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Ford Brags the C-Max is the Fastest Selling Hybrid Ever at Launch

Ford Brags the C-Max is the Fastest Selling Hybrid Ever at Launch

Dec 18 2012, 1:45pm CST | by

C-Max is selling well

Ford is offering up some insight into exactly how well it's doing with its new C-Max hybrid vehicle. According to Ford, it has sold 8030 units in the last two months since the car debuted in October...

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Ford Brags the C-Max is the Fastest Selling Hybrid Ever at Launch

Dec 18 2012, 1:45pm CST | by

C-Max is selling well

Ford is offering up some insight into exactly how well it's doing with its new C-Max hybrid vehicle. According to Ford, it has sold 8030 units in the last two months since the car debuted in October. That puts the car is significantly faster pace than the Toyota Camry hybrid when it debuted in 2006 with 7300 units sold in its first two months.

Ford says that both the C-Max Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid for selling three times faster than the combined launch sales of the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight in 2000. Ford sold 8999 C-Max hybrids through November.

Sales the vehicle in the month of November alone for 4848 units for an increase of 52% month over month. Dealers are seeing an overwhelmingly positive response to C-MAX hybrids and are excited to finally take on Prius, with some offering comparison test drives right on their lots," says C.J. O'Donnell, group marketing manager, Electrification. "Our customers also are excited to have a fresh hybrid option, with leading fuel economy that does not sacrifice driving fun, performance and technology – choices typically not offered with hybrids."

 
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What you missed on 9.19.14

Sep 19 2014 6:43pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Cadillac, Ford, Luxury 2015 Ford Mustang first drive Finally. After drooling over the 2015 Ford Mustang since it first drove onto our screens last year, we've now had the chance to drive Ford's pony car in and around Los Angeles. Jonathon Ramsey focuses on what's most important here, the actual driving dynamics, in his full review. Give it a read, here. New Cadillac flagship will be built in Detroit Cadilla ...
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The ugly economics of green vehicles

Sep 19 2014 5:48pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Green Culture, Hybrid, AutoblogGreen Exclusive It's fair to say that most consumers would prefer a green vehicle, one that has a lower impact on the environment and goes easy on costly fuel (in all senses of the term). The problem is that most people can't - or won't - pay the price premium or put up with the compromises today's green cars demand. We're not all "cashed-up greenies." In 2013, the ...
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Union Jack–Inspired Land Rover Evoque SW1 Edition Revealed

Sep 19 2014 5:32pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Never shy about flaunting its British heritage, Land Rover has revealed the limited-edition SW1 Evoque, a variant that pays tribute to Great Britain’s iconic Union Flag. Commonly referred to as the “Union Jack,” the iconic insignia gets a tire-tread treatment to add a unique texture to the usually solid-color graphics. Appearing on the mirror caps and rear spoiler, the Jacks are joined by a Fuji White roof and 20-inch, gloss-white, multispoke wheels, regardless of which the f ...
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Car Review: 2015 Mini Cooper 5-Door

Sep 19 2014 4:50pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, U.K. — The terrace at Fawley Court, a grand manor built in the 1600s and once occupied by William of Orange, overlooks topiary gardens and a deer park that once stretched all the way to Henley village. It’s easy to picture the lords and ladies who once mingled on the sweeping stairways framed by sculpted balustrades, chamber music floating across the ornamental ponds and formal gardens. However, the cheeky little c ...
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Ford opens the doors on its Swedish rally skunkworks

Sep 19 2014 4:15pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Performance, Europe, Videos, Hatchback, Ford, Racing It's always amazing to see how different kinds of racecars are made. Formula One racers are often constructed in modern architectural marvels that hint at some of the cutting-edge technology going into the racing. Conversely, rallying is all about sliding around on a varied course as fast as possible, but it often leaves a vehicle caked in mud. So it makes some sense Olsbergs MSE, or simply (OMSE) rally car ...
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Man orders $20M-worth of Rolls-Royce Phantoms

Sep 19 2014 3:39pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, Rolls-Royce, Design/Style, Luxury The term "luxury" gets thrown around a lot when speaking about vehicles that are actually somewhat affordable like BMWs and Cadillacs, but Rolls-Royce and hotel magnate Stephen Hung (above in the wild suit) are proving what real opulence really is with the largest single order from the fabled British marque, ever. Hung is purchasing 30 cust ...
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Ocean Park Hot Rod show draws California collector

Sep 19 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The final big car show weekends of the season usually end with a bang, and such was the case last weekend at the Ocean Park Hot Rod show in South Surrey. The lot filled up early and the selection of cars was astounding. Even a guy from California showed up with cars, in addition to some local carnuts who never go to car shows who showed up with their cars. Ocean Park owner Ron Ford let me get up on the roof to get some stellar photos. A big renovation is underway, and he must have cracked t ...
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Weekly Roundup: Most popular stories and new car reviews

Sep 19 2014 12:12pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Most popular stories: 1. Being a lot attendant is harder than it looks: Lorraine Sommerfeld learned that it’s not all fun and games working at a car dealership 2. Father-son team restore waterlogged classic Pontiac GTO: More than 20 years after waterlogged muscle car was pulled from a pasture, classic ’66 ride runs like new 3. SUV Review: 2015 Porsche Cayenne: The new Cayenne gets tweaks and upgrades, and it’s a ...
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2015 Ford Mustang GT [w/video]

Sep 19 2014 11:03am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, Ford, First Drives At 50 years old, the object of fantasies, a tuner's dream, a movie star and more than nine million strong, it couldn't be truer to say that the Ford Mustang needs no introduction. This newest Mustang, however - making the biggest changes we've seen to the pony car since perhaps 1964.5 - is something Ford has been introducing all year. We went on a Deep Dive, cov ...
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Is Ford Going To Change Its Performance Division's Name To '999?'

Sep 19 2014 8:31am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Ford's Special Vehicle Teams, or SVT, is responsible for all of the performance models that come from the blue oval. But apparently that name, which has been around for ages, could be changing according to an online ...
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