Ford will preview a production ready version of its new B-Max at the Geveva Motor Show on March 8.
Stephen Odell, chairman and CEO, Ford of Europe, said the new car was created “in response to the needs of an increasing number of customers who want much more from their small cars”.
Bringing the B-Max to production demanded a new approach to door construction with the centre pillars integrated into the doors themselves. Ford says the doors allow wider access for the driver, passengers and luggage.
Ford has confirmed that its new 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine will be available on the B-Max, as will Duratorq TDCi diesels.
The Ford B-Max goes on sale in the UK in September.