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A small MPV produced by Ford. Based on the Ford Focus, the first generation was produced for the European market from 2003-2010, and the second generation started in 2010 and expanded to the North American market for the 2012 model year.

A pearl white 2013 C-Max SEL Hybrid named "Bernie" is one of the official vehicles of The Crittenden Automotive Library.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Ford C-Max page on 6 April 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Ford C-Max (stylized as Ford C-MAX and often called the Ford Focus C-Max) is a compact MPV produced by the Ford Motor Company since 2003.[1] A large-wheelbase version is produced as the Ford Grand C-Max.

Ford introduced the C-Max in the United States as its first hybrid-only line of vehicles, which includes the C-Max Hybrid, released in September 2012, and the C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, launched in October 2012. Although C-Max was initially available only in Europe, the first generation was partially available in New Zealand. With the introduction of the new large MPVs S-Max and Galaxy, the C-Max is the mid-sized multi-purpose vehicle in Ford's lineup, above the B-Max.

First generation (2003–2010)

C-Max Mk I was the first product to use the Ford C1 platform, also used by the Ford Focus Mk II and the compact MPV Premacy/Mazda5. Its internal code name is C214.

It seats five passengers and has a large amount of cargo space, which can be increased by folding the rear seats flat. Some models feature diagonally sliding outer rear seats. It also shares the control blade independent rear suspension from the Focus.

Second generation (2010–present)

Alongside the third generation Ford Focus Mk III, the second generation C-Max (C344) is built on Ford's new Global C platform. The appearance is inspired by the Iosis Max concept, shown at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. In addition, Ford added a long wheelbase, seven-seat minivan variant of the C-Max, the Ford Grand C-Max.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.[5] Early European models include 5 seats, and 7-seat models entered the market at the end of 2010 (except Russia, where there is only the 7-seat model). At the 2011 North American International Auto Show, Ford announced a 7-seat C-MAX for the North American market. However, this model was cancelled prior to launch.

Ford unveiled the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid and the C-Max Hybrid at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, and both are expected to be released in North America and Europe. Like the conventional C-Max, the C-Max Energi and Hybrid are five-seat only. They replace the Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid since Ford discontinued the Mercury brand after the 2011 model year and the Escape Hybrid after the 2012 year model. The C-Max is Ford's first hybrid-only line of vehicles. Both the plug-in and hybrid version designs are based on the European gasoline- and diesel-powered versions.[9]

For the North American market, the C-Max Hybrid is assembled alongside the 2012 Focus and Ford Focus Electric at Ford's Wayne plant in Michigan. The C-Max Energi is also assembled in Michigan. All European versions will be built in Valencia, Spain.[10][11] The C-Max Hybrid was released in the United States in September 2012 as a 2013 model year,[12] followed by the release of the plug-in Energi version by mid October 2012.[13]

C-Max Hybrid

Ford developed the C-Max Hybrid with the aim to become "America’s most affordable hybrid utility vehicle." The gasoline-electric hybrid model base pricing starts at US$25,995, including destination and delivery.[14]


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
29 May 2014Solar Concept Car Could be Future of Sustainable Transportation
Deyane Moses, VOA News

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Photographs

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted 2013 Hybrid SEL in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted
Ford Drive 4UR School Test Drive

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2013 Woodstock High School Car Show
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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted 2013 Hybrid SEL in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted
Ford Drive 4UR School Test Drive

Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
2013 Woodstock High School Car Show
View photo of 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted - 2.6MB
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted 2013 Hybrid SEL in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted
Ford Drive 4UR School Test Drive

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2013 Woodstock High School Car Show
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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted 2013 Hybrid SEL in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted
Ford Drive 4UR School Test Drive

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2013 Woodstock High School Car Show
View photo of 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted - 3.2MB
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL in Pearl White The Crittenden Automotive Library's 2013 Hybrid SEL
Ford Drive 4UR School Test Drive

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL in Pearl White The Crittenden Automotive Library's 2013 Hybrid SEL at Half Price Books
Ford Drive 4UR School Test Drive

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Tail Lights: A Company Car


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
23 March 2011Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Ford Motor CompanyJoseph S. Carra
9 November 2013First Impressions Of A Ford Fave Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
13 November 2013Ford C-Max Titanium 1.0L EcoBoost - Final Verdict Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
3 January 2014Ford Unveils Concept Solar Car VOA News
4 January 2014Chasing The Sun - The Solar Powered C-Max Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
29 May 2014Solar Concept Car Could be Future of Sustainable Transportation Deyane Moses, VOA News
17 March 2016Ford C-Max: Small Utility Vehicle Bill Crittenden
6 April 2016Tail Lights: A Company CarBill Crittenden
14 April 20162013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL Bill Crittenden


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