It seems that the 2015 Ford C-Max Energi will be offered with changes on the front segment. This is pretty strange since the all new model was offered in 2013th year and we already are getting new looks from spy shots we were able to see.
The Energi model represents plug-in hybrid and is one of the leaders on the fuel economy when it comes to this market segment. Combination of 2.0 liter gasoline engine and electric motor is quite similar to what we are getting from a standard hybrid model and it offers 188 hp. Main difference is in the much larger battery pack which allows this car to go faster and further on electric power only. Max speed at which electric only mode is usable is 85 mph while the range is 21 miles. Batteries can be fully recharged in about 3 hours from 240 Volt outlets.
Specs Of 2015 C-Max Energi
As one of the most important things for buyers, the fuel economy is on pretty high level. According to EPA tests we are getting 100 MPGe compared to 95 from Prius plug-in and 98 MPGe from Chevrolet Volt. After batteries are depleted we are getting 43 mpg just like regular C-Max models.
On the spy shots provided here we can notice that there will be a new front end. Because of this only the front end is camouflaged while at the back we can see everything without any camouflage. All models in the Ford lineup certainly benefitted from great looks of the grille that is quite similar to what we are getting from Aston Martin. This worked well with Fiesta, Fusion and Focus that all managed to achieve pretty good sale results.
2015 Ford C-Max Energi Release Date
As a most probable release date for the 2015 Ford C-Max Energi we could hear the beginning of this year. This has not yet been confirmed but what we do know is that the tests are in the final stage and that we could be getting additional details pretty soon. Images of front end were taken in Spain where this car was tested in hot weather conditions.
What we can see is that the upper grille is larger than before and that we are getting new headlights. Changes like these will allow better air supply for engine but on the design segment it bring more aggressive and muscular looks.
Engine lineup for C-Max will not change but we might be getting new 1.5 liter EcoBoost unit here. More important is that the 2015 Ford C-Max Energi will bring the same, tested and proven combination. Slight upgrades are possible but those will mostly be related to ECU optimization that could bring slight improvements on the fuel efficiency.