C-Max Drivers Set to Make Big Savings
Ford's new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX drivers will enjoy lower ownership costs thanks to improved residual values, lower insurance and CO2 ratings and enhanced fuel economy.
The new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX, on sale in the UK next month, will achieve savings of up to £800 a year compared with today's model.
Residual values have increased over one year / 20,000 miles by up to 15 per cent and over three years / 60,000 miles by up to 10 per cent.
This month's CAP Monitor set residual values over 12 months for the stylish and spacious five-seat C-MAX 1.6-litre 105PS Zetec at £9,475 and the 2.0-litre TDCi 140PS Titanium at £13,150 - an increase of over 14 per cent or around £2,000 over the outgoing equivalents. Similar residual value increases are delivered by the family-friendly seven seat Grand C-MAX.
On the new ABI 1-50 insurance scale, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX ratings have reduced by up to five points versus the outgoing model, starting from just 11E for the C-MAX 1.6-litre 105PS Zetec to 20E for the Grand C-MAX 2.0-litre TDCi 140PS Titanium. These improvements are supported by the standard fit Thatcham category one alarm, Ford's Intelligent Protection System and six airbags across the C-MAX and Grand C-MAX ranges.
Customers will be offered a choice of three petrol engines including the efficient new 1.6-litre Ford Ecoboost direct-injection petrol engine and two completely updated 1.6- and 2.0-litre Duratorq diesel engines.
The four-cylinder 150PS Ecoboost petrol powertrain achieves CO2 emissions of 154g/km and combined fuel consumption of 42.8mpg. Compared with the 145PS 2.0-litre petrol engine in the previous model this cuts emissions and improves fuel economy by around 20 per cent.
The Grand C-MAX with updated 1.6-litre TDCi achieves class leading emissions of 129g/km CO2 and a combined fuel economy of 57.7mpg.
The C-MAX 2.0 Titanium TDCi 140PS 6 speed manual delivers an impressive 55.4mpg combined and average CO2 emissions of 134g/km. Compared to the outgoing model, this delivers annual company national insurance savings of £126, personal tax savings of £383 and lower fuel costs over 60,000 miles of £733 based on 125 pence per litre.
Ford's all-new C-MAX goes on sale in October, priced from just £16,745 for the C-MAX Zetec and £18,745 for the Grand C-MAX Zetec.