Ford Motor Company said today that 2,530 C-Max Hybrid and Energi vehicles were sold in October, down 20.5% from October 2012. There was a month-over-month gain of 16% from just 2,182 in September. September was the lowest full month of sales since introduction of the C-Max in 2012.
In a conference call C-Max question with media and investors, Erich Merkle, U.S. Sales Analyst, said the plug-ins report to be issued on Monday will show strong plug-ins sales. In response to a C-Max question on how the EPA mileage revision affected C-Max Hybrid sales, Erich Merkle said he didn’t think it affected sales for the Hybrid. Ford was also asked about the affect of the ConsumerReports survey on C-Max sales. Ford responded that reliability and customer satisfaction are important to Ford.