Ford S-MAX Vignale Concept Unveiled

Ford S MAX Vignale Concept 3 Custom

Ford has unveiled its new S-MAX Vignale concept at the Milan Design Week in Italy.

Unique product execution

Following the introduction of the Ford Mondeo Vignale Concept, the company says the S MAX “continues to expand its vision for a unique upscale product and ownership experience.”

"Spacious and aspirational, the S-MAX Vignale Concept goes beyond traditional automotive design and speaks to customers who value aesthetics," said Martin Smith, executive director, Design, Ford of Europe. "Our Vignale designers were inspired by trends from furniture to fashion to create this new expression of Ford."

The stylish concept has received unique 21-inch Vignale alloy wheels with fine detailing and high quality finish, jewellery-like appliques and chrome mirror caps, a distinctive hexagonal Vignale grille design, and unique "Milano Grigio" paint colour. The attention to colour runs throughout the vehicle with Dark Rose Grey detailing in the exhausts, hexagonal air-vent surrounds, and the lower front fascia.

Tailored design

The light exterior is matched with a darker interior scheme. Inside you will find a leather-covered centre console and dashboard, while the seats feature hexagonal quilting bordered with square quilting that stretches across the centre-rear seat and front armrest.

Technology highlights include advanced car-to-car communications, tablet device-docking stations for second row seats and an intelligent flexible seating concept with thin seat technology.

"The tonal connections and the quality of craftsmanship and detailing inject a sense of tradition into the S MAX Vignale Concept," said Sonja Vandenberk, chief designer, Colour and Material, Ford of Europe. "The design language itself is on the cusp of the latest fashion and furniture trends, reflecting inspirations in terms of fabrics, leathers, and colours as well as detailing."

A production version of the Ford S-MAX Vignale is said to be available after the launch of the high-end Mondeo Vignale which is scheduled for a 2015 market launch.

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