Ford’s new baby MPV, the B-Max, will cost from £12,995 when it enters UK showrooms in September.
In addition to the 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrols, plus 1.5 and 1.6-litre Duratorq diesels, the B-Max will be available with Ford’s 1.0-litre, three-cylinder Ecoboost engine.
All engine variants will be offered in Studio, Zetec and Titanium trim specs, and all models — with the exception of the 1.6 petrol — will come with a five-speed manual gearbox. The 1.6 gets Ford’s six-speed Powershift auto ‘box.
While the little 1.0 three-cylinder — which returns 55.4mpg (57.7mpg on stop-start-equipped models) and emits 119g/km and 114g/km CO2 respectively — will grab the headlines, the diesel is actually cleaner and more frugal.
The 1.6 Duratorq TDCi — available only on top-spec Titanium models — not only emits just 104g/km CO2, but will return 70.6mpg, according to Ford.
The B-Max comes with a fold-flat passenger seat, ‘one hand one motion’ fold flat rear seats and a DAB, as standard.
The Zetec models, which start at £15,600, add 15in alloys, LED daytime running lights, chrome touches to the B-Max’s window and grille surrounds and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearknob.
Step up to the range-topping Titanium and to also get rain-sensing lights and windscreen wipers, an uprated stereo with multi-function display, cruise control plus 16in alloys.