When Ford launched the C-Max and C-Max Energi models, they were positioned as direct rivals to the Toyota Prius, but sadly neither model was able to dethrone the Prius. Well time is up for the C-Max. Ford has already stopped producing the C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, while the C-Max hybrid will live on until mid-2018.
The C-Max was introduced for the 2013 model year, but after five years the compact hybrid never really caught on. “Ford C-Max Energi production has ended,” Dan Jones, Ford’s North America Car Communications Manager, revealed to Green Car Reports.
Compared to the Toyota Prius, Ford only sold 8,331 C-Max hybrids in the first 10 months of this year, which doesn’t even come close to the more than 90,000 combined sales of the four Prius models.
EV buyers looking for a replacement for the C-Max will have to wait until at least 2019 when Ford will introduce a new compact electric car.
Source: Green Car Reports