Despite being discontinued a year ago, the second generation of this mini MPV is coming after all. It will come next year as 2020 Ford B-Max, according to the latest reports. This small, but versatile vehicle was originally introduced in 2011. As you may presume, it was engineered and produced in Europe, which is its main market. After six years of production, the company decided to discontinue it. A small crossover, EcoSport, came to Europe as some kind of a replacement. However, there is still a high demand for this small MPV, which forced Ford’s management to reconsider its decision. Eventually, it looks like the B-Max is coming back, with significant improvements compared to the original.
2020 Ford B-Max Redesign
After a short hiatus, the small MPV is coming back, so we could consider this as a redesign after all. Without any doubt, the new 2020 Ford B-Max will once again have most things in common with the new, seventh generation of the famous subcompact hatchback, Fiesta. This model came just recently, and the new B-Max should adopt all the improvements that came with the new hatch. This primarily refers to the mechanics and general specs. The new model will grow bigger. It will ride on the updated version of the Ford’s familiar Global B platform and should keep pretty much-unchanged wheelbase.
However, better engineering will provide a more efficient use of space, so the new MPV will be bigger, more spacious and with more cargo capacity. Also, count on nice weight savings, which will have a positive effect on the overall efficiency. This especially refers to fuel economy, so an important thing among European drivers.`
2020 Ford B-Max Exterior and Interior Design
Of course, this redesign will bring lots of aesthetical changes as well. The new 2020 Ford B-Max will get a completely new styling, adapted to the brand’s newest design language. Once again, expect a tight relationship with the Fiesta. Despite a classic MPV shape, the new model will come with the front end that closely resembles something we can see on new Fiesta and Focus models.
This means that the new model won’t go far away from the original. All visual changes will be evolutionary. Count on a slight reshaping of the grille, new headlights and a bumper that will feature sharper and slightly bigger air intakes. On the inside, expect to see a completely new cabin layout. First of all, the 2020 Ford B-Max will feature a little bit more space. Also, count on a completely new dashboard design, which should predominately stick to analog buttons and knobs, despite the newest infotainment system and lots of gadgetry and other advanced safety systems.
2020 Ford B-Max Engines
Under the hood, the 2020 Ford B-Max will come with Ford’s newest engines. Base models will probably come with the new, super-efficient version of the familiar 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, which is good for about 140 horsepower. Count on a 1.5-liter EcoBoost unit as well. This one will probably come in two output variants, with either 150 or 180 horsepower. Considering that the new 2020 Ford B-Max will be offered primarily for the European market, a diesel engine in the offer seems like a certain thing. Count on a familiar 1.5-liter Duratorq engine. When it comes to the transmission, all engines should be available with both automatic and manual gearbox in the offer.
2020 Ford B-Max Release Date and Price
Although 2020 Ford B-Max still waits for the official confirmation, most reports suggest that the new model will certainly come sometime in the next year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 20.000 dollars.