The company plans to re-calibrate the vehicle control systems on 77,000 Ford C-Max and Fusion hybrids and Lincoln MKZ hybrids from the 2013 model year.
Ford Motor Co. Friday said it had surpassed its previous full-year hybrid sales record in just the first five months of 2013.
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.
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 new C-Max small minivan will have an exclusive feature when it goes on sale in the U.S. next fall: A hands-free liftgate.