Ford made extensive use of electronic and virtual development tools on the new Focus C-Max compact minivan. As well as shortening development time, Ford was able to achieve a "faster ramp-up and more nimble production," said Colin Reynell, the C-Max's chief program engineer. The C-Max is built at Saarlouis, Germany, alongside the Focus. Ford wanted to capitalize on the Focus' robust reputation with the C-Max variant, "because positive feedback is important not only at launch, but [through] customer feedback over the years," said Reynell. Diesel versions of the C-Max will be available with Faurecia's particulate filter, the first German-made car to be fitted with the technology.
Diesel c-max gets faurecia filter
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