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The Ford C-Max is Dying and Nobody Cares

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The Ford C-Max is Dying and Nobody Cares

The Ford C-Max, a car you’re completely forgiven for not knowing about, will be phased out in just a few months. This shocking news comes via an impassioned report from Green Car Reports.

This funky five-door hybrid launched in 2013. Loved by strange individuals, it never really caught on, namely because Ford fudged the fuel economy numbers for it, twice. As a result, only a trickle of these cars rolled off dealer lots, likely meaning Ford took a loss on each one. If they’d been Teslas, most media would’ve declared the cars a roaring success. But Ford must live by the rules, and it’s cutting losses now.

Ford already has stopped making the Energi model, with the Hybrid wrapping up in the mid-2018. The Toyota Prius, Hyundai Ioniq, and other hybrid hatchbacks have sold well, showing that really the problem is just the C-Max.

Ford currently doesn’t have plans to phase out any other hybrid models. As Green Car Reports noted, the rumor is the Model E will replace the C-Max, and maybe it will bring a little panache with it.

Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.


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