2013 Ford C-Max: The Not Jalopnik Review

What should you do when your better half wants to buy a car that you just can’t love? You can suggest better alternatives, but if you’re like me, you may just end up with a C-Max instead of a Passat TDI. » 6/03/13 9:51am 6/03/13 9:51am

My Dinner With Some Ford Engineers

It's happened again. When Ford invited some journalists out to test the new C-Max, there was, of course,a dinner involved. For many auto journalists, these dinners represent over 25% of our monthly intake of both vitamin steak and vitamin gin. I even have a doctor's note to make sure I get what I need. » 9/12/12 12:00pm 9/12/12 12:00pm

Is Ford's $29,995, 95 MPGe C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid A Prius Killer?

This fall, Ford will begin selling the C-MAX Energi, the plug-in version of its hybrid utility vehicle. Ford claims that it will be able to travel 20 miles in electric only mode, putting it ahead of the Prius plug-in and not far behind the much smaller Chevrolet Volt. » 7/24/12 3:20pm 7/24/12 3:20pm

Ford C-Max minivan to be hybrid-only

Ford, to compete with hybrid and electric vehicles produced by Toyota, GM, and Nissan, said today its C-Max compact minivan will be a dedicated hybrid when U.S. sales begin next year. So Ford's bringing minivans back, and they're hybrids. » 6/09/11 1:20pm 6/09/11 1:20pm

Ford C-Max: EcoBoosted Minivan For Lil' People

It has something in common with Gwyneth Paltrow—sliding doors—and it'll bring the European MPV aesthetic to American mothers of young children—the only Americans who will fit in the 7-seater's third row. Actually, it's a 5+2, but who's counting? » 1/10/11 12:15pm 1/10/11 12:15pm

Ford C-Max Energi And Hybrid Charge Up

Ford's answer to the Chevy Volt isn't just an all-electric version of the Ford Focus. It's also two varieties of its upcoming C-Max hatchback — a regular hybrid and a plug-in hybrid that Ford says beats the Volt in efficiency. » 1/10/11 5:15am 1/10/11 5:15am

Ford C-Max: Not-So-US-Bound

Unlike the 2012 Grand C-Max, its smaller brother, the new five-passenger Ford Focus-based C-Max has no plans for storming the US market. This one does however look cooler, especially when dressed in this fashionable shade of Ford Fiesta green. » 9/17/09 1:30pm 9/17/09 1:30pm

Ford Grand C-Max: Return Of The Truly Mini Van

Last night, we said the seven-passenger Ford Grand C-Max would be heading for the U.S. Now we can give you all the details, better photos and our initial thoughts. » 9/15/09 5:00am 9/15/09 5:00am

Ford Grand C-Max Headed For U.S.

Business Week's David Kiley became the latest embargo Twitterbomber, spilling the beans on Ford's plans to bring the all-new 7-passenger Grand Focus C-Max to the US market in 2011. Others then let loose with photos. Here's everything that's out there. » 9/14/09 5:10pm 9/14/09 5:10pm

Ford C-MAX: Focus-Based Mini-Minivan May Come Stateside

The first vehicle based on Ford's new global Focus platform, the new C-MAX will drop cloth later this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. But, you say, why should we care? Well, because we're told it may wash ashore here. » 9/03/09 6:00pm 9/03/09 6:00pm

Ford To Build Euro Models Stateside, Reports Wall Street Journal

A Saturday Wall Street Journal report claims Ford is working up plans to retool its North American assembly plants to build a number of European models. Ford hasn't confirmed the report, but it is expected to announce the shift during its second-quarter earnings conference on Thursday. While the paper mentions only… » 7/21/08 10:40am 7/21/08 10:40am

Could Ford Retool Truck Plants To Produce Euro Fords?

We hear many car-related rumors on a daily basis, but there's one that came across our desk today that's quite the whopper. Website Autosavant is claiming their sources within Ford are saying that three of the four plants shuttered after Ford's dramatic reorganization will be retooled to produce popular European… » 6/13/08 2:40pm 6/13/08 2:40pm

Report: Ford Considering C-Max, Kuga Crossover for US Market

There's more chatter in the pipeline about Ford bringing models from its European division to the US. One day after the company announced it would show the upcoming Kuga crossover in Frankfurt this year, Germany's AutomobilWoche says boss Alan Mulally is hot to bring it and Ford Europe's much loved C-Max MPV to the… » 7/20/07 11:00am 7/20/07 11:00am

Jalopnik Poll: Which Ford Europe Product Should FoMoCo Bring to the US?

UK-based trade mag Just-Auto yesterday reported FoMoCo is considering bringing models from Ford Europe to the US market, a practice the company has employed in the past to fill holes in its stateside line. Among models it's considering are the Mondeo, Focus, S-Max, and Galaxy minivan, which many Jalopnik readers… » 12/07/06 7:55am 12/07/06 7:55am

When Dave Met Bruce: Ford Europe's C-Max Debuts in Bologna

The most alluring feature of Ford Europe's new C-Max MPV, debuting at the Bologna show this week, may be the Z-shaped handbrake lever (barring that, the boomerang-shaped door handles). But it's still a more precise and stylish entry than its sister ship, the Mazda5, which is the closest we'll get to the C-Max… » 12/05/06 2:43pm 12/05/06 2:43pm

AutoBild's Digital Crystal Ball Trained on FoMoCo's New CUVs

The artistes at Germany's AutoBild turned their digital tablets on Ford's new range of compact utes on the way, predicting what the European Focus C-Max, the Land Rover Freelander and the Volvo XC50 will look like. All of them are expected to face down the RAV4s of the world in the next two years, though only the… » 3/24/06 5:26pm 3/24/06 5:26pm

Spy Photos: Ford C-Max 4x4

Judging from a few spy shots from World Car Fans (at least one of which is digitally doctored), Ford's European Focus model range will soon be enlarged by one. That means the upcoming VW CrossGolf should probably watch its back, considering Ford appears to be working up an allroad version of its high-roof C-Max to… » 3/08/06 10:42am 3/08/06 10:42am