2018 Ford C-Max and C-Max Energi Previewed by Updated European-Market C-Max- Ones own becoming standard operating process of new or current Fords in the recent past, the C-Max totally abandons the high, small grille/low, large intake front end treatment for a bigger Aston Martin-style grille above a full-width lower absorption. The fashionable maw is flanked by thinner headlamps and features more carved embellishments. All of the changes are minor, nevertheless they effectively dispense with the current C-Max’s rotund, jelly-bean-like aesthetic. Ford barely handled the C-Max’s tail, with a pair of more streamlined taillights and a smoothed-over tailgate being the sole noticeable alterations.
Ford producer doesn’t specifically mention any mechanical updates for the European C-Max, and when we contacted them, they didn’t reveal what, if any, non-styling-related fiddling it has in store for the U. S. -spec 2016 C-Max and C-Max Energi. We don’t predict any drastic deviations from the latest chassis and powertrains setups, however. Today’s C-Max hybrid shares its steam gear with the Combination hybrid sedan, whereas the C-Max Energi plug-in crossbreed borrows its heart and lungs from the plug Fusion.
Ford recently cut down the C-Max hybrid’s fuel-economy estimates from 47 mile per gallon both in metropolis and the highway to forty five mpg city, 40 mile per gallon highway; the company is facing several pending legal cases over its alleged pumping of hybrid models’ ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY numbers. We suspect that Ford might try to reclaim a few of the C-Max’s miles every gallon and also make an effort to raise the C-Max Energi’s electric-only driving range, but we will have to wait until the new C-Maxes struck our shores sometime next year to find away.