Ford Motor Company (F) C-Max Sales Up 12% Despite MPG Revision

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) recently lowered the estimated fuel economy of the C-Max hybrid-only vehicle.  This has not really affected the demand of the vehicle though since they have been seeing steady sales.  Ford has no plans to change the C-Max marketing despite the lower MPG rating, according to the auto company’s global marketing chief Jim Farley.

“We still have the leadership claim over the Prius V,” stated Farley.  The C-Max has a rating of a combined 43MPG while the Prius V has 42MPG.

“We don’t see any reason to change,” he added. “The customer reaction has been great. We’re going to have another great C-Max month.”

Ford reported 3,032 C-Max sales for August, which is up 12% from July.

Last month, Ford revised the C-Max EPA fuel economy from a combined 47MPG to 43MPG.  Ford ended up paying customers $550 to people who bought the C-Max Hybrid and $325 to customers who leased it.

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Ford Motor Company (F) C-Max Sales Up 12% Despite MPG Revision Comments

  1. Tim Gulden says:

    Why Ford C-Max Hybrids are getting low MPGs analysis.

    I have posted my report here:

    My math substantiates my test condition findings.  Should I have made a mathematical error, please let me know.  If I hear nothing then I can assume it must be correct.  I reiterate, the C Max should be getting around 61 mpg at 60 mph…the math proves it.  Ford…if your reading this…please lower my RPMs in the next firmware release!  I will also volunteer to test your beta version for free.  Thanks in advance!

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