The end is near. The C-Max is not going to be part of Ford’s lineup next season in the US. However, the company will still produce vehicle for Europe and other markets. The 2019 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Plug-in hybrid, and Energi will be the electric lineup of the MPV. Fans in the US are still hoping that the carmaker will change its mind about the release in North America.
During 2013, the first hybrid edition had problems with fuel economy data. Buyers claimed that the vehicle can’t deliver 47 mpg as advertised. The C-Max was good for 37 mpg. However, the model survived. The last time we saw it, as 2018 model, hybrid could do 42 mpg in city. The next, 2019 Ford C-Max Hybrid should be better than its predecessor.
2019 Ford C-Max Hybrid vs Energi
The Solar Energi Concept is the latest innovation we could see from Ford. Now it seems like this idea will be realized on C-Max. Soon, we can see the vehicle moving by using the energy gathered through solar panels installed on roof. This might be one of the reasons of discontinuation of C-Max Hybrid in the US. Greener technology is definitely in advantage over conventional drivetrains. Better fuel economy and clean energy regeneration are others pros.
On the other hand, the 2019 Ford C-Max Hybrid would be much cheaper variants in many ways. First of all, development of Energi and Solar Energi concepts is expensive. Furthermore, it will boost the price for buyers. Also, we don’t know how it will be accepted. Many questions, but Ford is ready to risk with it. Too bad for 2019 Ford C-Max Hybrid.
How To Charge 2019 Ford C-Max Hybrid in Europe?
It is obvious that charging system in the US is spread more than in Europe. However, there are plans on the Old Continent to make similar network of fueling stations. Until then, buyers can charge 2019 Ford C-Max Hybrid at home. It is taking more time than on fast-charging stations. However, soon Germany and France plan to get hybrids closer to buyers. For example, France plans to electrify all cars on their streets and replace all conventional units.
2019 Ford C-Max Hybrid Specs
The 2019 Ford C-Max Hybrid will combine a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. This combination is good for 190 hp and 130 pound-feet of torque. For the new edition, the 2019 C-Max will raise the bar for the gas mileage. Now, the MPV will be able to return more miles per gallon. Experts estimate at least 45 mpg in city. After the battery runs out, the regular power outlet will need seven hours to recharge C-Max Hybrid.
2019 Ford C-Max Hybrid Price and Trim Levels
The entry-level of the 2019 Ford C-Max Hybrid will cost around $26,000. With all changes, a boost of around $1,000 is not such big. Plug-in Hybrid variant is going to cost very close to $30,000. These are the prices for the base models. Bot hybrid and plug-in versions will be available in Titanium trim level. With all equipment, the MPV will cost over $35,000.