The Ford C-max is a five door hatchback originally built for European market and new to rhe US roads. Built on the same platform as the Ford Focus, the Ford ‘C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid’ and ‘C-max hybrid’ are more fun-to-drive and better alternate option to those hybrid snooze fest. Both are designed for Performance and power. The difference is, Ford ‘C-max Energi’ contains hefty 7.6 KWh Lithium ion pack while Ford C-Max Hybrid packs 1.4 KWh lithium ion battery. Ford C-Max uses conventional power-trains with Ford’s power-split technology to significantly improve fuel economy. Hence
These are the comparative features incorporated with new Ford C-Max Energi and C-Max hybrid which makes it an inch better than it’s rivals.
2015 Ford C-Max Exterior
2015 Ford C-Max exterior design emphasizes new large trapezoidal grille in order to fuse with aerodynamic utility. Front and rear bumpers are body colored with new halogen headlights built from LED lights, Power heated mirrors, fog lights and dual sliding rear doors. Ford C-max features a distinctive shape that associates with multipurpose vehicle more closely than a hatchback. This model will be slighter larger dimensions than it’s predecessor. Length 173.6 inch, Height 63.9 inch, width 72 inch and a wheelbase 104.3 inches. Curb weight amount to 3417 lbs with a set of 17-inch alloy wheels. C-Max taller stature makes it easier for taller drivers to enter and exit the car. It also incorporates a height adjustable function to accommodate users of all sizes.
Ford C-Max 2015 Interior
C-Max offers quieter and more luxurious feeling interior for more engaging driving experience. The 5 Passenger cabin is made up of premium materials with attractive, soft touch surfaces, and latest technology to produce a remarkably upscale class of a vehicle. Ergonomics is designed excellently with user friendly and easily accessible controls. The center console is equipped with 8-inch display and instrument panels to display control parameters. Cargo area offers slightly more space with new comfortable seats and split folding rear seat-back. However, the thick windscreen pillars and rear screen is surprisingly small and obscure the view somewhat. New Ford C-Max is equipped with the combination of ‘MyFord Touch infotainment system’ and ‘Sync voice control system’ to allow hands free operation and customized display possibilities.
Ford C-Max and C-MAX Hybrid Engine Specifications
There’s an impressive range of engine available with 2015 ‘C-Max’ and ‘C-Max hybrid’ .The ‘C-max Energi’ uses 2.0 liter ‘Atkinson cycled’ four cylinder gasoline engine which produces 141 Hp and 129 lb-ft torque. Engine is also combined with lithium ion battery- driven electric motor of 91 Hp. power-split architecture facilitates the engine power with electric motor. C-Max hybrid models will have SEL and SE models, uses same engine with a 1.4 KWh lithium ion battery pack. The hybrid system will produce 188 hp. Acceleration for 0 – 60 mph is achieved for 8.1 seconds with a top speed of 115 mph. In electric mode, 0 – 60 mph is achieved for 7.8 seconds and top speed is limited to 85 mph.
Other better options as far as petrol is concerned are excellent 1.6 liter with more impressive 1.0 liter Eco-boost unit. Most buyers will inevitably go for diesel with either 1.6 liter that gives 114 horsepower or 2.0 liter that ups the ante to 138 horsepower. The engine is combined with ‘eCVT’ automatic transmission for gear selection. Ford C-Max hybrid is EPA rated with 40 mpg in city and 45 mpg on highway while ‘C-Max Energi Plug in Hybrid’ is rated at 44/42 mpg for highway/city. In general, Hybrids are most efficient in the city due to Regenerative braking system which helps frequently to charge the battery.
2015 Ford C-Max Price and release data
The 2015 Ford C-Max is expected to be available for sale during last quarter of 2015 or first quarter of 2016. The new C-max will be available from base price ranging from $ 26,000 to $ 28,500 (msrp) according to engine versions and it may go up with included features.