The car will be used to take people across Edinburgh Castle’s famous drawbridge and down the Esplanade for the nightly toast, which is traditionally the cue for proceedings to begin. Tattoo producer Brigadier David Allfrey, Major Jim Reid, the Lone Piper, a highland dancer and medieval waif will emerge from the B-Max.
Ford has been an official sponsor of the Tattoo since 2001, with the parade seen as one of the key dates in Edinburgh’s events calendar, watched by an estimated 100million people worldwide.
The Tattoo is the perfect way for people to get a first glimpse at Ford’s new model, with the car available to buy from dealerships next month. The new Ford B-Max currently holds the International Engine of the Year award, thanks to its innovative 120PS 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine.
Other noticeable features include the car’s unique Easy Access Door System, with passengers able to get in and out of the B-Max through an unobstructed 1.5-metre opening.
The B-Max has hinged front doors and rear sliding doors, with the company hoping to give people greater access to a car than they’ve ever had before.
The B-Max will be heavily featured at the Paris Motor Show next month. The B-Max also features Ford’s acclaimed SYNC voice-control system. The Ford B-Max has thrre trims for people to choose from – the B-Max Studio, the B-Max Zetec and the B-Max Titanium.
The B-Max is expected to be available to buy from dealerships from September 12.
Ford B-Max prices start from £12,995 for the B-Max Studio.
Buyers can get a Ford B-Max from Perrys Ford dealerships.