Have you ever answered a poll or filled out a questionnaire and wondered does your voice/opinion ever get heard? Well, like us at OSV, Ford has valued their consumer’s views with the release of the new B-MAX.
Ford have taken out the B-pillar and introduced a sliding back door that creates a massive 1.5 metres of opening space. Despite the car only being 4.1 metres long, it can handle storage up to 2.3 metres in length when the seats are folded down. This is so much more appealing to families needing that extra room for grand days out or for loading furniture that would have not normally been possible.
Ford has built the B-Max with a variety of petrol and diesel engines. The one that catches your eye is the petrol 1.0 litre. The new 3-cylindar EcoBoost unit produces 120bhp, 0-62mph in 11.2 seconds and returns just over 57mpg. C02 emissions of 114gkm are also impressive.
Those preferring diesel Duratorq will have the options of a 1.5 and 1.6. Apart from the 1.5 being slightly cheaper, the 1.6 out performs in power and fuel consumption, delivering 95bhp/70.6mpg compared to 75bhp/68.9mpg.
Accessories differ depending on your trim choice. Varying from 15inch alloys, halogen headlights, heated windscreens, air-con and DAB digital radio with AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. More luxurious items include climate control, automated headlamps, rain sensor wipers and heated front seats.
With prices starting from just £12,995, and the impressive amount of accessories on offer, I can see this new Ford B-MAX being a serious contender for the potential family or business owner and an excellent vehicle leasing choice.
AutoExpress have a short clip showing the new design, check it out below:
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