First official photo of all-new Ford B-Max was released ahead of Geneva debut

First official photo of all-new Ford B-Max was released ahead of Geneva debut

Less than one year ago, the B-MAX study was presented to the public at the Geneva Salon, the Blue Oval marked its entry in the European small MPV segment by unwrapping the final production model and the official presentation is also going to take place at the Geneva Motor Show this March. No significant changes were brought to the design of the Fiesta-based model, considering the transition from concept to production. It was rather expected as the last year's model was considered to be more a showcar than pure concept. Taking a closer look at the single picture released by Ford, one can easily notice that the chrome grille is no longer attached to the production B-MAX which gained visible door handles. A wide-open access for drivers, passengers and luggage is offered by the sliding rear doors featuring the center pillars integrated into the doors themselves. The small MPV is going to compete against the Opel Meriva and it will be powered by Ford's new 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged gasoline engine, being one of the first Ford models comprising such an engine. The engine is available in two states of tune, with 99 HP and 123 HP. A selection of Duratorq TDCi diesels will also be included in the range. Stephen Odell, CEO of Ford Europe, stated that the B-MAX combined an exciting, innovative design, boasting features that only previously had been found in bigger cars. He added that it was a brand new car that responded to the needs of an increasing number of customers who wanted much more from their small cars. The new Ford B-MAX is scheduled to hit the European markets later this year.


First official photo of all-new Ford B-Max was released ahead of Geneva debut image First official photo of all-new Ford B-Max was released ahead of Geneva debut image