Compact MPVs might not be the very first thing you think of when someone mentions moving, but they can be rather useful and effective at that for sure. You will agree that most of them do their job better than compact or mid-size SUVs. The Ford C-Max Hybrid represents a practical multi-purpose vehicle perfect for family use. A revamped version of this popular model will arrive on the market very soon. The company stated that sales will increase significantly because potential customers will be able to conclude that the vehicle has a lot to offer at the very first sight. The main reason why many people will decide for the 2018 Ford C-Max is the fact that it will be powered by a hybrid engine that ensures high mpg ratings and excellent performance. However, the powerful engine is not the only thing that the newbie possesses, there is much more.
Under the hood
One of the best things when it comes to the upcoming 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid is that it will be powered by an extremely powerful and efficient engine. This engine arrives in the form of 2.0 liter naturally aspirated Atkinson cycle inline 4 that is capable of producing up to 141 hp and 121 lb-ft of torque. This doesn’t seem much, but with the help of a compact electric motor, it will generate around 200 horsepower while the level of torque will be 180 lb-ft. In our opinion, this output seems to be more than enough for a family car such as the 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid. Thanks to a tiny battery pack, the engine will ensure better fuel efficiency. Namely, fuel efficiency of the engine is rated at 43 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
When you peek inside of the cabin, you will notice that the layout is much different from the layout of the previous cabin. Of course, things seem to be better now. The cabin is more spacious, covered in high-end materials and has a better design. The overall appearance of the cabin is much similar to the appearance of Focus’s cabin. Some of the features that will be offered include a height-adjustable front seat, Sync voice-activated electronics interface, Bluetooth connectivity, a sound system with 6 speakers, satellite radio, USB and iPod interface, etc. There will also be a rearview camera, remote start, panoramic sunroof, front parking sensor, and others.
The vehicle will be available in three trim levels including SE, SEL, and C-Max Energi. The exterior design will be slightly refreshed as well, and it appears that the company found inspiration for the new C-max in their Focus. The front grille of the car is similar to the one we have seen on the Fusion, while the rear end is similarly designed as the back of the Focus. Thanks to the hatch doors with low floor, loading and unloading of luggage will be easier than ever.
2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid Release date and price
The vehicle will go on sale in the beginning of 2018 priced at $25,000 for the base model.
May 8, 2017