This is what we know so for on the release dates on the upcoming Ford B-Max, we’ll keep this page constantly updated as we hear more;
UK release date: Spring 2012
Europe release date: Spring 2012
US release date: Late 2012 / 2013
ROW: Late 2012 / 2013
It will be assembled at the plant in Craiova, Romania, production is likely to start in January with deliveries in March / April. It is understood pre-production models are already being produced.
In early 2012, the Craiova plant is slated to begin producing the new fuel-efficient 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, “one of the most technically-advanced and efficient engines Ford has ever developed,” the company said.
Ford said it is investing $975 million in transforming Craiova into a modern and globally-competitive manufacturing facility. The carmaker bought the plant, a former Daewoo facility, in 2008 and promised to modernize it to achieve annual production capacity of 300,000 cars and 300,000 engines from 2011 but last August it admitted it was behind with its plans.