Ford launches new car, aimed mostly at young families (mainly because of its convenient sliding doors)

August 19, 2015

If you’ve ever read a blog post about a car here, you might know that I mostly ever talk about features I can relate to – for example cup holders, boot size, Blutooth, airbags, safety and looks.

And this post is no different, but the car being featured is – the new Ford B-MAX. Why? Because it has sliding rear doors. And while this probably shouldn’t determine the purchase of any vehicle, it’s a really cool feature for families, that when added to all the other car attributes, make it one to bookmark for when/if you’re in the market for something less imposing and expensive than an SUV or 4×4.

The B-MAX is in the Mini MPV (multipurpose vehicle) category, but that doesn’t mean it’s short of much. I often feel that as parents we automatically feel the need to upgrade to something big and “mommy-like”, even though “small” vehicles can perfectly pack a kid or two, plus pram, nappy bags, school bags and more.

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Aside from the sliding side door novelty and practicality factor, the B-MAX also has:

– 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine, which has proven fuel economy and low CO2 emissions

– Seven airbags

– Keyless car entry

– Ford Sync, which is a system that lets you do a lot hands-free, like making calls and listing to text messages, and listening to music, podcasts and audiobooks

– The seating system has 60/40 split rear seats, which means they can be folded flat

– A five star rating (the highest) with NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme)

– Two coffee-cup holders

– A 318 litre boot

The B-MAX starts at R221 900. For more info, head to the Ford website.

Infographic - Door Concept


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3 Comments

  • Denise

    What a stunning looking smaller car

    August 19, 2015 at 7:50 am Reply
  • MeeA

    I was so jealous seeing all the mommy blogger Instagrams and stuff on the night of the launch! It looks like a pretty damn cool car! I just wish they’d come up with a 7 seater with all these features that’s not priced in the “Millionaires Only” range…

    August 19, 2015 at 9:46 am Reply
  • Tanya

    I hear you MeeA! What car do you currently use for your group?

    August 21, 2015 at 6:47 am Reply
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