Monday, July 30, 2012

The first Hybrid Only Vehicle Line from Ford Motor Company provided by Gresham Ford Fleet

The 2013 C-Max will be offered with two different technologies to better serve the needs of Portlanders.  Arriving this fall, the all new CMax hybrid features the next generation of technology.  C-Max Hybrid will be offered in two trim series: SE and the more plush appointed SEL.  The C-Max Energi is the first Ford plug-in hybrid.  With many characteristics of a compact vehicle, the C-Max delivers a totally new type of vehicle that serves up an impressive mix of efficiency and roominess not to mention versatility.  The Ford C-Max is what we would imagine the product of a mini van and a compact car had a baby.  Like all the Ford products the C-Max has been developed to lead the electric car market.  Ford chose to pursue technology using already successful platforms.  By utilizing existing technology and form Ford has been able to keep costs low in order to provide an electric vehicle that is affordable for America to participate in the green movement.  It is designed to appeal to people who want the "green" benefits of hybrid technology and need real car performance.  The versatility of the C-Max is setting it apart from the other available vehicles in the electric market.  Many electric vehicles are the size of a golf cart and do not allow for long road trips, transporting multiple people, or transporting cargo and or luggage.  The C-Max has been designed to satisfy the needs of those in Portland Oregon.

2013 CMax Orders Now Being Accepted at Gresham Ford
The CMax enjoys a dynamic design that has been influenced by modern and fresh design, this all new car has a sporty feel that complements the global family of Ford vehicles and communicates a dynamic driving experience. Its key styling features include:

  • a five door design
  • a large trapezoidal grille and swept back headlamp design
  • satin chrome grille with piano black accents
  • a high mounted spoiler
  • 17 inch alloy wheels.  
The versatility of the flexible 5-door design and high roof line are impressive in person.  Gresham Ford product specialists will show that the 2013 Ford CMax cabin offers generous room for five as well as a number of clever storage areas.  The available hands free power lift gate allows you to simply sweep you foot underneath the bumper to activate the opening of the lift-gate.  The fold flat second row seating provide immense flexibility and even more available cargo room.  The CMax hybrid provides 24.5 cubic feet of space behind the second row seating compared to just 21.6 cu. ft. in the Toyota Prius and 15.9 cu.ft. in the Honda insight.  The Ford CMax is the electric vehicle that you can live with and not compromise your lifestyle.  

If you are interested in how Ford Motor Company developed this technology this video has great insight into the evolution of the Ford hybrid technology and Multi-Activity Vehicles or MAVs as the industry is referring to them.  Check it out.