Magna International said it was supplying Ford with S-Max Vignale componnets including the Eyeris electronic vision system and a transmission made by recently acquired subsidiary Getrag.
The Eyeris offers drivers an array of functions, such as guiding and distance lines in the rear camera view that allows safe manoeuvring. A front camera with split-view technology provides a 180 degrees view of the vehicle’s front surroundings and helps the driver quickly recognise pedestrians and objects.
Getrag, now part of Magna, provides the six-speed manual and dual clutch automated transmissions for the S-Max Vignale. The dual clutch transmission is also available for diesel engines.
Getrag Ford Transmissions, a joint venture, produces this transmission.
As it slowly expands its new Vignale line to fill a premium slot once held by the Ghia nameplate, Ford in June showed the production version of the Kuga SUV on sale in Europe later this year. Vignale versions of the Spanish-made Mondeo [Fusion] four-door sedan and wagon are now supplemented by the S-Max people carrier and five-door Mondeo hatchback. The Canadian built Edge Vignale SUV goes on sale late in 2016.