We believe that you have heard about Ford C-Max car which drives on the solar drive. At this moment it has considered the revolution in any sense. In the past, and now also experts are thinking that a traditional using of gas has a dirty impact on the human environment. And not just that, conventional fuel is more and more expensive and limited. For that reason, 2018 Ford C-Max has a real purpose on the world market because it offers solutions on above set issues. In meantime, just some enthusiasts made the decision to buy new kind of power plant. Carmaker and other relevant subjects have said their opinion about lower demand because of many people which are afraid of innovations.
To return to the subject, American manufacturer prepares a new generation of this five-door MPV vehicle. We talk about the 2018 Ford C-Max which ends its production at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. Where is it moving now? Answer on this question we got from Jimmy Settles, who is vice president of United Auto Workers. He was written on its twitter account, Mexico. However, according to rumors future of this vehicle is pretty uncertain. Although, experts said that it means stopping production for North America but not in Europe.
2018 Ford C-Max – New Body
The building of new body will be on the Ford Global C Platform just like the previous version. Further, we succeed to find out dimensions of the upcoming model. The 2018 Ford C-Max comes with improved measurement as follow 173.6-inches length, 72-inches width, and 63.9-inches height, as well as 104.3-inches long wheelbase. As you can notice it is to become bigger than before, and that it is crucial for comfort. Further, designers create a beautiful exterior design with new trapezoidal mesh grille. In the corners, you can also find rectangular fog lights while just little up, you can see new LED headlights. Of course, LED technology provides a better intensity of shining and visibility in any conditions.
Unlike before, Ford C-Max carries solid sheet metal with new colors and solutions. On the other side, the rear end has new lights too. All in all, we can conclude that exterior design seems sportier and more attractive for potential customers.
2018 Ford C-Max – Solar Panel & Power
Maybe you wonder that we have forgotten to talk about a solar panel on the roof, which is probably most important in this story. Nevertheless, solar panel collects energy which sends toward the electric motor and it uses as power for running. For example, 7.6 kWh lithium-ion batteries are charged in seven hours with 120 Volt chargers. Especially, 2.0 liter Atkinson 4-cylinder unit is capable of producing 141 hp and 129 pounds-feet of torque. On the other hand, the solar system can produce something more than standard powertrain. It produces around 195 horsepower and 176 pounds-feet of torque. In both cases, power-plant will be connected with CVT transmission. A large number of data from specs you can find out very soon but what is worth also to mention is the regenerative braking system.
2018 Ford C-Max – Cabin
The 2018 Ford C-Max has a very spacious cabin with enough space for legs and head. For that reason, you can feel very comfortable either way. Further, designers have wrapped seats, steering wheel and other elements with leather. These mean that mentioned stuff uses quality materials which are more durable and more modern than before. In addition, dashboard and center console carry advanced electrical devices and system which make management easier. The main source of information represents recognizable Sync3 interface. That’s not all; dual-zone automatic climate control, entertainment system, and other devices stand at your disposal.
2018 Ford C-Max – Release Date & Price
The release date is not yet determined but we think that it will happen somewhere during the second half of 2017. Price will be something different, and usually when it is something new, higher than before. According to the assessment by experts, it will be around $34,000. Key competitors are Toyota Prius and Honda Insight.