Ford will show a concept version of the next generation S-Max seven seater at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The concept features new technology, including a 1.5-litre Ecoboost petrol engine, while innovative health surveillance technology Ford Heart Rate Monitoring Seat and Glucose Level Monitoring join familiar Ford connectivity systems including SYNC with MyFord Touch, and advanced safety and convenience systems include car-to-car communications, Intelligent Protection System with Pre-Collision Assist and Dual-View Display.
Thin Seat Technology is employed in the third row of seats, enabling the seats to be raised and lowered in a single action with minimum effort. The second row's centre seat folds into the vehicle‘s floor for maximum versatility.
"S-MAX drivers are passionate and have high expectations - they see their S-MAX as a one-of-a-kind vehicle," said Martin Smith, executive design director, Ford of Europe. "Our mission was to exceed their expectations in every area while respecting the core of what they love about the S-MAX."
A production version is expected to be launched during 2014.