Ford reveals luxurious new Galaxy people carrier

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Ford has given its popular Galaxy seven-seater a complete overhaul, inside and out. Ford claims that the new model offers greater levels of luxury for passengers as well as a more practical seat setup, with owners able to rearrange the second and third row of seats more easily than before.

With space for seven adults, the Galaxy is one of the larger people carriers on sale, doing service in many families and on numerous taxi fleets. As a result, in updating this MPV Ford has improved refinement levels and boosted the amount of room available for those in the middle and rear rows of seats.

All five rear seats can now be folded down using buttons in the boot, while the third row can also be raised automatically. Both rear rows of seats can also slide back and forth, while the middle row can be tilted too.

With a flat load floor and a number of useful storage cubbies under the seats, in the doors and beneath the floor, families should have more than enough space for all their children's paraphernalia, while parents can use a secondary rear view mirror to keep an eye on kids in the rear rows of seats.

Those in the front seats, however, can now benefit from massaging front seats, while an optional retractable panoramic glass roof should add to the luxurious feel.

The Galaxy should remain one of the more enjoyable people carriers to drive, too, the company states, thanks to its car-like handling. The range also gains a number of new engines including a powerful 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged diesel, which produces 207bhp and should give this large people carrier strong performance.

Other engines that will be available range from 118bhp, 148bhp and 178bhp 2.0-litre diesel units, along with a pair of turbocharged petrol motors; a 158bhp 1.5-litre and a 237bhp 2.0-litre.

All-new Ford Galaxy

All-new Ford Galaxy