Ford Motor Company has recently announced that the C-Max Hybrid is the fastest selling hybrid ever at launch.
According to the North American based automaker, a total of 8, 030 units of the Ford C-Max Hybrid have found new owners in the first two months since it was launched, in October and November, 2012, outselling the Toyota Camry Hybrid’s sales back in May and June 2006, of 7,300 units.
“Dealers are seeing an overwhelmingly positive response to C-MAX hybrids and are excited to finally take on Prius, with some offering comparison test drives right on their lots. Our customers also are excited to have a fresh hybrid option, with leading fuel economy that does not sacrifice driving fun, performance and technology – choices typically not offered with hybrids”, said the group marketing manager, Electrification, C.J. O’Donnell.
The Ford C-Max Hybrid is coming with a 2-liter four-cylinder Atkinson-Cycle engine, mated to an electric motor and to a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, producing a total output of 188 HP (140 kW). The model can reach a top speed of 62 mph (100 km/h) in all-electric mode and in the hybrid mode, the “green” C-Max can reach 115 mph (185 km/h). The Ford C-Max Hybrid is offering a better fuel economy compared to the Toyota Prius.