Improves the Ford C-MAX Hybrid in 2014
Underlining its commitment to leadership in fuel economy, the Ford Motor Company announced today that it brings improvements to the C-MAX Hybrid in 2014, which will be placed on the market in December. The company has also changed the way in which she checked the fuel consumption of the C-MAX Hybrid 2013 so that the label now better reflects the performance of the vehicle, thereby improving customer satisfaction
The improvements based on software updates powertrain that Ford announced last month for the C-MAX hybrid 2013 C-MAX 2014 will also undergone several changes in the material, including.:
changes in the gear ratio that will provide a more efficient transmission ratio;
a new bonnet seal, new tire deflectors front and rear, new moldings front foot and adding deflectors rear tailgate to improve aerodynamics of the vehicle;
new engine oil reduces friction.
Improvements to the 2014 C-MAX Hybrid should improve the fuel economy highway for customers, especially at elevated speeds.
"Ford is actively working to dominate the market for hybrid vehicles and make our vehicles champion in matters of reduced consumption," stated Raj Nair, vice president, Global Product Development for Ford. "We are doing this with our popular C-MAX Hybrid that customers are more satisfied to Energy Efficiency Road Vehicle. "
The variability of the fuel economy on the road is more important for hybrid vehicles than for conventional vehicles. Relatively small driver behavior and driving conditions differences can have a significant impact on the degree of use of the petrol engine of a hybrid vehicle for propulsion, which has an effect on fuel consumption.
Changes made to the labeling of the fuel consumption of the C-MAX Hybrid process
In addition to improving the vehicle itself, henceforth Ford changed the way it produces the label L/100 km for the C-MAX Hybrid. Previously, and in accordance with general rules of labeling NRCan tests carried on the Fusion Hybrid were used to produce the labels fuel consumption of a family of vehicles, including the Fusion Hybrid and C-MAX Hybrid. The result of the same label fuel consumption values for both vehicles.
Although Ford could continue to use the general label NRCan for C-MAX Hybrid, it has voluntarily decided to test and label the C-MAX Hybrid in the future. The label of the C-MAX Hybrid and 2013 indicate a fuel economy now taking better account of the performance of the vehicle. Attempts to produce a label for the C-MAX Hybrid in 2014 are not yet ended.
The changes which have been made to the label of the C-MAX Hybrid 2013 will mean a combined fuel economy of 4.5 L/100 km.
As this is a voluntary measure that as a result of fuel consumption values different from those originally announced on the label of the C-MAX Hybrid, Ford will make a payment of goodwill to current owners of a vehicle C-MAX Hybrid to compensate for the gap in the average estimated cost of fuel between the two labels. Customers who bought such a vehicle will receive a check for $ 895 from Ford. Customers who rent this vehicle will receive a check for $ 595 from Ford.
As of July, Ford sold nearly 1000 C-MAX Hybrid Canada.
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