Ford opens the doors on clever new B-Max MPV

Mark Nichol

Ford has unveiled the unique door arrangement for the new B-Max small MPV. The setup takes away, rather ironically, the B-pillar, and replaces traditional rear doors for sliding ones.

Plenty of cars have sliding rear doors - the Volkswagen Sharan and SEAT Alhambra to name two one - but the missing B-pillar makes the B-Max unique. It means there's a massive opening at both sides of the car, making getting into it akin to entering a small cave.