According to the latest reports, the Ford’s C Max model will be discontinued for the United States market. The carmaker has revealed the 2018 model year and it will be the last model available for the US. As well, the rumors claim that the Ford Company will replace the C-Max with the new model named Model E and it should be available as EV, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid engines. However, the manufacturer will keep the production of this model for the European market. And it will go on sale as the 2019 Ford C Max Hybrid. However, this model should also be available with gasoline and diesel engines.
The Ford C Max is a hatchback which is offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. It is a modern vehicle which is both handsome and fun-to-drive. It provides a quiet and smooth ride in the roomy and well-designed cabin. Under the hood, it features an efficient powertrain, however, compared to its key rivals such as Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Niro it is less economical. The 2018 model has arrived mostly unchanged and the two new exterior colors have been added only. So, the newest 2019 C-Max will probably arrive with no changes too and it will be available in SE and Titanium trim levels.
2019 Ford C Max Hybrid powertrain
The 2019 Ford C Max Hybrid will be powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 Atkinson-cycle engine paired with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery of 1.4 kWh. This engine will be able to generate 188 horsepower and the torque of 129 pound-feet. It can also provide and all-electric range of 19 miles. As for the fuel economy, it gets 42 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2019 Ford C Max Hybrid will feature the same design as before. It is a tall hatchback with a rounded shape. Generally, it is a good-looking vehicle with conservative styling and it rides on standard 17-inch alloy wheels. As for the interior, the Ford C Max is able to welcome four adults without any discomfort. It has plenty of headroom too so it is suitable even for the taller passengers. The cargo space if very good and offers the room of 24.5 cubic feet. However, with the rear seats folded down, it provides the room of 52.6 cubic feet.
On the center of the dash, there is a 4.0-inch display while the larger 8.0-inch touchscreen with infotainment system is optional and standard on the Titanium trim level. The base SE model will arrive standard with an audio system with 6 speakers, a rearview camera, keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, heater vents for the rear passengers and so on. The Titanium version will include leather upholstery, keyless ignition, ambient LED lighting, a 10-way power adjustable front seats, rain-sensing wipers etc. Furthermore, the Sync 3and navigation will be optional. And there will be several packages available such as a Parking Technology package and a Winter package.
Release date and price of the 2019 Ford C Max Hybrid
The arrival of the 2019 Ford C Max Hybrid is not yet known while the pricing should stay the same and it starts at $25,000.