Although Ford has officially announced that its C-Max will be discontinued after 2018, a rumor has it that this hybrid might actually hit the market as a 2020 Ford C-Max model. Whether it will remain the C-Max or be replaced with another model, the fans of such eco-friendly vehicles have been looking forward to it. However, these are merely rumors at the moment.
- more space inside the cabin
- plug-in hybrid option.
- discontinued at the moment.
If it actually hits the market as a 2020 model, the new 2020 Ford C-Max probably won’t bring any revolutionary changes in terms of exterior design compared to its predecessor. The C-Max has been known as a small minivan or a rather tall hatchback that in some ways appear more appealing and convenient than its cousin the Ford Focus Hybrid. On the other hand, the C-Max should share its platform with another relative – the Ford Focus and wear a lot of styling features found on this model. Through all these years, we must say that this hybrid and its plug-in hybrid version have been more popular in the European market. The European market has also seen a longer wheelbase C-Max with three rows of seats. Once again, if it appears in the market, the new C-Max might get bigger dimensions itself and provide more space inside its cabin. It would probably keep its recognizable trapezoidal grille, but it would get slimmer headlights and other redesigned and more modern features. The previous model has been available in SE and Titanium trim levels and stands on 17-inch alloy wheels, but it hasn’t been known yet whether the 2020 model would keep these characteristics.
When it comes to interior of 2020 Ford C-Max, this model would offer a comfortable and more spacious cabin due to its possible larger dimensions. There will be enough space for you and your passengers, but you might deal with some cargo space issues due to that battery pack placed underneath. The company should use high-quality soft-touch materials and upgrade its high-tech features as well, probably provided on an 8.0-inch touch-screen with the latest SYNC3 infotainment system. However, the C-Max has been known for a lack of safety technologies since the previous model has offered a standard rearview camera and blind-spot monitoring, but no adaptive cruise control or automatic emergency braking.
The C-Max has also been known for lower fuel economy than most of its rivals. If it hits the market, the company should pay attention to this section and improve it. It is pointless to talk about the engine options at the moment, but the predecessor has been available as a hybrid and plug in hybrid known as Energi. This hybrid system currently combines a 2.0-liter inline-4 and two electric motors with a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack in a hybrid and a larger 7.6 kWh in Energi version, paired with a CVT.
2020 Ford C-Max Release Date and Price
Since the company has officially announced that the C-Max will be discontinued, we can only hope that it might come back to the market under a different name or be replaced with some other model.