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http://www.autoblog.com/2007/08/01/ford-s-max-spotted-in-l-a-headed-to-the-states/


Alert Autoblog reader, Ku Kim, spotted an odd-looking van in Los Angeles traffic. With his always-handy mobile phone, he snapped a couple of pictures of Ford's new S-Max.

But wait, you say, that's not supposed to be here! You're right. The S-Max is Ford's middle-tier European minivan, uh sorry, MPV. (The C-Max is positioned below it, while the Galaxy is the big MPV above it in the heirarchy.)

Could this lone, white S-Max prowling California streets be validation of our January import prediction? With its 5+2 seating, sportier feel and modern lines, the S-Max might be able to carve some sales out of the MPV segment here, but will have stiff competition from the increasingly more CUVs offered by almost every carmaker, including Ford.

Hopefully, this really is an indication of Ford's intention to bring its (at least perceived) superior European offerings across the pond.

Then again, it could be nothing more than a photo shoot in trendy L.A.

Thanks for the tip and photos, Ku Kim!
 

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This might be from Mexico. We get alot of those
 

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Since the 7(?) passenger S-Max is very close in wlb & overall length to the Edge,
I really wonder about a Milan-based 'monospace'...

on a reasonably-related issue, recently there's been an interesting GMI convo (part 2) where a member has decided that the Only 6-7 passenger "compact" choices out there are the Mazda5 & Kia Rondo
hmm...
'white space'?
 

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This car is not for America. Is big , but not enough...is atractive, but with too much european style.....the engines are for european market ( small 4 and 6 cilinders, diesels), is a monospace minivan and the minivan in the USA is a near dead species......
Dont try to market this car in USA, will be a failure
 

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This car is not for America. Is big , but not enough...is atractive, but with too much european style.....
The BMW 3-series is doing great in America, not too big and lots of European style.
the engines are for european market ( small 4 and 6 cilinders, diesels),
Which Americans are clamoring for.
is a monospace minivan and the minivan in the USA is a near dead species......
Tell it to Toyota and Honda, they haven't found that out yet.
Don't try to market this car in USA, will be a failure
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The BMW 3-series is doing great in America, not too big and lots of European style.

Which Americans are clamoring for.

Tell it to Toyota and Honda, they haven't found that out yet.

:D
Ok, ok, i hope i 'm wrong and you right!
 
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