2018 Ford C-Max News, Specifications
The Company has decided to bring a change by introducing the new 2018 Ford C-Max. It promises a petrol engine combined with a hybrid electric motor. The car makers nowadays have decided to turn to greener and cleaner technologies. Advantages of substituting petrol or diesel engines for hybrid vehicles are many. Not only are the vehicles made to run on fuel are expensive but they also pollute the environment with loads of carbon dioxide emissions. This, according to Ford will reduce pollutions up to 60% and can be plugged in at any of the charger points available.
2018 Ford C-Max – New Global C Platform
The Ford has planned to install a newer body on the 2018 Ford C-Max with its new Global C platform. This new vehicle is bigger and longer than its previous version. The Ford has planned to install a new improved design which will consist of the geometric metal grid. The new LED headlamps will aim to provide more visibility.
The 2018 Ford C-max will be made with solid sheet metal and is aimed at making the vehicle more aerodynamic. Since this is a partly hybrid vehicle, it will attract more environment-friendly customers, according to Ford. Thus making it sportier than before will add an impetus towards its success.
The Ford has agreed to make this 5-door hybrid vehicle more comfortable for the passengers inside. Hence it has got more legroom and stylish interiors aimed at competing with the likes of Toyota Prius. The full leather interiors aim to provide more comfort apart from the high-quality durable material used for styling.
The 2018 Ford C-Max’s cabin also provides advanced electronic systems which include a Sync3 interface. The drivers and passengers are ensured maximum entertainment via the new infotainment facilities provided. Climate control and heated seats might add to the luxury that this hybrid can offer.
2018 Ford C-Max – Powertrain Options
This vehicle is fitted with a 2.0 liters Atkinson cycle 4 cylinders engine which is capable of producing 141 HP and 129 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the new Ford C-Max uses a solar panel mounted on its roof which allows for automatic charging of its electric motor. The solar energy system installed on this vehicle allows for more than 195 HP and 176 lb-ft of torque.
The Ford has planned to install both the engine variants with the CVT transmission. The petrol engine aims to propel both the C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi. The hybrid engine aims to provide a combined 188 HP when used with the petrol engine. The car maker has invested many amounts of dollars on how efficiently both the engines in Ford C-Max can work in combination.
2018 Ford C-Max – Pricing and Competition
The Ford has consistently been aiming at improving the level of its hybrid vehicle both from the inside and exterior styling. This car seeks to offer tough competition to Honda Insight and Toyota Prius, also plug-in hybrids from two other auto giants. The Ford C-Max is expected to be priced at around $25,000.