2015 Ford Galaxy revealed
The brand-new Galaxy was revealed during a promotional video today
brand-new seven-seat MPV will reach the UK This particular summer offering S-Max-inspired looks along with also also efficient petrol along with also also diesel engines
The all-brand-new Ford Galaxy has been unveiled along with also also will go on sale This particular summer.
Taking clear styling cues through the smaller S-Max, the seven-seat Galaxy uses Ford’s brand-new family front-end design, that has a prominent front grille along with also also slim headlights.
The brand-new car also features a unique third row of seats which can be raised through the boot floor “at the touch of a button”, something Ford claims is actually a first inside MPV segment. In addition, both the second along with also also third row of seats can be folded flat via a button on the centre console.
Inside the cabin, Ford has replaced the older car’s traditional instrument cluster that has a brand-new 10in digital display, which can be customised.
The Galaxy’s flat load space has been enhanced thanks to an extra 20 litres of storage found beneath the boot floor. Door bins are also larger than before, while under-seat storage is actually also available.
Second along with also also third-row passengers inside Galaxy benefit through more headroom than before, by up to 40mm inside third row, while rearmost passengers also get their own armrest storage along with also also cup holders. Rear passengers also get their own temperature adjustment.
Ford’s Seat Alhambra along with also also Volkswagen Sharan rival is actually based on the Blue Oval’s global C/D platform, which also underpins the brand-new Mondeo. The Galaxy also uses Ford’s integral link rear suspension set-up, the same as that will found on the S-Max along with also also Mondeo. Ford says the system “delivers improved upon impact absorption for a smoother ride along with also also reduced noise levels”.
Self-levelling rear suspension is actually also available, while drivers can choose through Comfort, Normal or Sport driving modes via the firm’s Continuous Control Damping system. Adaptive electronic steering is actually also fitted.
The Galaxy’s suite of safety along with also also assistance technology has also been upgraded. brand-new adaptive front lighting features alongside parking aids, a cross traffic alert which warns drivers of obstacles when reversing, along with also also a front split-view camera system.
The Galaxy also features Ford’s Sync 2 infotainment system, along with also also the firm’s programmable MyKey is actually available.
Powering the brand-new Galaxy will be a 2.0-litre TDCi Biturbo diesel with 207bhp along with also also 332lb ft. The same engine will also be available in lower-powered single-turbocharger form along with also also offered with 118bhp, 148bhp along with also also 178bhp outputs.
Petrol options include Ford’s 158bhp 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine along with also also a 2.0-litre EcoBoost offering 237bhp. The entire Galaxy engine range meets Euro 6 emissions legislation, while Ford claims that will fuel economy along with also also CO2 emissions are also improved upon across the range.
Unlike the smaller S-Max, the vast majority of the Galaxy’s sales are likely to come through fleet rather than private sales. Because of This particular split, the idea’s understood that will no super-luxury Vignale type of the Galaxy will be offered.
Prices for the brand-new Ford Galaxy will be released closer to your vehicle’s launch date although we expect the brand-new type to raise the current entry-level cost of £25,670.
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