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 |  Mar 17 2014, 10:18 AM

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Testing new vehicles doesn’t always go as planned, a lesson that Ford had to learn while our spy photographer looked on. 

The American brand is readying a facelift for its C-Max Hybrid, but obviously ran into some complications on this specific test. After being unloaded off a transporter, the C-Max prototype wouldn’t start according to our spy photographer. Even after a boost attempt from a nearby Jeep, the C-Max still wouldn’t start up, and was subsequently towed away.

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Revised style attributes are revealed by the photos, which show the front end and how it is being influenced by the new Ford Focus. A new grille and front bumper is expected, bringing the C-Max a little closer in line with the rest of Ford’s current lineup. A new set of tailights is expected as well, along with a new dashboard layout.

The current C-Max Hybrid is rated at 43 mpg combined, but Ford has already said that it is bringing a number of enhancements to the car to improve its fuel economy, including having its maximum electric-only speed increased to 85 mph, optimization of the active grille shutters and air conditioner compressor along with reduction of the electric fan speed.

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