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2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford’s First Dedicated Hybrid Starts at $25,995

Posted By Marc Carter On May 17, 2012 @ 9:04 am In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | 1 Comment

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Ford’s [1] first dedicated hybrid, the 2013 Ford C-MAX [2] compact utility vehicle, is slated to arrive in dealers this fall. Ford has announced that the compact five-passenger C-MAX hybrid will start at $25,995 — that’s approximately $500 cheaper than its closest competitor, the Toyota Prius v [3]. Ford hasn’t released the official specs for the C-MAX hybrid just yet, but they do expect it to “blend fuel economy with performance, with projected best-in-class horsepower and torque.”

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“C-MAX Hybrid offers better fuel economy, performance, technology and functionality than Prius v [4] – and C-MAX Hybrid customers will pay less at the dealership and at the pump,” said Ken Czubay, Vice President of U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Ford [1] 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.”

The five-passenger C-MAX hybrid [5] is powered by an all-new 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine that Ford states is among the most advanced non-turbocharged four-cylinder powertrains they have ever offered. The four-cylinder engine is mated to an electric motor and advanced li-ion battery [6] system.

The C-MAX also gets new technology like a hands-free liftgate that allows users to open it with a simple gentle kicking motion under the rear bumper. A SmartGauge with EcoGuide helps drivers drive as efficiently as possible with a display that shows instantaneous fuel economy [7] allows drivers to more closely monitor how their driving behavior affects the vehicle’s efficiency. The Brake Coach feature also optimizes the braking system and extends the vehicle’s driving range.

The C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid [2] will be released later this year. Ford predicts that the new vehicle will boast a longer electric-only driving range than the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid [8].

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URLs in this post:

[1] Ford’s: http://www.ford.com

[2] 2013 Ford C-MAX: http://inhabitat.com/ford-unveils-c-max-energi-and-c-max-hybrid-at-detroit-auto-show/

[3] Toyota Prius v: http://inhabitat.com/test-drive-inhabitat-takes-the-roomier-toyota-prius-v-for-a-spin/

[4] Prius v: http://inhabitat.com/toyota-unveils-new-family-of-prius-vehicles-at-the-detroit-auto-show/

[5] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid

[6] li-ion battery: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=li-ion+battery

[7] fuel economy: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=fuel+economy

[8] Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/toyotas-plug-in-prius-pricing-revealed/

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