Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:41 AM
From what I can telll, the internal code for the S-Max is CD539. I posted the following in another thread, but it makes more sense here:
There's a Ford employee on LinkedIn that lists his job as "Studio Engineer overseeing the Exterior CD539N (North America Sport Package) and the CD539C (China Sport Package). Coordinating between Exterior Engineering Groups and Studio Design Concepts for Feasibility." If CD359 is S-Max, I would be willing to bet that the next Edge will be a platform mate. FWIW, the Mondeo's code name is CD391 while the Fusion is referred to as CD391N. Interesting...
If you compare dimensions between the S-Max and Edge, they are very similar. Since both are due are currently in their MCE's and due for an "all new" makeover, now would be the time to merge them. It makes sense as both the Edge & S-Max have "van" roots (the Edge has more in common with the JDM Mazda MPV than anything else and the S-Max was based on the EU Ford Galaxy). It will be interesting to see how similar (or different) they end up being if they do in fact merge. Since EU already has the Galaxy, I could see the S-Max become more Edge like than the Edge becoming more S-Max like.
2001 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 4.6L V8 (Purchased New 10/01, will probably keep forever)
2001 Ford F150 SuperCrew 4x4 Lariat 5.4L V8 (Purchased New 06/00 - Sold 06/01/11)
2007 Ford Expedition EL Eddie Bauer 5.4L V8 (Purchased New 05/28/07)
2004 Ford F53 Chassis 6.8L V10 under my 2005 GBM 3500DS Motorhome (Purchased New 10/04 - Sold 09/12/12, replaced with a 2013 Kodiak 300BHSL in 10/12)
2013 Ford Escape Titanium FWD 2.0L EB (Company Car, took delivery on 09/20/12)
1995 Ford F150 SuperCab XLT 5.0L V8 (Purchased Used 10/05/12)
Potential Future FoMoCo Products:
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac SVT Adrenalin 4.6L V8 Supercharged (Cancelled, never built, R.I.P.)
Something to replace our 2007 Ford Expedition EL in the next couple of years, that can tow around 10,000 pounds, seat at least 7 comfortably and has all or some of Ford's latest tech (MFT, trailer sway, trailer brake controller, BLIS, adaptive cruise control, etc.). Maybe the next gen Expedition or possibly the 2014 Transit (doubt it will be rated to tow over 7000 pounds, but you never know).
Maybe a 2015 Ford Expedition EL Limited 4x4 3.5L EB
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