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Re: Ford plans new hybrid series to compete with Toyota Prius, report says

Ford is really amp-ing things up in the electrification arena.

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Ford is really amp-ing things up in the electrification arena.
I would be very interested in seeing a hybrid version of the Lincoln MKC. I may be in the market for a new vehicle in two years and the MKC is definitely on my radar screen, although I'd like to see a hybrid version.

I'm driving an MKZ Hybrid now. Even though the mileage I'm getting with it isn't 45 mpg (I never expected 45 anyway), I'm still feel spoiled by the mileage I get, which ranges from the mid-30s to the upper-30s if I'm careful.

Wingsnut, any news on an MKC-H?

On my 5th Lincoln in a row, having bought a 2019 MKZ-Hybrid Reserve II on 22 December 2018.
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Everyone was waiting for the Escape Hybrid when the Escape launched, but that required the availability of Ford's new AWD Hybrid system that was not available yet. But with the launch of the 2015 Lexus NX Hybrid coming later this year for the US, and Lincoln wanting more of the California market share, Lincoln will need to launch an MKC AWD Hybrid by MY2016 at the latest to stay on the green shoppers list.
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Re: Ford plans new hybrid series to compete with Toyota Prius, report says

A new report finds Ford is in the very early stages of developing a gasoline-electric hybrid aimed squarely at the Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Volt.

Called C240 internally, the yet-unnamed model will share its C2 platform with the replacements for the Focus and the Escape. Technical details are still few and far between but anonymous sources inside the Blue Oval predict the hybrid will be considerably more efficient than the automaker's current gas-electric models thanks to advances in battery technology and the use of lightweight materials such as aluminum.

Keeping in line with the automaker's One Ford philosophy, the hybrid will be sold in a host of global markets including North America, Asia and Europe. All told, Ford hopes to sell about 120,000 example of the car each year.

Trade journal Automotive News reports Ford's first purpose-designed hybrid will be built outside of Detroit, Michigan, starting in 2018. The publication expects the hybrid to land in showrooms in time for the 2019 model year.

When it debuts, Ford's hybrid will face stiff competition from the fourth-generation Toyota Prius that is scheduled to break cover in December of 2015 and the second-generation Chevrolet Volt that will be unveiled next January at the Detroit Motor Show and go on sale shortly after.


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A new report finds Ford is in the very early stages of developing a gasoline-electric hybrid aimed squarely at the Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Volt.


imho the Volt is a brilliant DEADend - waaaaaaay tooooooo complex
& the PeeeUS is a marketing boodoggle worthy of Microsoft ie lacking almostANY tech accomplishment


happily I don't believe farticles

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Re: Ford plans new hybrid series to compete with Toyota Prius, report says

FORD is shooting for 60+ mpgs minimum also.
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Well, I mean this could be a successor for the C-Max in the US market where it's sold exclusively as a Hybrid.
That makes a lot of sense. Since the Focus, Escape and C-MAX all ride on the same platform, it's just about putting on a different top hat. So it should be easy for Ford to offer a new hybrid ONLY model globally with 80+% shared components with the other ICE/Hybrid/Energi models. This new C2 platform should, like the new VW platform, better allow for battery pack storage, along with being light weight, with the vehicle top hats using more aluminum.
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Re: Ford plans new hybrid series to compete with Toyota Prius, report says

Personally I'm a bit more interested in a Plug-in Hybrid, similar in execution to the Volt. But I want a hybrid that puts the benefits of electric torque to the wheels more than just sips fuel. That's a Lincoln hybrid I would like to see.

I would actually be far more interested in a sporty Lincoln if it was electric, I'm not at all interested in a Mustang Lincoln. I want something truly next-level to take on Tesla, a product I'm seriously considering.
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Re: Ford plans new hybrid series to compete with Toyota Prius, report says

Although performance hybrids sell in pathetic numbers, I have always thought that a properly designed GTDI engine could really benefit a hybrid. Less emphasis on quick turbo spool-up (which always compromises top end) as the electric motor is then sized/geared for acceleration could handle that duty, combined with a properly boosted top end would be a hoot and still return excellent mpg.

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I want something truly next-level to take on Tesla, a product I'm seriously considering.
Exactly. Lincoln shouldn't waste time with a a Volt/ELR type of vehicle when it can set higher goals and target Tesla. A whole new and different body style(s)/interior(s) can be created to get the point across so it does not look like a converted MKZ with different trim here and there.
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