Ford for the revised van sister models Ford S-Max and F ord Galaxy the Brussels Motor Show at the beginning of January. After the world premiere in Brussels, the new Ford Galaxy and Ford S-Max models are due to hit dealerships in spring 2010. However, prices have not yet been announced.
The S-Max will be sportier, the Galaxy more elegant
The Ford S-Max, by definition the sporty one among the large vans, should now appear even more dynamic. The kinetic design has been further developed for this purpose. The new Ford S-Max face is characterized by a more strongly contoured bonnet, a redesigned bumper that highlights the lower radiator mouth more clearly and the LED daytime running lights.
The side window fronts are now framed by a chrome band. At the rear of the new Ford S-Max has a redesigned tailgate that has significantly wider LED taillights. The S-Max logo is now emblazoned on a wide chrome bar.
The new Ford Galaxy has been transformed in a similar way. Here, too, the bonnet has been redesigned and the bumper redesigned. The integrated roof rails and the LD rear lights are also new. Chrome accents and body extensions in body color round off the new look.
New turbo gasoline engine, modernized diesel
The interventions under the sheet metal are more serious. The Galaxy and S-Max are the first European Ford models to benefit from the new Eco-Boost engines. The two-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine with turbocharging develops 203 hp and 300 Nm. This means that the S-Max should spurt from zero to 100 km /h in 8.5 seconds (Galaxy: 8.8 seconds). The maximum speed is given as 221 km /h (Galaxy: 217 km /h). The average consumption should be 8.1 liters (189 g /km CO2).
The revised four-cylinder common rail turbodiesel with 115 PS /300Nm, 140 PS /320 Nm and 163 PS /340 Nm compete and all meet the Euro 5 emissions standard. The average consumption of diesels, which are coupled with a manual six-speed gearbox as standard, should be 5.7 liters (152 g /km CO2).The two-liter petrol engine produces 145 hp and 190 Nm of torque.
Another new feature is the six-speed dual-clutch transmission, baptized by Ford PowerShift, which the turbo petrol engine carries as standard and which is available in the two powerful diesels Option is available.
Extended range of security systems
The new security systems include a side radar, a speed limiter and a child lock for the rear doors . Also new are a reversing camera, a keyless driver authorization system and a misfuelling protection. Ford is upgrading the interior with new colors and materials. The S-Max also has a glass panorama roof option and additional shelves in a roof console.