The Ford C-MAX is coming to the U.S. However, unlike the high-roof, seven-passenger crossover that's been available in the United Kingdom, since 2010, the U.S. variant will feature a hybrid or plug-in-electric system, making this one good thing definitely worth waiting for.
The decision to change out the gasoline and diesel powerplants under the hood of Europe's Ford C-MAX in favor of hybrid and plug-in electric systems is a direct response to U.S. consumer demand. It's also part of the American automaker's goal to triple hybrid production numbers in just two years. "Our customers have really changed in the last 120 days,"1 says Jim Farley, Head of Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford. Farley also says the new C-MAX will effectively deliver over 41 mpg combined city/highway driving.
The batteries for the forthcoming U.S. C-MAX will be manufactured at the Ford's Rawsonville parts plant. The powertrains for the hybrid and EV, however, will be built at the automaker's Van Dyke transmission facility.
Stay tuned for complete details surrounding the
forthcoming C-MAX, including range and price, coming soon. Pearson Ford is
dedicated to keeping you informed and promises to share the news with you, as
soon as it becomes available. In the mean time, if you want to buy or lease a
hybrid, we encourage you to explore the 2011 Ford Fusion
Hybrid online or in person at 10650 North Michigan Road in Zionsville, IN