up.