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The new Ford C-Max has been spied hot weather testing, ahead of its unveiling at next month's Frankfurt motor show.

The car clearly takes styling cues from the Iosis Max concept (see picture gallery), and it will be available in both five and seven seat versions, with the styling of the two model significantly different.

See the Ford C-Max spy pictures and Iosis Max concept photos here

Video - Ford Iosis Max concept driven

One of the most dramatic features of the concept was the sliding doors and these shots show they will make it to production.

However, the rest of the car is considerably toned down, looking more like an evolution of the current conservatively-styled C-Max.

Iosis Max shows next Ford C-Max

The sliding doors are only likely to feature on the seven-seater long wheelbase C-Max and, unlike the concept, there will be a conventional B-pillar.

The C-Max will be the second Ford, after the S-Max, to get a 1.6-litre Ecoboost engine, the company’s turbocharged direct injection economy engines.

Inside expect novel seating and storage and a more sculptured dashboard. Both five and seven-seat C-Max models will be unveiled at the Frankfurt show next month.

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Dr.Car 25 August 2009

Re: Next Ford C-Max spied

Should have stuck with conventional doors. Sure sliding doors are good for access and in parking where there isn't a lot of room but I think it makes the appearance of the thing a lot worse.

Andrew Lee 25 August 2009

Re: Next Ford C-Max spied

It sure is dumpy! Could those wheel-arches be any smaller? It's going to need some 'dramatic' body creases to make it look good...

TegTypeR 25 August 2009

Re: Next Ford C-Max spied

daddy 3 wrote:
Autocar.... Since when have sliding doors been dramatic ?........

I said exactly this in the last article they did about this car. Proves the internet editorial team don't read the comments made. Either that or they've employed one of the dramatic copy writers from Auto Express!

I think they were referring to the dramatic doors on the concept, which this car certainly doesn't retain. These are standard sliding doors, the same that can be found on the Mazda 5.