MK1 Overview

With a design philosophy of versitality and space, the MK1 Galaxy encompassed the spirit of a new motoring age. The interior is akin to the first class cabin of an aircraft, and this concept of first class travel has wide implications. Innovative technology, outstanding levels of luxury and comprehensive security makes the MK1 Galaxy a car that truly excelled in its class.

The MK1 Galaxy is distinguished by outstanding ergonomic design, finishing of the highest quality and a deep understanding of the driver's requirements. Sit behind the wheel and you're immediately aware of the car's excellent command position and the outstanding all-round visibility. The virtues of an adjustable rake and reach steering wheel,and a sweeping well appointed facia details the Galaxy's status at a glance and puts control literally at your fingertips. A sophisticated heating and ventilation system allows air distrubution programs to be selected that meet passengers' individual requirements. CFC-free air conditioning (where fitted) ensures that the cabin ambience stays fresh and comfortable throughout the longest of journeys.

Upon it's launch in 1995, the MK1 Galaxy was available in 3 standard trim levels. The Aspen model was available with 5 or 7 seats and came with a choice of 2.0i DOHC petrol or 1.9 TD intercooled engines coupled with 5-speed manual transmissions. An integrated immobiliser, central double locking, side impact beams, electric front windows and 2 additional 12v power points in the boot area were among the standard features. The GLX trim was only available in 7 seat format and added to the line up of engines available was the powerful 2.8i CD-V6 engine. Added othe the standard features was ABS, electric heated door mirrors, driver's airbag, swivelling front captains seats with fold up trays, rear cabin heater and an electric tilt and slide sunroof. The Ghia model topped the initial range with the same choice of powerplants as the GLX model. Only avvailable initially with 6 captains seats, extra luxury features added were traction control, remote central locking, Quickclear heated front screen, alloy wheels, graphic information module, electric front, rear and quarter vents with global closing and a remote control radio cassette player with CD changer controls.

During it's lifespan, the MK1 Galaxy added more refinement to it's lineup with added standard features and extra model availibility. In 1996, Ford's proven 2.3i DOHC engine was added as an option to the range and 7 seats became standard on the Ghia model. 1997 saw the introduction of the Si model in 2.3i & 2.8i V6 variants and sorted side skirts, front and rear spoilers, sports seats and chrome interior inserts. '97 also saw the launch of the 4x4 Galaxy, available only in 2.8i V6 Ghia or new Ghia X specification. The Ghia X option came with climate control and electric sunroof, heated front seats. Range topping Ultima model was equipped with 6 leather captains seats and extra wood effect interior trim.

1999 saw a revamp of the trim lineup with LX and Zetec replacing the Aspen and GLX respectively. Standard features were increased along with more luxurious seat fabrics and tinted rear windows across the range. Redesigned alloy wheels were added to the Ghia models along with cruise control and 6 CD autochanger. Zetec came with alloys now as standard along with air conditioning and separate rear heating controls. Two turbo diesel engines were also offered with a choice of 90 or 110 bhp.

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