With your arms loaded with packages, swiping your foot under the rear bumper will open the liftgate on the Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi with this option. A second swipe closes the liftgate. Edmunds Insideline.com listed the Ford touchless foot-operated liftgate as one of the best new car features for 2013 models. The foot-operated liftgate is demonstrated in a new Ford video. Ford promoted this new feature in a “Hybrid Games Video” ad. More recently, Ford Canada promoted the foot-activated liftgate in the C-Max with a breakdance video.
The foot-operated power liftgate is called the “Hands-Free Technology Package by Ford.” The foot-operated power liftgate is not the same as the power liftgate in the SE trim of the C-Max Hybrid. The foot-operated power liftgate is included in the 302A and 303A equipment groups of the SEL model of the Hybrid and Energi. It is not available on the SE model of the C-Max Hybrid. A power liftgate is included in the 201A and 203A equipment groups on the SE (as an option for the 202A) but it is not operated with your foot. With this feature on the SE, the liftgate can be operated with a button on the key fob.
This blog was first published November 23rd, 2012. It was updated on January 6th, 2013 and March 1st, 2013.