The History of the C-MAX Energi

For families interested in optimizing their auto experience in terms of fuel economy, cargo space, and high-tech features, then the Ford C-MAX Energi is an excellent option. You can start today by test-driving the Ford C-MAX Energi at Arlington Heights Ford. Let's take a brief look at the early history of this standout plug-in hybrid model.

The Unveiling of the Ford C-MAX Energi

The Ford C-MAX started out in 2003 as an innovative MPV or "Multi-Purpose Vehicle" sold primarily overseas. It wasn't until 2011 that the Ford C-MAX came to the United States as a second-generation model available in hybrid and hybrid plug-in formats. Unveiled at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as part of Ford's initial line of hybrid-only vehicles, the C-MAX plug-in hybrid model was termed the C-MAX Energi.

The First Generation Ford C-MAX Energi

On sale at Arlington Heights Ford since the fall of 2012, the Ford C-MAX Energi is manufactured alongside the regular C-MAX Hybrid at Ford's Wayne Plant in Michigan. In addition to being easy on the environment, The C-MAX Energi is good for pocketbooks, as well. Ford C-MAX Energi drivers can take advantage for federal tax credits that helps to reduce the cost of ownership.

Ford C-MAX Energi Awards and Accolades

In its short history, the Ford C-MAX Energi has already garnered plenty of attention from both consumers and critics for its ability to bring together impressive performance ratings in an adaptable wagon format with ample passenger and cargo space. This model has recognized by many industry authorities for its innovative design and has taken awards like:

  • The 2012 Green Car Vision Award by Green Car Journal at the 2012 Washington Auto Show
  • 2013 Green Car of the Year finalist by the Green Car Journal at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Finance the Ford C-MAX Energi at Arlington Heights Ford

The Ford C-MAX Energi is on sale now at Arlington Heights Ford, your Schaumburg Area Ford dealer at 801 West Dundee Road in Arlington Heights. Stop in today to find out more about this second-year plug-in hybrid, or take it on a test drive to understand how its sophisticated engineering delivers exhilarating performance and money-saving fuel efficiency.


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