Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ford B-Max

The Ford B-Max concept from Geneva previewed more than just an evolution of the Kinetic design language. The B-Max demonstrates a production ready B-pillar-less sliding rear door, as well as other ecologically minded additions, strongly suggesting that the show car is little more than a thinly veiled doppelganger for a production model.

The B segment car is powered by a turbocharged three cylinder, one liter EcoBoost engine, combined with a start-stop mechanism to produce significantly improved economy and CO2 ratings.

However, the main selling point of the B-Max concept is that pillarless sliding rear door arrangement that is said to offer class-leading access to the rear of the car. Add to this an overall length of just over four meters and the B-Max, even if production isn't reached, clearly previews the future of Fords B segment platform.

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