As a bit of a surprise since I can’t remember Ford whispering anything about this but nevertheless it’s worth looking into.
Ford is preparing a B-Max model. In case you’re not very familiar with Ford’s lineup of products this is going to be a compact minivan.
The Ford B-Max will be based on the underpinnings of the Ford Fiesta and since it’s main competitor will be the Opel Meriva.
But that’s down to Earth, real world stuff. Here’s what’s actually going on with the Ford B-Max since its debut will be related to an international Motor Show as opposed to a snotty little press conference.
The Ford B-Max sketches available reveal looks that are just out of this world for a minivan. Tasty details include an amazing looking steering wheel and dashboard and the magical sliding rear doors.
Ford will be using the B-Max to replace the Fusion which hasn’t really been a gold mine. Even so, its sales were admirable. The Blue Oval will be assembling the Ford B-Max at its plant in Craiova, Romania so hoping for somewhat cheap labor rates the price on the B-Max should be somewhat lower than the Fusion.
Or perhaps the equipment levels will go up a bit. The B-Max isn’t production ready yet so what we’re about to see at the Geneva Motor Show will be labeled the Iosis Max Concept.