The all-new 2020 Ford S-Max Hybrid is another great MPV in the market. Not only that it comes with a hybrid drivetrain, but it also comes with an affordable price. This model still runs on its second generation. However, just like the current model, the new one will also get numerous changes.
Ford will introduce a couple of refreshments, especially from the outside. Blue Oval manufacturer opted for a simple design once again. However, this MPV looks very modern. Some customers feel the styling is a little outdated. Interior will get small upgrades and hybrid drivetrain will remain unchanged for 2020.
The arriving model will gain small improvements in terms of design. The upcoming 2020 Ford S-Max Hybrid will look exactly the same as the regular gasoline model. S-Max is larger than the Ford Escape, but not significantly. It is wider as well and it looks more robust. The design looks simple and modern. Plenty of sharp lines are visible at first glance.
The front fascia comes with a trapezoidal grille and additional chrome accents. The styling looks aging, according to the latest customers’ feedback. Headlights are thinner than before and rear end looks kinda funky. Whatsoever, design in the back is classic 90s design with a more angular approach. On the other hand, modern taillights are trims around the rear glass are definitely refreshing.
S-Max Hybrid Interior Features
Interior of the new 2020 Ford S-Max Hybrid won’t get any significant changes. Whatsoever, we are dealing with minor upgrades that are not visible. That means some of the high-tech features such as the infotainment system are updated. Elegant look and upscale design will remain. The dashboard is still really wide and the cabin hosts plenty of quality materials.
Optionally, this MPV offers larger displays, leather upholstery and heated seats. It is a perfect vehicle for longer trips and family vacations. The interior is spacious and legroom is ample. Safety could be improved thanks to the new systems. However, most of the features will be optional. Basically, the base model will offer the same standard of safety equipment.
Hybrid Powertrain Will Largely Remain
As for the performances, this MPV will deploy a hybrid system. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is paired with the battery pack and electric motor. A lithium-ion battery is the same as in most of Ford’s hybrid vehicles. Blue Oval promises 39 mpg which is more than the pleasing figure.
A 6-speed automatic gearbox is offered as standard. On the other hand, the all-wheel-drive system is still optional. The hybrid drivetrain will produce 180 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. Handling is superb and generally, the ride is quiet and smooth.
2020 Ford S-Max Hybrid Price and Release Date
There won’t be surprises in terms of pricing. The new model will introduce only minor changes. For that reason, the price is the same. The forthcoming 2020 Ford S-Max Hybrid will cost 37,500.
The base gasoline model starts at $30,000. This modern MPV will go on sale in the last quarter of 2019. On top of that, S-Max Hybrid will be sold only in the United States in the beginning. Later, this model will arrive in Europe.