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Ford B-Max for South Africa

20.04.2015

Ford South Africa has confirmed that the B-Max will be launched to the local market during the third quarter of this year.

The B-Max is a Fiesta-based MPV or as Ford calls it a Multi-activity vehicle (MAV) that has had great success overseas. As we’ve seen, Ford has its pricing set to as aggressive as possible so perhaps with the right price, the B-Max might lure some SUV buyers in.

 The car is designed to be as practical as possible with hinged front doors and pillarless rear sliding doors, integrating the central body pillars into the doors rather than it being part of the body shell itself which makes it more family friendly.

There is also a flexible seating system  with 60/40 split rear seats that can be folded flat with a simple "one-hand, one-motion" mechanism.

Official engine, transmission, model range and pricing will follow in the coming months but if other markets are anything to go by, expect the 1.0 litre EcoBoost and 1.5 Duratorq engines to form part of the range.

As with other Ford products also expect the Sync in-car connectivity system, the  Ford MyKey system,  full length panoramic roof and even Torque Vectoring Control for traction.

Article written by Autodealer
20.04.2015
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