|2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid|
Because this voluntary step results in miles-per-gallon values different from the original C-MAX Hybrid label, Ford also is making a goodwill payment to current C-MAX Hybrid owners for the estimated average fuel cost of the difference between the two labels. Customers who purchased their vehicle will receive a check from Ford for $550. Customers who leased their vehicle will receive a check for $325.
Ford said it's upgrading the 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid with powertrain software that will result in a more efficient transmission drive ratio, a new hood seal, front and rear tire deflectors, A-pillar moldings and the addition of rear lift gate deflectors to improve vehicle aerodynamics and new engine oil with reduced friction. The enhancements to the 2014 C-MAX Hybrid, which goes on sale in December, are expected to improve customers’ on-road fuel economy, especially at highway speeds.
Ford sold 53,014 electrified vehicles through July, up 392 percent from a year ago with two-thirds of buyers coming from imports.