2013 Ford C-Max Energi and C-Max Hybrid Debut in Detroit

Ford is showing not one, but two hybrid versions of it’s C-MAX MPV at the Detroit Motor Show. The first is called the C-MAX Hybrid and features a traditional petrol-electric drivetrain similar to the one found in Toyota Prius. The C-MAX Hybrid is mostly powered by a combination of petrol engine and electric motor, but can drive short distances purely on electric power at speeds up to 50mph.

The second one is C-MAX Energi, an extended range electric vehicle like that can be charged through a regular wall socket and is always driven by the electric motor. The system combines an electric motor and a 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle petrol engine. When the battery is depleted, or when certain conditions are met the vehicle switches to a “charge-sustaining hybrid mode for continued optimal fuel efficiency.”

Ford says the C-MAX Energi can travel a total distance of over 500 miles using both the battery-backed motor and Atkinson-cycle engine. The C-MAX Energi also features automaker’s new MyFord Mobile software that allows users better to monitor vehicle’s charging status.

Both models are based on the European Grand C-MAX and feature an Aston Martin like grille and forward-hinged rear doors instead of the typical sliders.

European spec C-MAX Energi and Hybrid will be built in Valencia, Spain starting in 2013.

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