The American automobile was created by Ford. Now, the next step in vehicle evolution is again a product of Ford vision and innovation.
The family cars of the future have been driven into Hassett Ford’s spacious showroom on Sunrise Highway in Wantagh, one a hybrid, the other a plug-in hybrid. The 2013 C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi, respectively, represent the latest breakthroughs from Ford in both technology and automotive design. Both have been greeted with considerable interest and excitement at several auto shows worldwide in recent months: the response in Wantagh is expected to include a lot more of the same.
Whichever model a particular driver may prefer, it doesn’t take 20/20 vision to see that the automotive designers at Ford managed to create an exterior that incorporates dynamic styling as well as exceptional functionality. “They look as good as the performance and fuel savings they deliver,” notes Lou Evans, General Sales Manager at Hassett of Wantagh. “Before we had them in stock, we received hundreds of calls from customers, some wanting to place an order, others just wondering when they can come see these amazing new cars. ”
Both the C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi feature Ford’s new 2.0L hybrid I-4 powertrain combined with an electric motor to generate a projected 188 total system horsepower. The result is responsive power drivers can count on when they hit the pedal. While the similarities between the two are many, equally impressive are the ways in which they differ.
The 2013 Ford C-Max hybrid introduces a new concept to the American automotive marketplace: the Multi-Activity Vehicle, or MAV. This remarkable new five-passenger Ford offers numerous advantages of hybrid technology, including battery recharging (when utilizing the gas engine and regenerative braking) and advanced “powersplit” architecture which allows the gas engine and electric motor to work in unison, thus maximizing efficiency.
The main difference between these ‘siblings’ is the C-Max Energi’s plug-in capability. Along with its external charge port, The Energi also has a larger state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery than the Hybrid to deliver an electric-only driving experience. The C-Max Energi can fully charge overnight using a standard 120V outlet or in less than three hours using a 240V charging station outlet.
“Ford is promoting the C-Max line as ‘the future’s family car’…and it is,” Evans asserts. “Both models are built to provide today’s larger, busier families with greater comfort, safety, performance, and fuel savings. Plus, as advanced hybrid vehicles, they help reduce pollution in the environment. So the future looks better for all of us.”
To read more about the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi, CLICK HERE. For information about they’re recent arrival at Ford Hassett of Wantagh, or how to order yours, CLICK HERE or call 866-525-9066.