Ford teases facelifted 2016 C-Max

The C-Max will get Ford\'s new corporate front end.

Ford's Romanian division has published a low-resolution teaser image that previews the 2016 C-Max people-mover. The facelifted C-Max will be unveiled next month at the Paris Motor Show.

The teaser image reveals the C-Max will get a sharper-looking front end thanks to styling cues like angular headlights and a hexagonal radiator grille with chromed horizontal slats. All told, the C-Max will fall in line with other members of the Ford lineup including the Fiesta, the Focus, the Fusion and the recently-unveiled Europe-only S-Max.

The current C-Max's hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains will be carried over to the new model with only minor modifications. Whether or not Ford will take advantage of the update to offer a non-hybrid version of the van powered a standard gasoline-burning engine is up in the air.

In Europe, C-Max buyers will be able to choose between several gasoline- and diesel-burning engines including a 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine and a 163-horsepower 2.0-liter turbodiesel mill. Front-wheel drive will come standard all across the board, and select models will be available with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission at an extra cost.

The facelifted Ford C-Max will be unveiled later this week. Following its debut in the French capital, the C-Max will land on our shores in time for the 2016 model year.

The seven-seater Grand C-Max that is sold exclusively in Europe will undergo the same visual updates.

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