2017 Ford Galaxy MPV

Since 1995, Ford Galaxy has been meeting travel needs of large families. The large multi-purpose vehicle is one of the most sought-after family cars in Europe. According to the American carmaker, a new redesigned and modernized Galaxy is about to hit the market. Going with the name 2017 Ford Galaxy, the new MPV will achieve what the previous models haven’t achieved.




2017 Ford Galaxy Front
2017 Ford Galaxy – Improved Interior:

According to the American automobile manufacturer, the new Galaxy will be built on the same platform as Ford Mondeo and Ford S-Max. The vehicle should thus come with a strong body and innovative exterior features just like these two models. It will be slightly bigger than the outgoing model.

A redesigned trapezoidal grille and a remodeled bumper will be the things of great interest in the front end of 2017 Ford Galaxy. This end will look a bit aggressive with large air intakes and broader LED headlights. The rear end will resemble that of the Mondeo. Thus, you should expect a tailgate with a vertical fashion design.

The cabin of 2017 Ford Galaxy will be characterized by class and comfort. The 7-seater car will offer enough space for all passengers and their luggage. Seats will offer ultimate comfort with leather upholstery and other soft materials. Being well-positioned on the dashboard and with a better grip, the steering wheel will be more user-friendly than before.

The center console will spot a 10-inch touchscreen and a refurbished control segment with a host of buttons and knobs. A climate control system, a powerful audio system and a DVD player will be added to make your journeys more enjoyable. Other tech features include a navigation system, Wi-Fi & USB connectivity and a back view camera. In addition, 2017 Ford Galaxy will be equipped with both basic and advanced protection systems. There will be a cruise control, seatbelts, anti-theft alarm, remote security control, lane keep assist and airbags, among others.




2017 Ford Galaxy interior

2017 Ford Galaxy – Engine, Updates and Competition:

According to the automaker, the new Galaxy will come with three engine options. You should expect a 1.5-liter I4 petrol engine with a capacity of 160 hp and 220 lb-ft. Another highly anticipated engine is a 2.0-liter I4 petrol with a capacity of 203 hp and 190 lb-ft. The last option will be a 2.0-liter I4 diesel engine rated at 143 hp and 150 lb-ft.

A 6-speed automatic gearbox will be provided to transfer power to the wheels. This transmission system will support a front-wheel drive. With the most powerful engine, the car will take 9.0 seconds to accelerate from 0-60. As for the fuel economy and emissions, the car is touted to be fuel saving and environment-friendly. It will record 26 mpg in cities and 32 mpg on highways.

Competition:

The following cars are expected to limit sales of the upcoming Ford MPV: Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, Volkswagen Sharan, Peugeot 5008, Toyota Verso, SEAT Alhambra and Mazda5.

2017 Ford Galaxy side view

2017 Ford Galaxy – Date of Launch and Predicted Price:

The starting price of the new Galaxy will be around $25,000. As for the premium variants, do not expect to spend more than $35,000 on the top-notch model. On the side of release date, the large MPV will be available to customers towards the end of 2016.