Ford is looking to triple its electrified vehicle production capacity by 2013, and joining the all-electric Focus in the line-up will be the all-new 2013 Ford C-Max later this year. Available as both the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, this five-passenger family vehicle brings a whole new level of value and fuel efficiency to the market. With most of the official and/or projected information now available for the 2013 Ford C-Max line-up, we take a quick look at Ford's first-ever dedicated hybrid vehicle.
Since both versions of the 2013 Ford C-Max are varying degrees of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles, all models share the same basic powertrain consisting of a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle inline-four, a hybrid eCVT and even the same electric motors; total system output for both models is 188 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque. The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi are both produced in Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. (alongside the Ford Focus), but read on to find out the unique differences between these two fuel-efficient cars. The hybrid and plug-in hybrid systems used in the 2013 C-Max will also be used in the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2013 Ford Fusion Energi.