Ford C-MAX gets in-car technology boost
Ford’s new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX will be the first cars from the blue oval to come with DAB as standard, it has been announced.
DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) is a feature that all new cars must be kitted with as standard by 2013. It is joined in the all-new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX ranges by Bluetooth with audio streaming and voice control, which allows for hands free operation of a mobile phone, audio and climate controls.
“This is an important milestone in the transition for all new cars to have digital radio fitted as standard by 2013," said chief executive, Digital Radio UK, Ford Ennals.
Base models – Zetec – will also come fitted with a Digital Sound Processor to optimise sound settings, six speaker, twin-antenna aerial system and, of course, DAB. Titanium-trim models boast the premium Sony system, which has an MP3 playback feature, as well as nine speakers.
Sockets for an iPod, MP3 player or USB stick are mounted in the central stowage compartment on every model in the new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX line-up.
The new Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX are priced from £16,745 and £18,745 respectively.