Ford B-Max Concept
From Ford press: The B-MAX showcases a unique new body design which eliminates the traditional B pillar and features twin rear sliding doors. This innovative format – which has already been engineered for production – promises best-in-class access to the cabin, together with unmatched convenience and flexibility.
Developing themes from the 2009 iosis MAX design study, the dynamic and stylish new B-MAX illustrates how Ford’s kinetic design language can be translated to a unique new vehicle format.
The innovation continues inside the cabin, where the interior offers exceptional space and versatility for such a compact vehicle. The use of high quality materials highlights the vision that small, practical cars can also be comfortable and well-equipped.
The B-MAX previews some of the exciting innovations developed by Ford for the European small car market. Based on Ford’s global B-car platform – shared with the highly successful new Fiesta – the B-MAX on show at Geneva outlines the company’s vision for a compact vehicle which combines outstanding space and versatility with stylish design.
At slightly more than 4 metres in length, the B-MAX is just 11 cm longer than the Fiesta five-door, and is a full 32 cm shorter than the new C-MAX.
With this highly compact footprint, the B-MAX is ideally placed to meet the fast-growing demand for downsized cars which are better suited to congested urban conditions, but without sacrificing interior space and comfort.