Ford dealers are now able to take orders for the all-new Ford C-MAX Hybrid, which Ford says is “America’s most affordable and fuel-efficient hybrid utility vehicle.” The C-MAX Hybrid features innovative technologies, like a hands-free liftgate, seating for up to 5 passengers and plenty of cargo space.
The C-MAX is a compact hybrid utility vehicle and will be Ford’s first dedicated line of hybrids. The 2013 C-MAX Hybrid will be deliver in the fall of this year and will start with a base price of just $25,995 – which is about $500 lower than the comparable Toyota Prius v.
Later this year Ford will follow the car up with the C-MAZ Energi plug-in hybrid. Ford tells us this plug-in will deliver 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.”
With numerous unique technologies, expect the C-MAX to come equipped with SYNC with MyFord Touch, SmartGauge with EcoGuide, regenerative braking and an advanced lithium-ion battery pack.