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The Nominees 2013

Ford B-Max

Ford B-Max

Innovative B-Max has a new role in the Ford Europe range: a practical and nice-looking mini-MPV derived from Fiesta. Kind of a reply to Opel Meriva, B-Max also offers very good access to its cabin. In this case, the sliding rear doors and the pillarless body sides give an ample entry to the cosy interior. In the other hand, there is more than adequate passive protection in the sides, once the reinforced doors return to the closed position. The small MPV also holds the road and has a good ride. Fuel efficient powertrains include the 3-cylinder 1.0 Ecoboost petrol engine; suitable for much bigger cars, it excels here. In the rich equipment, the voice-activated Sync communication system stars, as the Active City Stop does in the safety department.

 

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