Live from the launch: Ford C-Max 1.6 TDCI

Tom Webster

For a long time the C Max was the ugly duckling of the Ford range. Its boxy looks were a world away from the sharp, stylish face of the manufacturer's latest models.

Now the utilitarian compact MPV has been brought bang up to date, and is one of the freshest looking cars in Ford's line up as it carries the design language that will be seen on the new Focus from next year.