The Ford B-Max will say goodbye in the month of September, when the updated Ford EcoSport starts to be produced in Romania. The minivan will have to relinquish your space to the crossover.
Los monovolumenes are suffering a slow death, with some sales figures year-on-year fall each time more. The proliferation of crossovers in all the segments is one of the main reasons for their decline and is increasingly frequent, which silently dismissed if relief in sight.
This time the victim has been the Ford B-Max the next month of September tell you its goodbye final, a victim of the Ford EcoSport. The B-Max is a mpv of the B segment, which in the year 2012 came to the market as a substitute for Fusion, the version with bodywork family Feast.
Since then the B-Max is produced in the plant that Ford owns in Craiova, Romania, but the next month of September must yield its place to the new EcoSport, that there shall be produced to supply the markets of Europe. Is that the crossover of the north american company has a greater potential than the minivan, such as a brand the current trend, and the B-Max will not survive beyond this year.
The former plant of Daewoo in Romania are adapting their facilities to produce the new Ford EcoSport from this autumn. Possibly the renewed EcoSport with european specifications has its official debut in the framework of the Frankfurt Auto show that will be held in September, with the same modifications we already know in the model destined for the American markets.
For the moment, Ford has not confirmed if the refreshed EcoSport will be offered in Europe also with traction to the four wheels, but if so, it would represent an advantage against their adversaries, in a segment in which there are very few models that are offered with awd.
The EcoSpot will not be the only model that Ford will offer within the segment in Europe, since the new generation Ford Fiesta will be offered in a version with a aspect campero named Active, that will include moldings and steps wheels in black plastic without paint, as an alternative to something more “light” to the crossovers conventional.
information more recent suggest that the new generation of the Ford Fiesta will stay in Europe, and that at least initially will not be offered in north America.