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New Ford B-MAX, bestselling European compact MPV

The new Ford B-MAX, manufactured in Craiova was the bestselling compact mono-volume on the European market, in the first half of 2013, at a market quota of 15.6 percent, in its segment, reads the Ford analysis conducted based on the car registrations data collected by Polk, according to a press release. ‘European clients bought over 38,000 B-MAX compact mono-volumes during the first six months of 2013, and the rise in the sales ranked them the first in the category, on the German and the UK markets, in the Q2, informs Ford Romania in a release sent to Agerpres. According to the above-mentioned source, over 80 percent of the sold B-MAX cars are SYNC Emergency Assistance equipped. 43 percent of them are available with the new 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine of the Ford EcoBoost family, and 22 percent are Active City Stop System equipped. B-MAX production began at the Ford Factory in Craiova, in mid 2012, and it was launched on all the European markets in Nov, of the same year. Company officials say that B-Max tops sales of Citroen C3 Picasso, Fiat 500L, Honda Jazz and Opel Vauxhall Meriva, in H1 of this year.

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