Ford has released new details about the North American C-Max. It will feature options such as a hands-free tailgate, a panoramic glass roof, and a passive entry system.

Following its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford has released details about the North American C-Max.

Designed for young families, the C-Max in long wheelbase form (but without the "Grand" first name as in Europe) eschews typical MPV styling for a dynamic appearance that is expressive and dynamic. Key highlights include a hands-free tailgate (you put your leg under the bumper and it opens), a panoramic glass roof, and a passive entry system.

Inside, the cabin features a '5+2' seating arraignment which can be customized thanks to a sliding second-row. For easy entry into the third-row, the second-row outboard seats tip-and-slide forward. Of course, if that sounds too simple, you can fold the second-row middle seat to create a walk-through to the rear seats. Furthermore, if you don't need the third-row, it can be omitted as a delete option. Speaking of options, owners can outfit their C-Max with a variety of goodies including leather upholstery, heated front seats, GPS navigation, and MyFord Touch.

Under the hood, two engines will be offered. The entry-level 2.5-liter I4 produces 168 hp (125 kW / 170 PS) and 167 lb-ft (226 Nm), while the 1.6-liter EcoBoost churns out 180 hp (134 kW / 183 PS) and 173 lb-ft (234 Nm) of torque. Regardless of what engine is selected, both are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The MPV will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show, so stay tuned for more information.

Gallery: Ford C-Max MPV announced for North America

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