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Ford Upgrades 2014 Hybrid for Better Fuel Changes 2013 Label to Customer Satisfaction

DEARBORN, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/

2014 Ford C-MAX on sale later this is upgraded with new transmission and enhanced aerodynamics to further fuel efficiency performance

voluntarily changing its approach to Hybrid fuel economy going forward to better performance and improve customer

Label changes will in a lower 2013 C-MAX miles-per-gallon label though class-leading and a better combined than the Toyota Prius v; C-MAX Hybrid owners receive a goodwill payment for the

Customer demand for C-MAX remains very strong, two-thirds of buyers from C-MAX Hybrid helps Ford to best quarterly U.S. sales ever

Underscoring its commitment to fuel leadership, Ford Motor (NYSE: F) today said it is the 2014 Ford C-MAX which will go on sale in The company also is changing the way it and labels the 2013 C-MAX for fuel economy to better performance and improve customer

The upgrades build on powertrain updates Ford announced month for the 2013 C-MAX The 2014 C-MAX also benefit from several changes, including:

Gearing that result in a more transmission drive ratio

New seal, front and rear deflectors, A-pillar moldings and the of rear lift gate to improve vehicle aerodynamics

New oil with reduced friction

The enhancements to the 2014 C-MAX are expected to improve customers’ fuel economy, especially at speeds.

Ford is absolutely to being a leader in the hybrid and to top fuel efficiency across our said Raj Nair, group president, global product We are taking actions with our C-MAX Hybrid so that are even more satisfied the vehicle’s on-road fuel performance.

The variability of on-road economy is greater for hybrids for conventional vehicles. Relatively differences in driver behavior and conditions can have a significant on the degree to which a hybrid’s engine is used for propulsion, affects fuel efficiency.

to C-MAX Hybrid fuel labeling process

In addition to the vehicle itself, Ford is the way it generates the miles-per-gallon label for Hybrid going forward. and consistent with EPA’s Label rules testing of the Hybrid was used to generate economy labels for a family of including both Fusion and C-MAX Hybrid. The result was the fuel economy label for both vehicles.

While the company could to use EPA’s General Label for Hybrid, Ford voluntarily has to test and label C-MAX separately going forward. The will be a lower miles-per-gallon for the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid. to generate a label for the 2014 Hybrid is not yet complete.

The revised Ford C-MAX Hybrid will carry a class-leading EPA fuel economy value of 43 mpg the combined label value of 42 mpg for the Prius v.

Because this step results in miles-per-gallon different from the original Hybrid label, Ford is making a goodwill payment to C-MAX Hybrid owners for the average fuel cost of the between the two labels. Customers who their vehicle will a check from Ford for Customers who leased their will receive a check for .

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Existing customers will be by mail, and Ford is working dealers to re-label vehicles on lots. Customers with can contact the Ford Customer Center at or +1-800-392-3673.

C-MAX customer reaction

response to Ford C-MAX is In fact, C-MAX Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid are record U.S. electrified sales. Ford sold electrified vehicles through 392 percent higher than a ago.

Two-thirds of buyers are coming imports.

In addition, the latest Power APEAL study C-MAX Hybrid is scoring with customers. Engine smoothness, passing power/acceleration, quietness and visibility all rank higher than the segment

Customers also report is more luxurious and more as well as more environmentally

Ford’s electrified vehicle share through the first months of this year is percent a 12-point increase with the same period year.

About Ford Company

Ford Motor a global automotive industry based in Dearborn, Mich. or distributes automobiles across six With about 177,000 and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s brands include Ford and The company provides financial through Ford Motor Company. For more information Ford and its products worldwide, visit .

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