Ford C-MAX is the fastest-selling hybrid ever at launch

According to FoMoCo, the Ford C-MAX has become the fastest-selling hybrid ever at launch with a total of 8,030 units sold in the first two months on the market in Oct. and Nov – outpacing Toyota Camry Hybrid’s 7,300 sales in its first two full months in May and June 2006.

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“Dealers are seeing an overwhelmingly positive response to C-MAX hybrids and are excited to finally take on Prius, with some offering comparison test drives right on their lots,” says C.J. O’Donnell, group marketing manager, Electrification. “Our customers also are excited to have a fresh hybrid option, with leading fuel economy that does not sacrifice driving fun, performance and technology – choices typically not offered with hybrids.”

The Ford C-MAX Hybrid is also selling three times faster than the combined sales for the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight when launched in 2009.

C-MAX hybrid sales totaled 4,848 in November, up 52 percent month-over-month. November marked the first month both C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid were available on dealer lots.

– By: Omar Rana