The U.S. set to fall in love with a whole new generation of minivans, ones that fit into a smaller segment than we’re used to, and ones with a little bit of European flair. Of course, we’re talking about the new 2012 Ford C-Max, which made its North American debut this week at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

Based on Ford’s global C-segment platform, which underpins cars like the Focus hatchback and sedan, the new C-Max will offer seating for up to seven and eventually be available with advanced hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

In the video below we see Ford product chief Derrick Kuzak present the new car in Detroit. 

You can read our first drive impressions of the new 2012 Ford C-Max by clicking here. Otherwise, check out our previous post for all the crucial details by clicking here.


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