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Ford C-MAX Hybrid 2013: it can travel 917 km with a full tank of gas

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Ford C-Max Hybrid 2013: Finally, a hybrid for everyday life!

At Ford, it relies heavily on the energy balance of the model C-MAX whose pretensions are pretty impressive. The vehicle of the type compact crossover will be offered commencing in the autumn version hybrid powertrain, which will be followed by a few months by a rechargeable hybrid C-MAX Energi declination invoked.

In total, the American manufacturer offer five models in 2013 powered by a greener powertrain environment:

Ford Focus Electric

Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid

Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid

The model C-MAX Hybrid is currently available to order in Canada from $ 27,199.

Here is the statement issued by Ford Canada for the C-MAX Hybrid.   

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The all-new Ford C-MAX Hybrid 2013 provides certified fuel consumption of 4.0 L/100 km city and 4.1 L/100 km on the highway, a performance of 0.7? L/100 km lower has the Toyota Prius v on the road for a combined consumption rating of 4.1 L/100 km.

The C-MAX Hybrid will travel 917 km with a full tank (round trip Toronto-Ottawa), or 193 km more than the Toyota Prius v.

Ford's first hybrid to get an equal score on city and highway, the versatile C-MAX Hybrid should also offer 15 unique features in its category as the new hands-free tailgate.

Ford will launch the C-MAX Hybrid this fall as part of its strategy to choose from to provide the best range of vehicles with regard to fuel economy, while tripling its production capacity of electric vehicles by 2013.

Once again, Ford Motor Company leve bar matter of fuel economy in hybrid vehicles with its new Ford C-MAX Hybrid. It is now certified according to test methods Trusted Government of Canada 4.0 L/100 km city and 4.1 L/100 km on the highway, with a combined consumption of 4.1 L / 100 km; surpassing Toyota Prius v 0.7 L/100 km.

Traditionally, hybrid vehicles had a higher economic performance in the city on the road, at the opposite of conventional vehicles. The C-MAX Hybrid is the first hybrid vehicle to offer Ford consumption values ​​similar on the road and city.

The C-MAX Hybrid offers the same fuel economy as you drive from coast to another or in town, and this is mainly due to a growing list of innovations that have enabled Ford vehicle to offer an impressive range of measures, such as his grace consumption which can henceforth drive 917 km with a full, or the round trip between Toronto and Ottawa.

"The all-new C-MAX Hybrid is a powerful symbol of the way in which Ford has turned into a leader in matters of fuel economy and technology thanks to its consumption of 47 mi / gal in combined consumption or 7 mi / gal less road the Toyota Prius v, "stated Joe Bakaj, vice president of engineering powertrains Ford. "We succeeded thanks to innovation - we counterpart nearly 500 patents hybrid technology - while lowering costs by 30%. We can put within the reach of all these very fuel efficient vehicles. "

Drivers of hybrid vehicles before notaient of superior city fuel economy values. The loyal customers therefore maximized their fuel economy thanks to the recovery of braking energy when driving with frequent stops. Now that relate the innovations driving at high speed helped to gain efficiency.

"In town, on the road, and everywhere else, the C-MAX Hybrid is certified by the EPA 47 mi / gal," says Bakaj. "This is a winning strategy. "

The power of C-MAX Hybrid is the combination of a gasoline engine and an electric motor fed by a battery. This gives customers the performance and capabilities of a "real car." It offers a maximum speed of 100 km / h in EV mode and a powerful 188 hp net, 50 hp more than the Toyota Prius v. The new four-cylinder petrol engine with two-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid C-MAX is powerful and efficient. This is one of a four-cylinder powertrains non supercharges the most advanced ever offered by Ford.

The C-MAX Hybrid also offers unique technology in its category as SmartGauge with EcoGuide and handsfree tailgate and Active Park.

The SmartGauge ® with EcoGuide new generation is designed to help drivers to maximize their hybrid C-MAX. It provides information such as instantaneous fuel economy to help them more closely monitor how their driving habits affect the efficiency of the vehicle.

Guide braking - which is part of SmartGauge - is a feature that helps the driver optimize its use of braking system to allow increased autonomy through the use of appropriate braking techniques. The image of green leaves, redesigned displays the overall efficiency of the pipe, and this was as the driver improves his conduct. It is then rewarded by green leaves.

The C-MAX Hybrid offers room for five passengers and a large cargo space; it is the perfect vehicle for the driver with active lifestyle.

It also has a higher roof line, is 1623 mm, allowing a wider interior space and greater flexibility. The C-MAX Hybrid provides space for passengers 2,823 liters compared to 2,747 liters of Toyota. The spacious C-MAX Hybrid also provides greater headroom than the Toyota Prius v, both the front and the back (1041 and 1001 mm, compared to 1006 and 980 mm).

With respect to loading, the hybrid C-MAX adopts a back seat divided 60/40 folding a flat. The seat folds easily and allows a loading space of 1,489 liters behind the first row and 694 liters behind the second row.

Spoilt for maximum choice

The all-new C-MAX Hybrid is the first fully hybrid range which also includes the brand new plug-in hybrid C-MAX Energi 2013.

The PHEV C-MAX Energi Ford - later released this fall - would allow a total mileage of 885 km with a full, including more than 32 km in electric-only mode, or nearly double the autonomy electric mode hybrid vehicle Toyota Prius rechargeable.

In addition, the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid is the vehicle that achieves the highest speed in electric-only mode - that is to say 137 km / h or - 32 km / h more than the Toyota rechargeable Prius.

The C-MAX Hybrid vehicles highlight the transformation of the Ford range, which builds on the commitment of the company to offer customers concerned about fuel the power of choice. Ford will triple its production capacity of electric vehicles by 2013 as part of this thrust in matters of fuel economy.

In addition to the C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi, Ford offers three other electric vehicles:

The electric Focus: whose production began in late 2011; it is the most compact vehicle thrifty fuel (1.7 L/100 km or 110 mi / gal) in the city; with a duration of four hours loading thanks to the charging station is 240 volts available, or almost half the time required by the Nissan Leaf.

The all-new Fusion Hybrid: it provides for its launch this fall; it should surpass the Toyota Camry hybrid.

The Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid: which will begin production by the end of 2012; it is expected that it will become the most efficient in the world intermediate car.

The C-MAX Hybrid is currently available to order across Canada from $ 27,199 Ford dealers with accreditation for hybrid vehicles.

Source: Ford Canada

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