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This blog compares Ford C-Max sales with it’s closest competition, Toyota Prius V and Plug-in. Ford compares the C-Max Hybrid and Energi most often with the Toyota Prius V and Prius Plug-in Hybrid.
The Toyota vehicles are the most similar drivetrain, technology, and passenger/cargo-type vehicles available to compare with the C-Max Hybrid and Energi. The data was obtained from Autoblog. The Ford C-Max Hybrid started shipping in late September and the C-Max Energi first shipped in late October 2012.
Before 2015, the Ford C-MAX Energi was sold only in the U.S. and Canada. In February 2015, Ford starting selling the C-MAX Energi in the Netherlands. These are most likely made in Michigan and slightly modified for the Dutch market (I don’t believe they are produced with other European C-MAX vehicles in Germany). As far as I can tell, Ford doesn’t sell the C-MAX Energi in any other countries.
According to several media sources, Ford announced today that production of the C-MAX and Focus will move from the Wayne Michigan Assembly Plant in 2018 to another location. UAW Officials understand it will be outside the U.S. The C-MAX is also made in Germany. The Focus is built in several other countries. Although the plant only makes C-MAX and Focus vehicles, Ford said the plant would not be closed. Does this mean anything about the future of the C-MAX Hybrid and Energi? I don’t know. It wasn’t that long ago that the plant was retooled for the Focus and C-MAX after being closed in the 2008 recession. Focus production at the plant started December 2010 and C-MAX in 2012.