Ford definitely appears to have Toyota in its sights with its 2013 C-MAX line
. Having already revealed the C-MAX Hybrid
will be cheaper than Toyota’s Prius v
, the U.S. automaker is now boasting that its hybrid utility vehicle beats the Prius v in the fuel economy stakes by up to 7 mpg (33.6 liters/100 km). It is also the first vehicle to offer the same fuel economy rating in both city and highway driving.
Ford has announced the pricing for its 2013 C-MAX
hybrid, a crossover that has the look of a small minivan without the sliding doors. The American automaker says the base price of US$25,995 will undercut the Toyota Prius v wagon by $500.
It’s not all glitz and glamor at the Frankfurt Motor Show
this year and rather sensibly many manufacturers are focusing on practicality and economy
as well as style and finesse
. Ford is traditionally a safe bet when it comes to family-oriented motors and has introduced a new two-model C-MAX compact MAV (Multi-activity vehicle) range, which made its global debut at the show.
It may not be identical but the all-new Ford C-MAX, which will make its global debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, clearly takes its design cues from the stunning iosis MAX concept car unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Departing from usual multi-activity vehicle (MAV) thinking by using Ford's 'kinetic design' styling language to adopt a more dynamic passenger-car look, the new model features a coupé-like, sweeping roofline while still retaining the established Ford C-MAX hallmarks of comfort, space, and practicality.