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Ford Releases C-MAX Teaser, Showcases Revamped Silhouette

It’s time for Extreme Makeover: Ford Edition. The American carmaker has recently announced that the popular C-MAX hatchback will be undergoing a makeover for the upcoming model year, which is illustrated by the newest C-MAX teaser image. While the image doesn’t provide much information regarding the hatchback’s specs or full redesign details, the small part of the car that we can see indicates that the C-MAX is sure to make a lasting impression.

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2014 Ford C-MAX

While the C-MAX is only available in the United States as an electric vehicle—either the C-MAX Energi or C-MAX Hybrid— it will come with a range of powertrain options overseas and two different wheelbase lengths. Both the American version and the global version of the vehicle offer a significant amount of space, comfort, and versatility, making it a great car for any consumer.

The C-MAX will be on display at the Paris Motor Show, which begins on October 2nd. Until then, make sure you stop in to Nick Nicholas Ford to decide whether the C-MAX Hybrid or C-MAX Energi is the right fit for you!

2014 C-MAX Energi More Like a Minivan Than a Hybrid

When you are looking to buy in the hybrid market, you have pretty low expectations on size. You plan to be stuck low to the ground, not fit many passengers and sacrifice any storage. However, the 2014 C-MAX Energi is more like a minivan in its size and utility, which still maintaining the fuel conservation of a hybrid.

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2014 Ford C-MAX Energi Interior

The C-MAX has a lithium-ion batter pack that can be charged in 2.5 hours and has an 88-mpg-equivalent. When it switches over to gasoline, it still has an impressive 38-mpg. And it makes the switch with a continuously variable transmission.

The C-MAX takes design cues from the popular Ford Focus, and from the front and interior they are almost identical. The C-MAX even has popular features like Ford SYNC and an under-bumper sensor to open the rear hatch hands free.  That’s a nice change from usual hybrids that sacrifice size for efficiency.

The C-MAX Energi has a minivan shell and low stability, which combine for an all around great drive. Check out the C-MAX and other Fords at Nick Nicholas Ford.

2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Earns Top Safety Pick Distinction from IIHS

Once again, the Ford C-MAX Hybrid has clinched the title for Top Safety Pick. Awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the vehicle passed a series of safety evaluations with flying colors.

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When going through the moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints & seats tests, the 2014 C-MAX Hybrid passed with the highest score possible, “good.” For the newer small overlap front crash test, the hybrid earned an “acceptable.” Combined, these scores resulted in its overall Top Safety Pick distinction.

“Ford takes the safety of our customers very seriously,” said Steve Kenner, global director of Ford’s Automotive Safety Office. “We are proud C-MAX Hybrid has achieved a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.”

As proof of that commitment, the C-MAX Hybrid is fully equipped with multiple airbags, Roll Stability ControlTM, a tire pressure monitoring system, and an SOS Post Crash Alert SystemTM. These, as well as other advanced protective features, are provided as standard.

Active Park Assist, a rearview camera, and rain-sensing wipers are a few of the add-ons available for customers.

When it comes to keeping you and your loved ones safe, you can count on Ford to build the car you need to get the job done.

If you have any questions about the safety of our vehicles here at Nick Nicholas Ford, please don’t hesitate to contact us.