Ford Begins Taking Orders for C-MAX Hybrid
NEWS
 

  1. Welcome to Ford Inside News – General discussion forum for Ford

    Welcome to Ford Inside News - a website dedicated to all things Ford.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join Ford Inside News today!
     
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Ford Begins Taking Orders for C-MAX Hybrid

  1. #1
    The Spaminator ausrutherford's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Death Valley, South Carolina
    Age
    24
    Posts
    5,651
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 327 Times in 160 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19

    Ford Begins Taking Orders for C-MAX Hybrid

    Ford Begins Taking Orders for C-MAX Hybrid – America’s Most Affordable, Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Utility Vehicle
    Ford Media
    • Ford dealers are now taking orders for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, which will be more affordable than Toyota Prius v while achieving better fuel economy
    • Class-exclusive technologies include hands-free liftgate, active park assist for easier parallel parking and next-generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide to help customers increase their fuel economy
    • C-MAX will launch this fall as part of Ford’s power of choice strategy to deliver leading fuel economy across its lineup while tripling electrified vehicle production capacity by 2013


    DEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2012 – Ford dealers are starting to place orders for America’s most affordable and fuel-efficient hybrid utility vehicle – the 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid – with innovative technologies such as a hands-free liftgate, spaciousness for five passengers and cargo as well as the fun-to-drive character shared with well-handling cars including Ford Focus.

    The C-MAX is a compact hybrid utility vehicle and the company’s first dedicated line of hybrids. The 2013 C-MAX Hybrid will be available this fall with a base price of $25,995 – approximately $500 lower than the Toyota Prius v’s base price.

    The C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid will follow later this year with better electric-mode fuel economy and overall driving range than the Prius plug-in hybrid.

    “C-MAX Hybrid offers better fuel economy, performance, technology and functionality than Prius v – and C-MAX Hybrid customers will pay less at the dealership and at the pump,” said Ken Czubay, vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Ford is delivering the power of choice for leading fuel economy across its lineup – from EcoBoost to electrified vehicles – because customers increasingly want to save money at the pump, even as gas prices rise over time.”

    The C-MAX Hybrid blends fuel economy with performance, with projected best-in-class horsepower and torque along with Ford’s third-generation powersplit technology that allows for higher speed while in electric mode than Toyota Prius v.

    C-MAX Hybrid benefits from 20 years of research and innovation behind the software and hardware technology driving it, with many of Ford’s almost 500 hybrid vehicle-related patents contained within.

    That means that along with SYNC® with MyFord Touch®, drivers get class-exclusive features like hands-free liftgate (offering hands-free cargo access with a simple kicking motion), SmartGauge® with EcoGuide, regenerative braking and an advanced lithium-ion (li-ion) battery pack that is being used for the first time in a Ford hybrid.

    C-MAX Hybrid – being built on Ford’s global C-segment platform – also benefits from a proven design and nameplate with more than 156,000 units of the gasoline version sold in Europe since its 2010 launch.

    Room to move
    C-MAX Hybrid is a compact hybrid utility vehicle jam-packed with features and room for five people and cargo.

    The vehicle has a high roofline (63.9 inches) offering ample interior space and flexibility. C-MAX Hybrid offers 99.7 cubic feet of passenger space compared with 97 cubic feet in Prius v. The spacious C-MAX Hybrid also provides greater headroom in both front and rear seats than Prius v (41/39.4 inches vs. 39.6/38.6 inches).

    For cargo, C-MAX Hybrid has 60/40 split-fold rear seats that easily fold flat with 54.3 cubic feet of space behind the first row and 24.5 cubic feet behind the second row.

    Tech-savvy
    C-MAX Hybrid features the company’s innovative hands-free liftgate, allowing for quick and easy access to the cargo area without messing with keys. A gentle kicking motion under the rear bumper opens the liftgate when used in combination with a key fob the user keeps in his or her pocket or purse that tells the car it’s OK to engage. The same motion can close the liftgate.

    The vehicle also features the newest version of MyFord Touch to help inform, enlighten, engage and empower drivers. MyFord Touch offers multiple ways for customers to manage and control their phone, navigation, entertainment and climate functions through voice commands, menus accessed through controls on the steering wheel, touch screens, buttons or knobs.

    C-MAX Hybrid also offers the next generation of SmartGauge with EcoGuide. Designed to help drivers get the most from the C-MAX Hybrid, information such as instantaneous fuel economy can be displayed on the left cluster to help drivers more closely monitor how their driving behavior affects the vehicle’s efficiency.

    The left cluster also shows Brake Coach, a feature that helps drivers optimize their use of the braking system so that driving range can be enhanced through proper braking techniques. In the right cluster, redesigned imagery of green leaves shows overall driving efficiency – as drivers improve their efficient driving, they are rewarded with more leaves.


    Quality and ingenuity
    The 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is new, but its software and hardware technology have been evolving for nearly two decades.

    C-MAX Hybrid is powered through the combination of a gasoline engine and a battery-driven electric motor. When powered by gasoline, the C-MAX Hybrid uses the all-new 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine – a powerful and fuel-efficient engine and among the most advanced non-turbocharged four-cylinder powertrains Ford has ever offered.

    The electric motor of the C-MAX Hybrid is powered by an advanced li-ion battery system designed to maximize use of common, high-quality components, such as control board hardware that has proven field performance in Ford’s critically acclaimed hybrid vehicles.

    C-MAX Hybrid also offers Ford’s next-generation powersplit architecture that allows the electric motor and gasoline-powered engine to work together or separately to maximize efficiency. The engine also can operate independently of vehicle speed, charging the batteries or providing power to the wheels as needed. The motor alone can provide sufficient power to the wheels in low-speed, low-load conditions and work with the engine at higher speeds.

    In the C-MAX Hybrid, the li-ion battery pack is recharged when the gasoline engine is in operation. Further, the regenerative braking system can recapture more than 95 percent of the braking energy that would otherwise be lost, and is able to use that power to help charge the battery. C-MAX Hybrid requires no plug-in charging.

    Made in U.S.A.
    C-MAX Hybrid is being produced at Ford’s Wayne, Mich.-based Michigan Assembly Plant alongside Focus, Focus Electric and Focus ST. More information about MAP can be found online here.
    Have Ford Sales in Markets Not Included in this POST? Email Me

    GO TIGERS! BCS Orange Bowl Champs!


  2. Remove Advertisements
    Ford Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Ford Mondeo
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,348
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 97 Times in 76 Posts

    Re: Ford Begins Taking Orders for C-MAX Hybrid

    This should be a good seller at that price. It has a little less cargo room than the new Escape, but that is likely due to the battery packs.
    The early bird gets the worm..but the second mouse gets the cheese.

  4. #3
    Mercury C557 2b2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    N NW of Atlantis (Reno)
    Posts
    12,584
    Thanks
    1,966
    Thanked 1,053 Times in 805 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Ford Begins Taking Orders for C-MAX Hybrid

    I'm still wondering how of a price 'bump' the plug-in Energi version will have

    POLL crossreference

  5. #4
    Focus RS WRC
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Tallinn Estonia
    Posts
    920
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 159 Times in 115 Posts

    Re: Ford Begins Taking Orders for C-MAX Hybrid

    IMO, this C-Max Hybrid spec sheet is the best offer from Ford N.A. I have seen yet.
    Most impressive for me is the new manual seat adjustments for the driver being SIX and the passenger being FOUR. This should be implemented across Ford vehicles around the world. A loud hurray cheer from me on such a wonderful and simple addition. Bravo!!
    Driver Knee Air Bag, a light in the glove box, holy sh*t rear cabin grab handles.
    The only ommission I can see are available Bi-Xexon and LED running lights which I assumed would be part of Fords electric signature face so to speak.

    Puzzling aspect as far as marketing IMO is the lack of information pertaining to the cargo/trunk details. I cannot find an image anywhere and in the instances where the C-Max Hybrids Chief engineer John Davis has been interviewed or is speaking about the cars, they never show or mention the functionality aspects of this MAV type vehicle offers. Is this because Ford is embarrassed how little space is in the hatch, or is it because the 60/40 rear seats when down are not flat. This does not sit well with me in the sense that the non Hybrid C-Maxs functionality aspect is one of its biggest selling points.
    I mention this issue because the Toyota Hybrid products besides being thought of in the USA as the benchmark, they are also very well thought of when it comes to space and functionality. In other words very useable vehicles not just for carrying people, but cargo as well.

    B2B, I still believe the C-Max Energi (Plug-in) will price very close to Toyota's Plug-in , my guess would be $31,500.00 :-)
    Last edited by MKII; 05-19-2012 at 12:51 AM.
    2007 Ford Focus Ghia 1.6 TI-VCT SW Panther Black 5spd MT

  6. #5
    Ford Focus ZX SullyND's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    402
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Re: Ford Begins Taking Orders for C-MAX Hybrid

    I'm wondering when the Energi will be available.

  7. Remove Advertisements
    Ford Inside News
    Advertisements
     

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Similar Threads

  1. Ford has 8,000 orders for all-new Escape
    By ausrutherford in forum Ford Brand News - Global
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-16-2012, 01:39 PM
  2. The End Begins: Chevy launching into S.Korea by taking over Daewoo
    By ausrutherford in forum Competition News
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-08-2010, 12:21 PM
  3. Ford's reinvention is taking shape
    By Sal Collaziano in forum Ford Motor Company Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-23-2010, 12:39 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-26-2010, 05:01 AM
  5. Over 1,000 Orders For New Ford Focus Rs
    By SobeSVT in forum Ford Motor Company Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-11-2008, 09:05 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2