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Old 01-11-2011, 02:25 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by bradshsi View Post
Honestly I really wish they'd at least offered a hybrid as well. I need a car that has enough flexibility to replace our working ZX5 runabout when it finally kicks the bucket.
Paying attention to what Ford announced yesterday.........

Based on the same new Focus platform introducing the new C-Max Plug in Hybrid called the C-Max Energi......C-MAX Energi targets more than 500 miles (800 kilometers) of driving range using the battery and engine, more than any other plug-in or extended-range vehicle.

Next choice again based on the same new Focus platform introducing the new C-Max Hybrid, C-MAX Hybrid is targeted to deliver better miles per gallon than Ford Fusion Hybrid, the most fuel-efficient sedan in America

Ford will launch C-MAX Energi, its first-ever production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, and C-MAX Hybrid, a full hybrid variant, in North America in 2012 and Europe in 2013

• Both versions of the five-passenger multi-activity vehicle will leverage the company’s global C-car platform, critically acclaimed powersplit hybrid architecture, next-generation driver information features and advanced, lighter and smaller lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery systems Both the C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid models will be built alongside the all-new 2012 Ford Focus and Focus Electric at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich.

Ford North America big goal is to have a vehicle type or choice to hopefully satisfy mosts consumers wants and desires

BTW the 5 passenger C-Max as shown above is like your current ZX5 with great driving feel but just a liitle taller, with the same 5 door useability

DIMENSIONS (inches) 5 passenger C-Max
Wheelbase 104.2
Length 173.6
Width 71.9 (excluding mirrors)
Height 63.7

Focus Electric DIMENSIONS
(inches unless otherwise noted)
Wheelbase 104.3
Length 171.7
Width 72.4
Height 58.9
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