The arrival of the 2016 Ford B-Max mini MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) will raise the standard for practicality and efficiency. The new model will be based on the current Fiesta, and it will inherit most of the features from its predecessor, including the engine, driving behavior and body. Needles to say is that the new Ford B-Max 2016 will come with some minor changes compared to the car it’s based on.
2016 Ford B-Max redesign
The exterior of the new Ford B-Max 2016 will come with slight upgrades, in order to improve its general appearance. The chromed grill will stay unchanged, while the front fascia will be refreshed to give the car a classy look. The front daytime running lights will be LED powered, giving the car an impressive overall appearance. The back doors of this model will be quite contemporary, as they will be able to slide backwards to provide easy access to the back seats.
Most of the interior features that can be found in the new Fiesta will be also fitted in the 2016 Ford B-Max. But, the cabin space will be increased, allowing more comfortable and luxurious traveling. Thanks to the comfortable leather seats and a telescopic leather steering wheel, this 5 passenger MPV will offer a luxurious driving experience. Furthermore, the interior will be equipped with an incredible dashboard with more advanced equipment levels and hi-tech driver aid features.
Ford B-Max 2016 specs and MPG
Under the hood of the new Ford B-Max 2016, an array of engine options will be offered. The base trim level of this MPV will be fitted with a 1.4-liter inline-4 engine, capable of delivering 90 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will have two power output options, the first will pump out 101 horses and 169 lb-ft of torque, while the second one will be turbocharged and will be capable of producing 120 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. As far as the diesel options go, there will be a 1.0-liter, with the 99 horses, the 1.4-liter with 89 horsepower, and the 1.6-liter with 104 horsepower. The engines will be paired with a 6-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission. The 2016 Ford B-max fuel economy ratings are excellent. The petrol engine is rated at 55 mpg, while the diesel engine is rated at 60 mpg.
2016 Ford B-Max price and release date
As far as the price is concerned, the new Ford B-Max 2016 mini MPV is expected to come with a price of around $15,000 and higher, depending on the selected trim and options. The 2016 Ford B-Max is expected to be available for sale at the end of this year, or the beginning of 2016.