BRENTWOOD, England – “Brilliant,” “Another winner from Ford,” “Ford at its brilliant best,” – these are just some of the accolades the new B-MAX has received from the UK press in recent days.
The Sun, Britain’s best-selling daily newspaper leads the charge, with its motoring editor, Ken Gibson, describing the B-MAX as “the most family-friendly small car I’ve driven.”
He adds: “Inside the B-Max feels more like a Focus or Mondeo, with room for four adults in comfort or three kids in the back seat. It’s also a high-quality and well- equipped cabin. It certainly doesn’t feel anything like a supermini, except in size. As for the driving, the B-MAX is based on the Fiesta and drives with the same small-car agility that makes it ideal for city driving — but it feels oven more assured and more grown-up.
“Ford have, literally, opened the door to the perfect solution,” he concludes, offering supermini drivers the interior space and practicality of an estate car, but at half the price. Brilliant.”
Another popular national daily, The Independent describes the B-MAX as “an exceptionally appealing product.”
“Firstly, it’s not just a replacement for an existing car, but instead takes Ford into completely new market territory. Secondly, it contains several innovations that immediately give it an edge over rivals,” it says.
Two widely-read motoring magazines, What Car? and Auto Express, both give the new small Ford five stars out of five.
“Don’t go thinking the B-Max is just a bloated Fiesta, it's far more clever than that,” What Car? tells its readers, adding: Overall, we reckon many manufactures would kill to get their sports cars to drive as well as the B-Max, let alone their family cars.”
Auto Express also believes Ford has another winner with the B-MAX.
“The B-MAX caters brilliantly for the small MPV buyer and should be a major attraction for anyone looking to move a small family around,” it says. “The lack of a B pillar is a clever bit of thinking that will soon be copied, while the rest of the car is as good as you’d expect from Ford – this is another Ford MPV that’s great to drive. Strong prices, decent kit levels and low running costs are the icing on this very tasty cake.”