Ford B-Max coming to South Africa

BY CHARL BOSCH - APRIL 20, 2015

In a surprise move Ford has confirmed that its B-Max compact MPV, or Multi-Activity Vehicle as the automaker refers to it, will go on sale in South Africa later this year.

Based on the same platform as the Fiesta, the B-Max, which went on sale in Europe during 2012, will face off against the likes of the Opel Meriva and Fiat 500L and is expected to feature the same spec options as its supermini sibling.

As with the Meriva, the B-Max doesn’t conform to the usual MPV norms in that the rear doors have been integrated into the central body pillar and not merely hanging from the bodyshell. Like with the Opel, the setup, dubbed Easy Access Door System, does away with the B-pillar and is claimed to offer a class-leading aperture of 1.5 metres with the front doors open.

Although pricing is yet to be announcement, UK prices range between £13 095 and £18 495 (R236 144-R333 524) with engines consisting out of a 1.4 and 1.6-litre normally aspirated petrol, a 1.5 and 1.6 TDCi diesel and the multi-award winning 1.0 EcoBoost petrol. 

 

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