The C-Max Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid have been a phenomenal sales success so far in the states, helping Ford to achieve its best electrified vehicle sales month ever in November.
The statistics bode well for the European market, with the C-Max hybrids due for release in the UK in 2013. Ford will be hoping its hybrid C-Max models will be as popular with the European public next year.
The Ford C-Max Energi will be powered by an Atkinson-cycle 2.0-litre petrol engine and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack. Ford says that will give the car a combined range of more than 500 miles.
The C-Max Hybrid will use the same technology, but will lack the option to be plugged in and recharged from the mains. Both models will be available with Ford SYNC and MyFord Touch.
The C-Max Hybrid is a five-passenger MPV with a small petrol motor to complement the car’s electric motor, similar to one seen in the Vauxhall Ampera. The new C-Max should have similar low emissions, helping save buyers money in the long-term on road tax and more.
The car will also be available with new Powersplit Architecture, which allows people to drive solely in electric mode, petrol mode or both.
C.J. O’Donnell, group marketing manager, Electrification says, “Our customers also are excited to have a fresh hybrid option, with leading fuel economy that does not sacrifice driving fun, performance and technology – choices typically not offered with hybrids.”
The current-gen Ford C-Max is available from £17,695.
People interested in learning more about the Ford C-Max can contact Perrys Ford dealerships today.
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