The US based car maker, Ford is rumoured to be take the leap into the MPV segment and the product is likely to be something similar to the Ford B-Max. This information was tweeted by Mr. Hormazd Sorabjee in his twitter post. Ford is currently developing the vehicle and may likely showcase/launch it at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. The Ford B-Max concept is going to be unveiled by the company at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show this week. The Ford B-Max would a step by the company towards what the customers can expect when its global MPV vehicle is rolled out.
The Ford B-Max concept is based on the Ford Fiesta platform and reveals some interesting features. One of the most striking ones would be the absence of a B-Pillar! According to Ford, by eliminating the B-Pillar, the company promises best-in-class access to the cabin without any compromise on the safety aspect. The B-Max has a conventional style door opening at the front while a sliding system at the rear. According to the CEO of Ford Europe, the unique door format and dynamic design of the B-Max concept sends a strong message that today’s customers are looking for a compact, stylish and versatile vehicle will soon have an exciting new choice.
The B-Max is powered by an all new turbocharged, direct fuel injection, twin independent variable, cam timing, 1.0 litre, 3 cylinder engine using Ford’s EcoBoost technology and Auto Stop-Start System. With all these technology packed in, Ford aims to achieve significant reductions in fuel-consumption and CO2 emissions. The company is likely to come out with the production version of this vehicle in roughly 2 years.