The 2nd generation of the C-Max has been around since 2010 even though the US model has been around only because the end of 2012. A new version continues to be expected for some time now and it seems that Ford desires to create a rather big impression with the upcoming version which might debut with the 2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept which is a instead interesting hybrid model that might become a creation model in the near future considering that all the technology on the car is already there and it shouldn’t become all that hard to make it.
2017 FORD C-MAX SOLAR ENERGI REVIEW
So far the details tend to be scarce about the new model but our own inside info suggests us that the brand new model will be based on Ford’s upcoming do it yourself platform which will be derived from the CD4 which means that it might get bigger while keeping the weight on a single level with the current model of the car. The actual upcoming C-Max will share its system with the future Focus and both of all of them are going to look similar especially since the C-Max can be looked at as the minivan version from the Focus.
2017 FORD C-MAX SOLAR ENERGI PRICE
The price of the Solar Energi happens to be unknown but if it will reach production anticipate the car to cost around $35, 000 which is a fair price for a hybrid.
2017 FORD C-MAX SOLAR ENERGI SPECS
The biggest selling point for the 2017 Ford C-Max Photo voltaic Energi is definitely going to be the total range and also the overall fuel consumption of the car. Instead of going complete electric like some of their competitors, the C-Max will also employ a petrol engine to be used like a generator or as a normal powertrain. This really is likely going to be Ford’s new 1 . five liters EcoBoost inline 4 but with several modifications that could allow it to run on an Atkinson cycle.
This should mean that the petrol motor will offer around 120 horsepower and 135 lb-ft of torque which is less than the present 2-liter unit but thanks to the smaller shift and its turbocharger the new engine should be as much as 20% more efficient. The breakthrough comes in are its solar panels mounted on the roof which are automated and can track the sun without help.
When the production model will get them, the sections will provide energy for the air conditioning and for the actual accessories inside the cabin and they will also assist charge the 9 to 12 kWh battery pack which should be enough for up to 15 to 20 kilometers. This is rather poor but with the help of the actual highly efficient petrol engine, the forthcoming C-Max should be good for a sustained forty MPG on average which would be more than 8 MPG on average better than before.
2017 FORD C-MAX SOLAR ENERGI DESIGN
So far all of us only know how the 2017 Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept looks but the creation model is going to be quite a bit more different because concept is just a mule to showcase the actual technology that will be installed on the new model. Gossips suggest that the production version is going to be slightly bigger, wider and a bit shorter in height that ought to mean a roomier car without having to appear too big. Cabin wise, the production version from the C-Max is likely going to borrow a lot of components from the upcoming Focus which hasn’t already been released just yet.
We expect the two to talk about the same dashboard, a similar seating layout for your first two rows of seats with the distinction that the C-Max is definitely going to offer a much more headroom than its Focus counterpart as well as more luggage space with the rear chairs removed.