Paris Motor Show: Ford updates Focus, Mondeo, S-Max and C-Max ranges
The American manufacturer will take advantage of the Paris Motor Show to show off the latest iterations of its S-Max and C-Max MPVs, as well as the new Mondeo and Focus models due to launch later this year.
The new S-Max and C-Max, which will be officially unveiled in Paris this October, are expected to arrive at dealerships in the US and Europe in 2015.
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Visitors to Ford's stand in Paris will also find the new Focus, which was displayed earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. With around 1.1 million units sold, the Focus was the world's best-selling car in 2013. The latest version is already available for pre-order in Europe, with the first models scheduled to ship in November.
The Ford stand will also showcase the latest Mondeo, with its new high-end trim options, available in five-door and station wagon versions or as a four-door hybrid. All of the new Mondeo models are expected to arrive at dealerships in 2015.
All of these new models have at least one thing in common: all offer Ford's recent SYNC 2 and MyKey technologies as standard features.
Accessed through the high-definition 8-inch touch screen on the front console, the SYNC 2 platform lets users control connected devices as well as the on-board entertainment, climate control and navigation systems. Ford claims that the system can be controlled using simple voice commands, and that simply pronouncing 'I'm hungry' brings up a list of restaurants in the area, complete with directions and reservation contacts.
The MyKey technology allows the owner to define specific vehicle settings for a second key. Designed primarily for parents looking out for younger drivers, the technology can be used to limit top speed and radio volume, for example.