The all new Ford C-MAX has surpassed it sales expectations along with the Ford Grand C-MAX with sales reaching the 100,000 mark. In order to keep up with demand Ford has increased the line speed at the Valencia Spain plant resulting in an 18% daily production increase at the plant.
Both the C-MAX and Grand C-MAX from Ford have all-new 4-cyclinder 1.6 150PS Ford EcoBoost engines that come equipped with a new six-speed manual gearbox. The same gearbox accompanies the 1.6 TDCi and 2.0 TDCi powertrains, which are projected to jointly account for close to 50% of sales.
Through May the sales on units were 8,132 representing 45%. Over 80% of the C-MAX and Grand C-MAX purchased by customers include engines that were built in Wales or Dagenham, Essex at the Bridgend plants. Prices are from £17,195 for the Ford C-MAX and from £19,195 for the Ford Grand C-MAX.