Ford will manufacture some 60,000 B-Max units in 2012 at its Romanian factory in Craiova, starting in the second quarter of the year, while in 2013 it will manufacture over 100,000 such units, Ford Romania President and CEO Jan Gijsen said.
In 2013, the factory will also increase its output of engines, so that it may manufacture engines for other Ford factories as well.
Early this month, a team of nearly 100 German and British engineers came to Craiova to work with the Ford factory and assist in starting off the manufacturing of the B-Max model in Romania and the EcoBoost engine.
The Ford Company last summer confirmed the mass production of the B-Max model at the Criova factory, of a 1l, three-cylinder low-consumption engine and a Class B model.
Ford B-Max is an innovative Class B model with a design that combines hinged front doors with sliding rear doors and an unprecedented 1.5 metre aperture, all achieved by integrating structural b-pillars into the doors themselves, which reinforces the structural integrity when close