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Updated Ford Galaxy available from less than £26,500

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Ford has given its Galaxy large seven-seater MPV a complete overhaul and introduced the option of all-wheel drive for added traction on slippery surfaces.

The new Galaxy is available to order now with prices starting from £26,445 and three trim levels on offer – Zetec, Titanium and Titanium X. Slotting above the new S-Max MPV in the Ford range, the Galaxy majors on providing plenty of interior space and high comfort levels, while its smaller sibling provides more sporty handling around corners.

A variety of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines will be available including 118bhp, 148bhp, 178bhp and 207bhp 2.0-litre diesels along with 158bhp 1.5-litre and 237bhp 2.0-litre petrol motors. All-wheel drive will be available with the manual 148bhp diesel and the 178bhp diesel, but only with an automatic gearbox.

The new car is claimed to boast class-leading refinement, high safety levels – with a number of driver assistance technologies – and should offer impressive amounts of interior space, with seven full-size seats. Practicality is also boosted by third row seats that pop up at the push of a button, making it easy for families to switch between maximum luggage and passenger space. 

Those in the two rearmost rows of seats also benefit from 10mm extra headroom over the outgoing car, while those in the front now get the option of massaging seats. The new Galaxy also gains a range of safety kit including Ford’s intelligent speed limiter, which scans road signs and helps drivers stay within the speed limit, along with a pre-collision system which can reduce the severity of frontal collisions and avoid some impacts altogether.

Another new addition on the Galaxy is the option of ‘front split view camera’ which displays the view around the car when pulling out of a space on the central eight-inch touchscreen media system.

Author: Christofer Lloyd

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