Ford’s all-new B-Max, which enters showrooms across the UK next month and features Ford’s innovative 120PS 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine, has been playing a starring role in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Ford’s eye-catching and practical newcomer carries the Tattoo Salute taker’s welcome party across the famous drawbridge of Edinburgh Castle and down the Esplanade for the nightly Toast which opens proceedings.
To illustrate the carrying capacity of the B-Max, the ‘welcome party’ includes tattoo producer Brigadier David Allfrey, Major Jim Reid (Tattoo support company commander) and the Lone Piper. And just for good measure, there’s also a highland dancer and medieval waif.
Each evening they emerge from the car through the 1.5-metre unobstructed opening provided by Ford’s Easy Access Door System, which combines hinged front doors and sliding rear for unrivalled access.
Ford has been an official vehicle sponsor of the Tattoo since 2001. Established in 1950 as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, today the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an integral part of Edinburgh’s summer festivals and each year around 217,000 attend. Another 100million people across the globe watch the Tattoo on television.