C-Max

The upside of poking fun

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Since Ford's video hit the Web in late March, Pashon Murray, founder of composting company Detroit Dirt, said she has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails from media, talent agents casting commercials and businesses with consulting offers.... Read More »

 

Ford adds solar cells to recharge electric C-Max concept

9:37 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2014
Ford is showcasing a plug-in hybrid electric C-Max that uses solar panels in the roof to recharge itself.... Read More »

 

2013 LISTS OF 10

By the numbers in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
The year in numbers.... Read More »

 

2013 LISTS OF 10

Stories of the year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Light-vehicle sales in the United States continued to climb in 2013, but the year's most stunning news was the executive reshuffling at the top of General Motors.... Read More »

 

Ford plans to idle plant that makes Focus, C-Max for two weeks

10:35 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2013
Ford scheduled two weeks of down time at its factory that assembles the Focus compact and C-Max hybrid cars to trim inventory after the first drop in U.S. auto sales in 27 months.... Read More »

 

Ford sends checks to soothe C-Max owners

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2013
Ford began mailing checks to customers this month to compensate them for the company's lowering of the estimated fuel economy for the C-Max Hybrid.... Read More »

 

Ford gets a scolding on 'chicken tax' maneuver

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Even without a free-trade pact, Ford Motor Co. has leaned on European models such as the Ford Fiesta and C-Max to extend its U.S. product line.... Read More »

 

Q&A: JIM FARLEY, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL MARKETING, FORD MOTOR CO.

In digital age, 'content factory' always churns

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Jim Farley's title alone is a mouthful: Ford Motor Co. executive vice president of global marketing, sales, service and Lincoln.... Read More »

 

C-Max sales holding up despite revision of mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2013
Steady sales and demand have Ford thinking its downward revision of the estimated fuel economy of its C-Max will have little impact on its hybrid-only nameplate. Ford plans no changes in its C-Max marketing despite the lower mpg rating, global marketing chief Jim Farley said in an interview last week.... Read More »

 

EPA says its mpg test holds up for hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Don't blame the test. That's the EPA's message in the wake of Ford Motor Co.'s decision to restate fuel economy estimates on its C-Max Hybrid.... Read More »

 

Timeline: Problems, problems for Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Despite strong profits and share growth, Ford hit turbulence as it introduced new technology and vehicles... Read More »

 

Timeline: Automakers and the EPA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Ford's restatement of fuel-economy figures for the C-Max caps a series of efforts in recent years to sort out discrepancies between EPA ratings and real-world vehicle fuel economy.... Read More »

 

Dealers: New fuel economy sticker won't hurt C-Max

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Randy Norton, general manager of a Ford store, says he's not worried about the move to restate the fuel economy of the C-Max Hybrid. Norton's reaction was fairly typical among dealers.... Read More »

 

'Your mileage may vary'; here's why

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
New-car buyers place a lot of faith in the EPA's fuel economy numbers on the window sticker -- only to find out later that the vehicle doesn't meet them. That's the conflict behind the standard industry disclaimer, "Your mileage may vary."... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

C-Max deception: A gross violation of customers' trust

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
The EPA estimates on window stickers have long been a sort of gentleman's agreement among manufacturers, regulators and consumers. They are estimates, after all, a comparative tool, and not intended as absolute numbers. But Ford's approach to the C-Max Hybrid's ratings was a gross violation of that covenant and an insult to consumers.... Read More »

 

BLUE OVAL BLUES

Paradox at Ford: Profits are soaring as problems mount

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2013
MyFord Touch. Lincoln MKZ. C-Max. All were heavily promoted as innovative products that would help Ford Motor Co. pull customers from rivals and cement the company's position as a technology leader. Instead, each has come back to bite the automaker.... Read More »

 

BLUE OVAL BLUES

Flawed rules, mpg rivalry set the stage for C-Max episode

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2013
Car companies are competing fiercely to fill showrooms with the most fuel-efficient vehicles possible, knowing that a mile or two per gallon could make or break a new model. And in some cases the most potent solution for them lies within the arcane rules of federal fuel economy standards.... Read More »

 

Why hybrids often deliver lower mpg than advertised

4:37 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2013
Many drivers of gasoline-electric hybrids never see their real-world fuel economy match the numbers on the EPA window sticker. Because of hybrids' complex powertrains and other factors, the gap between real-world fuel economy and the window label is often greater than it is with vehicles powered by conventional gasoline or diesel engines.... Read More »

 

Ford lowers fuel economy rating on C-Max hybrid 8.5% to 43 mpg

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
Ford will reduce the stated fuel-economy rating of its C-Max Hybrid car to 43 mpg -- a rare and potentially costly move that Ford spent months feverishly working to avoid.... Read More »

 

Automakers and the EPA

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
Ford's restatement of fuel-economy figures for the C-Max caps a series of efforts in recent years to sort out discrepancies between EPA ratings and real-world vehicle fuel economy.... Read More »

 

Highlights of Ford's announcement: Owners will get $550; C-Max combined mpg now 43

4:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
Ford said Thursday that it will give C-Max hybrid owners $550 and will revise its fuel economy rating downward to 43 mpg combined from 47 mpg, an 8.5-percent drop. Ford will give lessees $325.... Read More »

 

Why 'your mileage may vary'

3:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
New-car buyers place a lot of faith in the EPA's fuel economy window label numbers -- only to find out later that the vehicle doesn't meet them. That's the conflict behind the standard industry disclaimer "Your mileage may vary."... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Many C-Max owners -- including me -- knew the mpg estimate was askew

12:41 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2013
Back in mid-October, about two weeks after I bought my 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL, I wrote a column explaining that I couldn't come close to its promised 47 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg.... Read More »

 

Ford recalls 33,021 C-Max hybrid cars due to roof issue

9:44 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2013
Ford said it was recalling 33,021 C-Max hybrid cars because a roof component did not meet requirements for protecting against head injuries.... Read More »

 

Ford to alter software to lift hybrids' mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
Ford Motor Co. will make software tweaks to improve the real-world fuel economy of its 2013 hybrids.... Read More »

 

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