Ford will showcase its latest global design language with the introduction of the S-Max Concept at the Frankfurt auto show next month.
The concept, which Ford calls a sport activity vehicle, is designed for the European market. The production version likely won't be sold in the United States when it comes out next year as a replacement for the current S-Max.
But the concept features technology that could eventually find its way into vehicles sold in North America and elsewhere, Ford says.
Company officials previewed the S-Max Concept on Tuesday in Cologne, Germany.
The company will also show the vehicle at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin on Sept. 6 where Ford CEO Alan Mulally will be a keynote speaker.
The S-Max Concept is a four-door multipurpose vehicle with seven seats.
"We haven't made any formal announcement of the production version," said J Mays, Ford's head of global design. "The concept is very near to the production version."
Ford is scheduled to introduce a new S-Max in Europe next year.