posted 3 years ago

New Ford C-Max from £189 per month

New Ford C-Max on 4.9% APR through Ford Motor Credit

The new Ford C-Max is currently available with a £750 customer saving and a £2000 deposit allowance when financed through Ford Options at an amazing 4.9% APR.

The Ford C-Max Zetec 1.6 litre is on promotion and payments work out at an incredible £189 per month. This particular model is a petrol version and includes free metallic paint and free family pack. Standard features include 16" alloy wheels, DAB radio/CD player, Bluetooth® USB with Voice Control, Thatcham Cat 1 Alarm and the additional peace of mind with Ford Accident Management. Ford Accident Management is a fully managed service for handling your claims, vehicle recovery, repair and courtesy car when you’ve had an accident. It’s available to all Ford owners, and won’t cost you a penny.

The new Ford C-MAX won the compact multi purpose vehicle (MPV) category of 2012 Business Car Award. This award will be due to the combined practicality and efficiency the C-MAX offers together with a sense of style not previously available in a sector aimed at family transport. The Ford C-MAX offers good running costs as well as great handling. The updated Ford C-MAX and its bigger brother the Grand C-MAX also offer the in-car connectivity system SYNC with Emergency Assistance; and optional advanced driver assistance technologies Active City Stop, Lane Keeping Aid, Lane Departure Warning, Auto High Beam, Driver Alert and Traffic Sign Recognition. Customers can also be able to specify Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) and Power Tailgate options and a stylish new colour, Burnished Glow. 1.0 Litre Eco Boost Engine

At the end of last year the Ford C-MAX and the Grand C-MAX went on sale equipped with the 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engine. Ford customers have the option of purchasing a C-MAX and Grand C-MAX with either the 100 PS or the 125 PS versions of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost, “International Engine of the Year 2012”. The Ford C-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost delivers 55.4mpg and 117g/km CO2 across both power outputs, while the Grand C-MAX achieves 54.3mpg and 119g/km CO2 both are respectful figures.

If you require more seats and prefer the Grand C-MAX for the seven seats, Ford also has a promotion on this model. If you opt to purchase through Ford Credit there is a massive £2000 deposit allowance and monthly payments work out at just £239 per month. Get your skates on if either of the deals are of interest to you as these promotions are until the end of this month.

 

I sure wish Ford would offer the non-hybrid versions of the C-Max and Grand C-Max in the US. I know this will never happen, since they want a distinctive hybrid brand in the US, like the Prius - But I sure would like the option of the engine choices that are available across the pond as well as the larger Grand C-Max. With the mpg numbers in this article, the 1.0 engine would deliver 45.21 mpg (US) for the GRAND C-Max! I would buy that car in an instant! Ford is doing a lot of good things with their One Ford plan - but I sure would like them to expand it further to include making all C-Max versions and at least a few those those high mpg gas and diesel engines that are available in Europe available in the US too.

Open letter to Ford: I thought my 2013 C-MAX would be a Prius Killer? NOT! As a returning Ford buyer I feel deceived. I want to support US companies and US jobs. What was Ford thinking when they published 47/ 47/47 estimates? Based on the advertised EPA estimates, I would have been ok with low 40's but 28-33 mpg is not even in the ballpark. This is not an issue about EPA testing standards, but rather an issue about setting false customer expectations in order to promote sales. Ford's "47MPG" marketing campaign tarnished what should have been the roll out of a truly remarkable vehicle, the CMAX. Real world MPG estimates should have been promoted in the mid-30's. No one would have questioned those numbers and the CMAX would have received the accolades it deserves. How these MPG estimates made it through Ford corporate is beyond me! Maybe it was the rush to go to market? I have been accused of not knowing how to drive hybrid. For the record, during the last three years I have leased both a 2010 Prius and 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid, and consider myself an experienced hyper-miler. My mileage in the Prius is 50 plus, the Insight is 40 plus. The C-MAX is a well-built car, with extremely inflated EPA estimates. I respectfully request that this matter be investigated as soon as possible. My efforts to deal with this locally and through Ford customer service have frustrated me to no end. The constant response? "You need to learn to how to drive hybrid type of vehicle ". Is there a difference how I drive Prius Hybrid vs. the CMAX hybrid? I think we all know the answer to that. I need someone at Ford to reach out to me and assist in a proactive manner so we can put this matter to rest. Ronald Kramer Yankee Ford Customer South Portland, Maine