The minivan of Ford, Ford S-Max was once in the European market. These five or seven seat vehicles was in 2019 updated. And now again to make it more suitable for 2021, it is on the hybrid mode.
Yes! Ford has entered in the electric world. By adding the hybrid engine on this minivan, it would be the fist electrified model in its category.
Having a hybrid minivan with the what Ford has provided is not much bad. As most minivans are suitable for the families, maybe by reducing some costs and adding efficiency and also protecting the earth, could save much more. As Ford claims it in the words:
From a sporty, car-like driving experience to seats that fold flat at the push of a button, innovations that fit perfectly into family life have always been a big part of the S-Max appeal. That makes the efficient and refined new hybrid powertrain a natural addition to the lineup
This minivan has a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine, supported by a small electric motor, a 1.1-kWh lithium-ion battery, and the latest generation of the automaker’s power-split transmission. So what is expected is an output of 190 hp. this big car consumes 6.4-liters in every 100 km. and also with the Europe’s WLTP standard measurement the corresponding CO2 emissions are 146-147 grams per kilometer.
In contrary, we should not expect a very fast car. (come on! That’s a minivan!) this S-Max can accelerate to 100 km in 9.8 seconds. But as Ford reveals, a “smooth, linear acceleration” that complements the S-max’s “inherently sporty character.”
The other minivan of Ford, Galaxy, will have the same electric motor as the S-Max. although its going to be a bit slower but have more room for a family in both five- and seven-seat layouts. In the bigger layout, there is still 300 liters of cargo volume. And by folding the second and third row of seats down, the volume is extended to 2,339-liter.