Ford’s new C-Max has become the fastest-selling hybrid ever at launch, with 8,030 sales in its first two full months on the market in October and November. This significantly outpaces Toyota Camry Hybrid’s 7,300 sales in its first two full months in May and June 2006.
Ford Motor Co. said Friday that it predicts November will be its best hybrid sales month ever with more than 6,000 units sold.
Ford Motor Co.’s Michigan Assembly Plant here is making history with each new C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid that rolls off the line. It is the only manufacturing site in the world to build vehicles with five different powertrains on the same line and the only one to build four vehicles that deliver 40 mpg or more in real-world driving.
The new Ford C-Max Hybrid — America’s most fuel-efficient and affordable hybrid utility vehicle — is now the best-selling hybrid utility vehicle after outselling Toyota Prius v, 3,182 units to 2,769 units, in just its first full month of sales in October.
Ford Motor Co. is drawing on the popularity of a classic animated television character to establish C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid as better, more fuel-efficient hybrid alternatives to Toyota Prius v through a new advertising campaign that broke Thursday.
Ford’s third-generation hybrid system, which replaces nickel-metal-hydride batteries with new lighter, more efficient lithium-ion batteries, could reduce the company’s use of expensive, hard-to-get “rare earth” metals by up to 500,000 pounds a year.
Drivers of the coming Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid will enjoy the auto industry’s top electric-only speed among all plug-in hybrid vehicles, 85 mph. And the non-plug-in version of the C-Max hybrid has received EPA mileage certification of 47 mpg in both city and highway driving.
Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that its new C-Max Hybrid vehicle is projected to achieve fuel economy of 47 mpg city, beating the Toyota Prius by 3 mpg with a base price $1,300 lower.
Ford dealers are starting to place orders for the new 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid.
Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday it is tripling production capacity of its electrified vehicle lineup through 2013, further boosting volumes of its all-new C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, which begin production next year and adding hundreds of green auto jobs in the Detroit area.
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