Tuesday, 6 March 2012

2012 Geneva Motor Show - Ford B-Max launched

Ford’s B-Max is almost production ready. This small multi-utility vehicle, or MUV, is based on the Ford Fiesta platform, which also serves as the basis of the EcoSport compact SUV and will play a rival to Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Nissan Evalia.

the concept car Ford displayed last year comes in at a length of 4.04 metres. It's possible that the one that makes it here could clock in at under four metres, allowing for an excise duty cut. If it ends up being a sub-four metre MPV, then a larger variant may come our way in the future, which could seat seven people and possibly take on the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. The bootspace in this car is measured at 397 litres, which can be expanded to over 1,000 litres when the second row of seats are folded.

The new B-MAX is the first European car to offer SYNC, Ford’s voice-activated, in-car connectivity system featuring Emergency Assistance, which is designed to assist occupants to place a call to the emergency services in the event of a crash.

Powering the B-Max will be the choice of two engines, including the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost motor which will do duty in the EcoSport SUV, and a small Duratorq diesel, which could be based on the present 1.4-litre unit we see in the Ford Figo and Fiesta Classic in India.

Waiting for the launch of the car in India. Stay tuned for more Updates.


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