Ford now taking orders for Ford C-Max Hybrid

Article by Anita Panait, on May 19, 2012

Ford Motor Co. has announced that it is now taking orders for its Ford C-Max Hybrid, having a starting price of $25,995, excluding shipping charges. With the base price, the C-Max Hybrid is less expensive that its competitor, the Toyota Prius V wagon, which has a base price of $27,310 including shipping charges.

According to Ford, the five-passenger C-Max hatchback provides better fuel economy than the Prius V, which offers 42 mpg. Ford did not release details on the shipping charges and C-Max’s fuel economy rating. The C-Max Hybrid is Ford’s first dedicated hybrid model, and its introduction is in line of the company’s “power of choice” strategy.

The “power of choice” strategy aims to improve the fuel economy across Ford’s lineup and increase the company’s capacity to build electric vehicles.  The C-Max features Ford’s SmartGauge with EcoGuide technology, which helps maximize fuel economy by displaying the vehicle’s mpg and thereby telling drivers to drive more efficiently.

Ford said its C-segment platform underpins the C-Max Hybrid. The five-passenger C-Max hatchback also features a “powersplit” system, which permits its electric motor and gasoline-powered engine to work as one or independently to reach maximum efficiency. The C-Max Hybrid will be powered by Ford’s new 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine and a lithium ion battery system. According to Ford, C-Max regenerative braking system could recover over 95 percent of energy from braking and supplement it back to the hatchback.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Nearly a decade after Opel and sister brand Vauxhall introduced the Insignia large family car, these companies are now getting ready to unveil the second generation of this offering from...
by - December 7, 2016
After we caught a glimpse of the revamped Amarok, VW Australia once again wants to give its ute a sinister look inspired by the Mad Max movie franchise. The “Korama”...
by - December 7, 2016
Customers in the European market are known for leaning towards style and with this in mind, Nissan has revealed the special LEAF Black Edition. While the production run of this...
by - December 7, 2016
When Volkswagen unveiled the VW Atlas, it declared that this SUV is being developed for the United States and is set to arrive as a 2018 model. It also unveiled...
by - December 7, 2016
Did you miss the opportunity to get a brand new Dodge Viper? Well, here’s something you don’t want to miss. Dodge has announced a “final call” for orders for its...
by - December 6, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries