Ford gunning for Prius v with 3 more MPG on C-MAX Hybrid
Solid information about the Ford C-MAX Hybrid and Ford C-MAX Energi are slowly emerging as the actual product release date approaches later this year. The latest tidbit was a claim, not yet EPA verified, that the C-MAX Hybrid will get better gas mileage than the Toyota Prius v, and have better technology on-board.
The C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi, Ford's first hybrid-only car line, are a pair of MPV style vehicles the company is bringing to the U.S. after several years of sales and production sale outside the U.S. At the end of 2012 they will go on sale in the U.S. with both regular hybrid (C-MAX Hybrid), and plug-in hybrid (C-MAX Energi) versions.
In May, Ford announced the 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid would have a base price of $25,200 (for the SE model) or $28,200 for the SEL model which adds leather seats, satellite radio, and Sync with MyFord Touch. The price for the C-MAX Energi has not been announced.