New Generation Ford Galaxy Debuted For European Market

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The American motor-car manufacturer has officially presented completely new passenger van Ford Galaxy of 2015 model year in which interior seven full seats are established.

The exterior of the novelty has nothing to say, since the exterior of the new generation of the minivan has not changed much, having inherited a number of stylistic solutions from the latest S-MAX and a radiator grille in the style of Aston Martin, which, combined with other cosmetic enhancements, gives a more upscale look to the car.

Ideal Shuttle For Seven

Since the model is a van and primarily designed for the transportation of a group of people, Ford specialists focused on creating a spacious cabin in which seven full-sized seats were placed, with the possibility of folding the second and third rows, if necessary, to transport a bulky cargo.

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Under the trunk floor there is another concealed compartment with a volume of 0.7 cu ft, while the pockets of the doors are adapted to accommodate 0.4 gal bottles. Special compartments are located under the seats, as well as increased storage space above the instrument panel together with the mobile compartment on the center console.

In the new car there is also a unique third row of seats that rise from the boot floor “by a light push of a button” – as Ford claims, this is a novelty in the MPV segment. In addition, the second and third row of seats can be folded by pressing a button on the center console.

Inside, Ford replaced the traditional dashboard with a new 10-inch digital display.

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Fuel-efficient engines

Competitors of the new Ford are Seat Alhambra and Volkswagen Sharan. The Galaxy is created on the C/D platform, which lies at the heart of the new Fusion. The Galaxy also uses Ford’s integrated adjustable rear suspension, the same as the S-Max and Mondeo/Fusion. The manufacturer claims that the system “provides a smoother ride and lower noise”.

The new Galaxy will be accelerated by a 2,0-liter diesel TDCi Biturbo with a power of 207 hp. This engine will also be available in lower power versions – 118 hp, 148 hp. And 178 hp.
Other options include a petrol 158-horsepower 1.5-liter EcoBoost and a 2.0-liter 237-horsepower EcoBoost. The entire range of Galaxy engines meets Euro 6 standards.

The new Galaxy is available in the Zetec, Titanium and Titanium X trim levels. The basic Zetec package includes 17-inch alloy wheels, the SYNC 2 multimedia system, front and rear park sensors, dual-zone air conditioning and sports seats.

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