Ford C-Max is a compact MPV in production since 2003, at least in Europe. US C-Max lineup is exclusively hybrid-oriented and offers a choice between conventional hybrid and energi plug-in hybrid. European conventional models are getting ready for a redesign as of 2016, and it is expected that their American hybrid counterparts will follow the same routine. 2016 Ford C-Max will receive a facelift which will make him both sleeker and sharper, while the most of its features and capabilities will be carried over. Ford C-Max 2016 is still a perfect choice for people moving while cutting the costs of fuel usage.
2016 Ford C-Max redesign
Exterior changes will mostly be visible in couple of fascias, both front and rear one. Up front, trapezoid stripe grille will be teamed with the couple of sharp headlights and straight wide lower air intake. Outback, huge set of tail-lights will be cut in half by a large tailgate, while pronounced wheel arches will define the profile.
Interior is also bound for a mild redesign and Ford plans to include new materials and color options in its hatchback people mover. Either cloth or leather seats will be offered, while metallic accents will adorn the cabin. Futuristic dashboard will get a new instrument panel with more spacious cubicles and the same 8-inch touch screen display that goes with MyFord infotainment system. 10 Sony speakers will be available as an option as well, just like in most of the Ford’s vehicles. Beside the standard airbags, C-Max offers stability, cruise and traction controls, and anti-lock brakes with brake assist across the lineup. Advanced electronic features are still lacking, but some of them might find a spot in the new C-Max in near future.
2016 Ford C-Max Energi-Hybrid
Hybrid will still be moved by a 2.0L Atkinson cycle I-4 engine and 88 kW electric motor for a combined output of 188 horsepower. The same configuration is available in plug-in hybrid models as well, but the difference comes in the battery pack. Unlike regular hybrids which have 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, plug-ins benefit from a larger 7.6 kWh battery pack which gives them 19 miles of all-electric range.
Hybrid model is quite fuel-efficient and is rated at 42 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Plug-in Hybrid model is recharged in seven or two and a half hour, depending on a voltage output, and is rated at 40 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
2016 Ford C-Max price
Base 2016 Ford C-Max hybrid models shouldn’t cost more than $25,000, while Ford C-Max Energi 2016 plug-in Hybrid shouldn’t pass the $32,000 mark.