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#1 OFFLINE   maxed-out

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 12:56 AM

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#2 OFFLINE   scottwood2

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 08:12 AM

Any idea of when they announce the 2015 model?  I here different things about what is changed for 2015.  Some say nothing and others say minor body changes.  i would think there will be some changes somewhere on the vehicle even if they are minor. 

 

How many weeks from the start of production until we start seeing them on the dealers lots? 



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:29 AM

There will no-doubt be some changes, but probably only very subtle ones. C-Max sales are very soft because gas prices in the US are stable and cheap by world standards. The bad publicity resulting from the two mileage downgrades hasn't helped any. Too bad Ford does not market a gas-engine non-hybrid version here in N. America as they do in Europe. Sales would be far higher.

 

Usually two to four weeks before they start to show at dealers. Expect incentives on the 2015 model, right from the start. To be fair about that, Toyota has to offer incentives to move the Prius as well. Hybrids may be green, but they make little sense from an economic standpoint.


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#4 OFFLINE   kostby

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:22 PM

Any idea of when they announce the 2015 model?  I here different things about what is changed for 2015.  Some say nothing and others say minor body changes.  i would think there will be some changes somewhere on the vehicle even if they are minor. 

 

 

Looks like they finally addressed the 12-volt battery charging issue  ;)

 

Attached File  72dpi 8x4 Wind-option 15CMaxHybrid_08_HR.png   222.1KB   34 downloads


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#5 OFFLINE   kostby

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:53 PM

http://fordcmaxhybri...15-order-guide/

and

http://www.fleet.for...-MAX_Hybrid.pdf

 

I'll save you some time:

 

Exterior:

●  New Colors — Tectonic Metallic — Magnetic Metallic

Deleted Colors — Sterling Gray — Ice Storm 

 

Functional: 

●  Changed

— Available Navigation – Voice-Activated with SiriusXM

Traffic and Travel Link® with *5 year subscription from vehicle sale date as recorded by dealer. With SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®, you’ll get detailed traffic information, plus current and forecast weather, gas station locations and prices, sport scores and schedules and theater locations with movie listings and times. Note: Navigation is available to Alaska and Hawaii. *SiriusXM Traffic & Travel Link® service not available in Alaska or Hawaii 


Edited by kostby, 02 September 2014 - 03:57 PM.

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#6 OFFLINE   scottwood2

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:14 PM

 

http://fordcmaxhybri...15-order-guide/

and

http://www.fleet.for...-MAX_Hybrid.pdf

 

I'll save you some time:

 

Exterior:

●  New Colors — Tectonic Metallic — Magnetic Metallic

Deleted Colors — Sterling Gray — Ice Storm 

 

Functional: 

●  Changed

— Available Navigation – Voice-Activated with SiriusXM

Traffic and Travel Link® with *5 year subscription from vehicle sale date as recorded by dealer. With SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®, you’ll get detailed traffic information, plus current and forecast weather, gas station locations and prices, sport scores and schedules and theater locations with movie listings and times. Note: Navigation is available to Alaska and Hawaii. *SiriusXM Traffic & Travel Link® service not available in Alaska or Hawaii 

 

Thx for the links 

 

I noticed that the FE ratings in the fleet booklet are higher than 2014 models.  Old info in booklet or new rating?  

 

 

EPA-Estimated Ratings
2.0L iVCT Atkinson-cycle I-4 HEV engine 45 city/40 hwy/43 combined mpg


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:32 PM

Looks like they finally addressed the 12-volt battery charging issue  ;)

 

attachicon.gif72dpi 8x4 Wind-option 15CMaxHybrid_08_HR.png

I like the the thought, but it wouldn't work unless you have a strong breeze going through your garage. LOL That is where most of the dead batteries happen. :)

 

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 05:53 PM

 

http://fordcmaxhybri...15-order-guide/

and

http://www.fleet.for...-MAX_Hybrid.pdf

 

I'll save you some time:

 

Exterior:

●  New Colors — Tectonic Metallic — Magnetic Metallic

Deleted Colors — Sterling Gray — Ice Storm 

 

Functional: 

●  Changed

— Available Navigation – Voice-Activated with SiriusXM

Traffic and Travel Link® with *5 year subscription from vehicle sale date as recorded by dealer. With SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®, you’ll get detailed traffic information, plus current and forecast weather, gas station locations and prices, sport scores and schedules and theater locations with movie listings and times. Note: Navigation is available to Alaska and Hawaii. *SiriusXM Traffic & Travel Link® service not available in Alaska or Hawaii 

 

So should all of us with 2013's should be expecting at least 3 years of Traffic and Travel Link® ? I wish.


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 08:19 PM

 

Thx for the links 

 

I noticed that the FE ratings in the fleet booklet are higher than 2014 models.  Old info in booklet or new rating?  

 

 

EPA-Estimated Ratings
2.0L iVCT Atkinson-cycle I-4 HEV engine 45 city/40 hwy/43 combined mpg

 

Likely the C-MAX Preview Guide brochure pre-dated the latest EPA estimate revision.

 

The footnotes 3 and 4 following EPA Estimated Ratings say

Based on 2014 model year ratings. Actual mileage will vary.

 

On June 12, 2014, Ford publicly identified an error in the formula and lowered EPA estimates (again), from 45 city/43 combined/40 highway to 42 city/40 combined/37 highway

https://media.ford.c...x-vehicles.html


Edited by kostby, 02 September 2014 - 08:20 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:40 AM

Today's the day! :yahoo:



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:26 PM

Autoreviewsdotcom (see link below) mentions the 1.0 EB gas motor might be used, is it possible ?

 

http://www.automobil...ber-17th/89741/



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:09 PM

Probably old news by now:

 

http://www.autoblog....-max-spy-shots/



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:56 PM

Probably old news by now:

 

http://www.autoblog....-max-spy-shots/

 

The fact that these are European left-hand-drive spy-shots is pretty obvious from the license plate, the signs on buildings in the background, EU tag on the windshield, the euro headlights (no orange front marker lights), two grille openings instead of three, the red (fog?) lights or reflectors on the lower rear fascia, apparent orange turn lights at the upper outside corners of the rear lights and backup lights apparently above rather than below the taillights.

 

I never say 'never', but so it MIGHT be a 2016 or 2017 North American prototype, but I think its extremely unlikely that the current Ford grille motif 'inspired by Aston Martin' would go away on just one model immediately and remain on pretty much all the rest of the North American car lineup for 2015.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:08 PM

The "more Aston Martin-like" grille is not going away, but it is what it is moving toward.  If you look at the changes in the Fiesta and the Focus over the last year or so, you'll see what they mean.  Additionally, the C-Max is one of Ford's global designs, so aside from some specific EU/UK items, the design will be exactly the same in all global regions.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:24 PM

Ah, another peek today from Ford. the new model will be revealed completely in the next couple of days.

 

http://www.autoblog....d-c-max-teaser/


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