Ford To Unveil B-Max At Geneva Motor Show
The Ford S-Max and the C-Max now have a little brother that popped out of the Ford plant in Europe. It goes by the name B-Max and it appears to be a small minivan without a third-row.
The new 2012 Ford B-Max makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and it rides on the same platform as the Ford Fiesta and it’s just around 4.3-inches longer than the Fiesta five-door. What makes the B-Max special is the fact that it lacks B-pillars, so rear seat occupants can easily slide in and out of the vehicle. With all four doors open, the B-Max becomes a massive doorway that a Focus could fit through.
The B-pillar is actually integrated within the front and rear doors, although it does appear to be completely gone when the doors are open. When closed, the two door pillars work together to prevent the roof from collapsing in on itself.
The new Ford B-max will be powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine that would only work in Europe. The engine features start/stop technology that should help it achieve better fuel economy than most four-cylinder powerplants.
The cars look is absolutely stunning inside and out and for those seeking a vehicle that has the same capability as a sedan but a higher ride need to look no further than this new Ford.
The new 2012 Ford B-Max will debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show tomorrow and will look to carry on the company’s recent success.
"The new B-MAX signals that Ford is ready to bring the same bold thinking to the small car market. With its unique door format and dynamic design, the B-MAX sends a strong message that customers looking for a compact, stylish and versatile vehicle will soon have an exciting new choice."