See, here's why I hate embargoes. One guy supposedly jumped it by Twittering a statement, not a rumor: "Ford going to launch seven passenger C-max Grand in U.S. in 2011...built off Focus platform. Personally, I think it looks great."
[Personally, I do to, and personally, I think Ford's been crazy to keep the C-Max and the S-Max out of the US for so long. And personally, I thought the whole US Focus strategy has been bunk for years. But that's not the point.]
World Car Fans then jumped in by releasing a bunch of embargoed press photos of the Grand C-MAX, which look pretty good. BUT they put this wishy-washy caveat on the end:
As we have previously reported, Ford is considering bringing the C-MAX to North America. While nothing is official, Ford is likely watching American's attitudes towards SUV replacements.So is it decided or not? Judging by their headline, Jalopnik votes yes.
Post-Embargo Update: It's official: The 7-passenger C-Max will be coming to the US! In "late 2011." Sheesh.
Ford Grand C-Max Headed For US [jalopnik via dt senior minivan correspondent jj daddy-o]