New Ford B-Max Euro NCAP
The new Ford B-MAX must be tougher than Wyatt Earp.
The new Ford B-MAX must be tougher than Wyatt Earp. Why? Because Euro NCAP - the independent body that accesses vehicle safety - has awarded this compact multi-purpose vehicle their maximum five-star rating. Law enforcers throughout the wild west must be thrilled. Euro NCAP's classification breaks down to scores of 92% for adult occupant protection, 84% for child occupants, and 67% for pedestrians. The all-new B-MAX also earned 71% for the safety assist category which accesses features such as its seatbelt-on reminder system, and electronic stability programme. The latter corrects over-steer which is a phenomenon whereby the rear tyres lose traction on a corner and cause a spin. But never with Mr Earp behind the wheel; he was too tough to tolerate such childish nonsense.The new Ford B-MAX has other virtues to inspire law men. These include sliding van-style rear doors that – in conjunction with traditional front doors - create a vast one and a half metre aperture. As such, Whatt's family can easily access the rear which is handy in tight spaces such as the O.K. Corral. Also, the B-MAX is available with various petrol and diesel engines that produce between 90PS and 120PS. These complement three trims: Studio, Zetec, and Titanium. The base spec has: a low tyre pressure system, electric windows, and easy folding rear seats. The Zetec adds Ford SYNC, that enables motorists to control certain functions and mobiles via voice commands. It also has: alloys, front fogs, air-con, and a leather wheel. Finally, the top-spec Titanium adds: cruise control, climate control, heated seats, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers. Sounds much nicer than Wyatt's horse.