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Targeting European buyers that want even more than whatâ€™s offered by today’s range-topping Fords, the Blue Oval will reveal a new sub-brand at next weekâ€™s Frankfurt Motor Show.
Put away the Benadryl and tissues â€“ the new Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX have been awarded TĂśV Allergy Tested Certification.
The C-MAX has been allergy-tested and approved for over 100 materials used in its production. Ford took out materials like latex, chrome and nickel â€“ all of which have been known to cause allergic reactions. Surfaces such as the steering wheel and seat covers have been dermatologically tested, so you can now breathe a big sigh of relief that your hands aren’t going to be touching anything harmful (unless, of course, you don’t clean your car).
“We want to give our customers the best vehicle design, performance and quality, and the best passenger environment,” said Caspar Dirk Hohage, Ford Europe’s engineering director. “That is why we are doing all we can to avoid or reduce to the absolute minimum all materials and substances that may pose an allergic risk.”
And for all you hay fever sufferers, you’ll be happy to learn that all Ford vehicles are fitted with a high-performance pollen filter.
Other cars that have the TĂśV Allergy Tested Certification include the Fiesta, outgoing Focus, S-MAX, Galaxy, Mondeo and Kuga. To all of us here in North America with itchy eyes and runny noses, the C-Max will be available to us this year.
[Source: Autoblog UK]