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Newly Updated 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid Sets a Precedent for Hybrid Cars

When the news about a 2021 Ford C-May Hybrid model broke out, we immediately got our thinking hats on and started reviewing and bringing estimations. But the thing is that the American audiences are in for a surprise as this model is the updated version which will be brought to Europe now. For all the people who live in America, they are probably familiar with this model a bit as the Euro version will mostly be based on the current one seen in the North American market. But this only means that people in Europe have something to be excited about.

Interestingly enough, there is something called “The Prius Effect” which is established in the US market. It means that if a car is a standalone hybrid model and not a converted version from a base car, it does significantly better. There are a lot of cars which have simply added a hybrid powertrain to an already existing car, and compared to the ones which debuted as hybrid ones and people know them for only offering hybrid options they are significantly more popular. This brings us to the Prius which has always done far better than any converted hybrid model. The C-Max will probably have a similar effect on the audiences and that is one of the reasons this news seems stifling for us.

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Generally speaking, the 2021 version of the Ford’s C-Max Hybrid car will retain most of the characteristics of the previous model. It is entering in its fifth year on the market so far and the update will make it a little bit more competitive than it has been the previous years. Unfortunately, mechanically speaking the car remains the same and there are no tweaks made for the drivetrain this time around. But the tweaks for the car are concentrated more aesthetically and will for the most part change the inside and the outside of the car.

Since the vehicle is getting ready for a release and the Ford C-Max Hybrid 2021 is a car which a lot of people would want, the release date is very much anticipated. The pictures are not enough for you to enjoy the car, so check out our review of it.

When will the Release Date of the 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid Come?

The release date of the newest 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid is expected to debut within the given year. Since the car has already started sales in America and is doing pretty well, it is time for people in Europe to finally enjoy this car. The C-Max brand is essentially a European brand and it enjoys most of its success on the European soil where the majority of sales is being done. The debuting release date will probably come somewhere towards the end of the year or if we are lucky the release date might come in mid-2017.

What is the Price that we can Expect?

Most of the buyers will appreciate the price of the 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid. It does not change so much compare to last time and also base on the competing models it shares a similar pricing. It is a contender with the Prius brand for instance and if you are able to afford that one you can also be able to afford the C-Max 2021. The only difference is perhaps with the higher trims, particularly the Titanium, which will cost a bit higher and are considered as really pricy options. So far as the price states the SE base option will be available for a base MSRP of $24,545, while the SEL one goes for $27,545.

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The Updated Exterior Look of the 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid

The updated 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid is going to add some aesthetic pieces which are going to shape up the car a little bit. Essentially, the outer part of the car has changed with the interior, but the exterior has not gotten the better part of the 2021 update. But the model will gain some additions which are going to help it balance some things out. The car had a reputation of being a little bit disproportionate and some would even say that it was weird looking, but after the 2021 release some of the cues are going to be fixed.

The design that the Ford C-Max has is called a compact MPV in Europe. But this is something which is not usually seen in America and does look a bit strange to the buyers there. People in America are more used to the Ford Focus design, but although the C-Max shares the same platform with the Focus the car is bigger and taller compared to the Focus. A compact MPV is something very usual in Europe and that is why the popularity of the C-Max Hybrid is so great here, compared to the US market. But the styling is not tampering the sales of the car, at least not in Europe. The Americans, on the other hand, are a completely different story. But things are starting to change with the added modifications for the car.

The newest 2021 year model of the Ford C-Max Hybrid car will revise the front fascia a bit. The change is mostly focused on the added grille and new headlights which are much slimmer to the previous car. It is the same kind of a design that you might have already seen in some of the recent Ford models as they have all mostly switched to this kind of a look. The taillights have also been reshaped a bit, but since everything else has remained the same it does not add to a very different design of the rear end of the car.

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A Spacious Interior for the 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid

The thing with the 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid interior is that it lacks some attention to detail. Although there have been some changes made for the car this time around it seems that the model is significantly lacking something. This has not yet proven to be a problem for the European market as some drivers enjoy the stripped down and bare interior. But the US audiences have not been as kind as the people in Europe. Essentially, the car lacked the added trims and usually came with only one option, which compared to the Focus and Fiesta models, which had three, was a great difference. The 2021 version managed to add a second trim option for the inside and made things a lot nicer. We are of course not including the Titanium version which is already packed to the gills when it comes to the inside.

But the model will still have a pretty spacious and friendly inside. The interior volume is plentiful and is one of the advantages that the C-Max holds against the competition. The inside is also draped with various fine materials that improve the quality of the interior by tenfold. It is actually much better than you would expect out of a fuel efficient car like the C-Max Hybrid is. You can find soft touch materials on the dash and there are quality materials for the door panels and the seats. The equipment is not shabby as well and it has full color screens which help with the infotainment and control of the car.

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Drivetrain Specs and Ability

As far as the 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid engine goes it has not changed. The same familiar setup is going to be given and the car will continue to use the same engine. This is a good thing when it close to the power but not so good when it comes to the fuel efficiently. People have been expecting that the powertrain of the C-Max Hybrid gets to be revised a little bit which will help with the fuel economy numbers a bit and make them better. But this time Ford decide to stick to a familiar formula.

The advantage with the 2.0L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Hybrid Engine is that it is pretty powerful for the segment. It is also used for the Focus Hybrid vehicle and it needs to have power so it could move the larger and heavier Focus model. Since the cars share the platform it is easy for them to share engines as well. The output of 188 horsepower and 129 LB-FT of torque is pretty decent for the segment and makes the C-Max a largely powerful car. It even has more output than the Prius and many other models in the segment. The electronic part will include a 1.4kWh Lithium-ion (Li-ion) 35 kW battery pack and will combine with a Electronic Continuously Variable transmission or the e-CVT.

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0-60 mph and Top Speed

By keeping the same engine, the 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid is also going to have the same speeding ability. This time the specs are going to crossover unchanged. The top speed of the electric motor is measured at 62 mph while the top speed of the entire drivetrain comes to 115 mph. The estimation about the 0-60 mph ability states that the model can get to it in around 7 seconds time.

Problems with the Fuel Economy of the 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid

One of the expectation for the updated 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid was that they would also update the engine and lessen the fuel economy numbers. The thing was that EPA found out that the recent numbers for the fuel economy of the car were inflated and that the model did not make 42 mpg city and 37 mpg highway as it was originally announced. The new stats will need to be released soon and EPA is running the tests. It will not affect the fuel economy of the car but it will not make the C-Max 2021 as close to the Prius model as it was originally thought.

Exterior Dimensions

As far as the size and the dimensions of the 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid go, the car will retain a regular MPV-like of a design. The vehicle is using the Ford Focus platform but the dimensions are going to be significantly different compared to these two vehicles. The C-Max has a full lengths of 173.6 inches and the wheelbase is 104.3 inches. The height of the car measures to 63.8 inches and the full width is 72 inches. The Focus model is by comparison by full 8 inches smaller than the C-Max Hybrid.

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Not an Impressive Array of Safety Features for the 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid

The debuting 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid will probably not have an impressive set of safety parts to go on with. This is not something bad because things for this segment usually are like this. Hybrid models do not have any extraordinary safety specs and usually are not fitted with a whole lot when it comes to safety. This is not something bad it is actually how things are as there is no need to pack these cars too much which are essentially made for fuel safety.

The previous C-Max model had a 5 star rating in Europe, but the same car had a 4 star rating in the US. This is nothing new as most hybrid cars get a lower safety rating in America due to the much stricter assessments that the law proposes there. Essentially speaking, the 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid is a safe car but does not propose anything too spectacular or out of the ordinary. It simply carries a basic offer for the passengers to feel safe.

Competing Models in the Segment

The new 2021 Ford C-Max Hybrid will essentially premier with all the familiar competing cars in the segment again. The competition is the same here in America and it will have the same cars to face in Europe. The higher rated car in the segment is of course the Toyota Prius which has been dominating the segment for years now and will be the dominating car this time as well. Another model which is coming as a close second is the Honda CR-Z. If the C-Max Hybrid for 2021 wants to do better it might start small and overtake the second position because we all know that there is no way that the Prius cars are going to be taken down from the first spot any time soon.

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2021 Honda Civic

2021 Honda Civic review

Considering the outgoing model of the Honda Civic is quite fresh and only received some minor modifications last year, you would probably think that several years would pass before the new Honda introduces a new model. But guess what it’s already here with us-the new 2021 Honda Civic sedan.

A surprise announcement was made that the brand new model will be using a new platform than its predecessors. This platform it is said, will lower the cost of the cars as well as making the car to have a better driveability.

Many complains have since been recorded about the outgoing model which was quite poor than even the older versions. The following review has been prepared using all available sources of the new 2021 Honda Civic coupe we could find.

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2021 Honda Civic exterior

Just like before, the new 2021 Honda Civic make use of similar styling as the hatchback. As a result, we expect a similar anterior design to the brand new Civic type R sedan which Honda is quoted saying it will be the father of the new model.

This in essence means that there will be new LED headlights and fog lights as well as more aggressive front bumper and revamped windshield style. Other trim levels like the 2021 Honda Civic Coupe S will also share the same design as the Type R hatchback.

The aforementioned model would come with a special body kit, 18” wheels and high performance breaks. Its suspension would also be altered to adjustable dampers which would make it possible for the drivers to have a customized experience.

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As far as the interior of the new 2021 Honda Civic goes, then Honda made a public announcement that assured would-be buyers of a completely new one and not just for the coupe alone.

This cabin would be driver oriented than ever before and would come with enviable quality materials. In retrospect to the msrc of $17,000, standard features that should be expected will include; a 6 speaker audio system, air conditioning as well as all electric equipment.

The top of the range model together with the S version will most likely use a leather upholstery, sporty seats, automatic climate control and satellite navigation.

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2021 Honda Civic interior

Engine for 2021 Honda Civic

The brand new 2021 Honda Civic coupe will feature a few different engines. Considering that the new 2021 Honda Civic would be making use of a totally different platform, you would think that the new sedan would come with different engines but Honda will actually be carrying over previous model’s engines as well.

The base engine would be a 1.8L inline 4 just like the previous model’s. It will be making 142 hp and 130 pounds of torque and will go ahead and achieve 36 mpg with a Continuous Variable Transmission gearbox.

Next on offer is the 2.4L capacity engine which will be available in the 2021 Honda Civic Si model. This engine would be able to make 200 hp and 170 pounds of torque. Unlike the standard version it will only be made available with a six-speed manual transmission.

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2021 Honda Civic engine

2021 Honda Civic price and release date

The pricing details still remain under wraps with no public announcements having been made. Nevertheless, rumours suggests a possible release date of early 2021.

The pricing details still remain shrouded in mystery, speculation suggests a possible starting price of around 24,000 USD for the base model and a maximum of 30,000 USD for the top most trim level.

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2021 Chevy Malibu

2021 Chevy Malibu review

When it comes to family-cars, Chevy Malibu is one of the most familiar models and also one of the most popular among consumers. However the previous model of Chevy Malibu, released in 2012, struggled to perform in the face of competition. Therefore we expect to see radical changes in 2021 Chevy Malibu that has already made its public debut at the 2020 New York Auto Show.

With the 2021 Chevy Malibu, Chevrolet is aiming to not only overcome the drop in sales but also come up with the best mid-size sedan ever. The 2021 Chevy Malibu is expected to be a more extravagant and efficient model as compared to its predecessors as well as its competitors in the automobile market.

As the 2021 Chevy Malibu looks set to captivate your imagination through the pictures available, we are going to offer you the most informative and comprehensive review for the new model. So keep reading!

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2021 Chevy Malibu exterior

2021 Chevy Malibu Exterior

For people who are familiar with Chevy Impala, you can notice some clear similarities in the design of 2021 Chevy Malibu and Chevy Impala. The new model combines innovative style with inspiration from Chevy Impala to give its users a pleasant sight.

The new style features include new headlamps, front aprons, taillights and split front grille that makes the new design far more luxurious. A sleeker and sportier design at the back makes the new model more aerodynamic than its previous model.

An interesting change in 2021 Chevy Malibu is that it is 2.3 inches longer than its predecessor. This change makes the new model fresh and offers a youthful experience.

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The longer design means that the 2021 Chevy Malibu is more spacious that makes for a comfortable experience for its passengers. The interior is also improved tech-wise with added high-end features that make the new model an upscale one.

The new model includes a seven-inch color touch screen to control various commands with renewed dashboard and steering wheel. Added features such as storage slot for mobile phone and new leather seating covers make up for a more luxurious experience. The new model also has many safety features with most important being the Teen Driver feature.

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2021 Chevy Malibu interior

Engine of 2021 Chevy Malibu

On the engine side, 2021 Chevy Malibu is expected to have a new turbo-charged engine: 1.5 liter four-cylinder giving 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This will be less powerful than the 2.5 liter engine of 2012 model, however 2021 Chevy Malibu will be far more fuel efficient.

Most importantly, 2021 Chevy Malibu will have a hybrid engine that will make a come-back after a break of five years. The new combination will make up the total power of 182 horsepower and fuel mileage of 47 mpg. These features will make 2021 Chevy Malibu a far more powerful and practical machine as compare to its predecessors.

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2021 Chevy Malibu engine

2021 Chevy Malibu Price and Release Date

With 2021 Chevy Malibu already made its public debut, we expect to see 2021 Chevy Malibu on the roads by end of this year.

With the new design and all the added features, you can expect 2021 Chevy Malibu to cost higher than its predecessors. Although there is no accurate price tag available, we expect 2021 Chevy Malibu to cost around $23,000.

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2021 GMC Canyon

2021 GMC Canyon review

The new 2021 GMC Canyon incudes some very unexpected but interesting news , especially due to the fact that this model is going to be an all-new for the 2015 model year since its presentation a couple of months ago.

The new 2021 GMC Canyon will host some changes which will include but not limited to; first in class diesel engine, transmission specs and some modifications on both the exterior and interior.

The exterior facelift is primarily based on the special-edition appearance. New trims will also spice things up for the 2021 GMC Canyon. The truck will most certainly feature a fresh design that is going to send shivers in the sales figures of its main rivals.

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2021 GMC Canyon exterior

2021 GMC Canyon exterior

When we take a glimpse of the exterior of the new 2021 GMC Canyon truck then it is worthwhile to note that the car will come refreshed dawning new redesigns. The new truck will receive a new body platform which will go hand in hand with the previous model.

The brand new platform will result to a much better physic of the truck. It will be more luxurious and will have a modern look. The bodywork will include use of aluminium parts which will drastically reduce the curb weight and as a result lead to a better handling and handling functions.

Additionally, the subscription to lightweight materials will enhance the aerodynamics of the car as well as better fuel efficiency.

2021 GMC Canyon interior

The interior of the 2021 GMC Canyon interior is no disappointment and will be harmonized with the already modern exterior design. The new truck will get new LED lights which will inevitably add to the elegant and sophisticated appearance.

The seat upholstery is most probably to come in high quality materials which will make the driveability a worthwhile and comfortable experience. The new truck will be able to accommodate up to five adults.

The dashboard won’t be left out with the standard coming with a 7 inch infotainment screen and a rear view camera. Optional features include; leather upholstery, satellite navigation, aluminium or wood inserts as well as seats that will be heated and ventilated well.

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2021 GMC Canyon interior

Engine for 2021 GMC Canyon

The new 2021 GMC Canyon will power itself using the same engine as the previous model. It will get a 2.5L inline 4 which will be able to make 200 hp and 190 pounds of torque. This engine alone is more than enough to power the truck but the downside is the towing capacity.

For those who are power savvy then a 3.6L V6 engine with the capability of generating 305 hp will turn out to be the best option. With the aforesaid engine and optional towing power which will be capped to a maximum of 7,000 pounds then this will turn into a beastly machine.

Both the engines will be coming as standard mated to a six-speed and rear wheel drive or take an optional six-speed with a four wheel drive. A diesel engine will still come later on and will boost the performance to another level, so keep posted to our updated reviews.

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2021 GMC Canyon engine

2021 GMC Canyon price and release date

This 2021 GMC Canyon truck is a perfect blend for people who don’t really need a half a tonne truck. The base price of the new GMC truck is quite hefty and will be demanding 22,000 dollars. It will be in showrooms towards the end of March this year.

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