Ford C-MAX Energi prices

Ford C-MAX Energi
2 Aug, 2012 9:11am

New Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in will cost less than a Vauxhall Ampera when it goes on sale in 2013

Ford has revealed that its new plug-in hybrid compact MPV, the C-MAX Energi, is likely to undercut the Vauxhall Ampera when it arrives here in the middle of next year.

The car will be the cheapest plug-in hybrid in the US at launch there this autumn, with a starting price of $29,995 (£19,129) after a $3,500 (£2,232) government grant. And while a spokesperson said prices for the UK had yet
to be finalised, they confirmed they’ll be very competitive.

That means the C-MAX Energi should be close in price to the £27,895 Toyota Prius Plug-in and most likely less than the £29,995 range-extending Ampera.

The Energi is powered by a combination of a 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, with a maximum output of 192bhp. On a full charge, it can travel up to 20 miles on electric power alone, but its total range is 550 miles.

Ford plans to release a standard hybrid C-MAX at the same time, priced from around £23,000.

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