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.
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.
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.
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.
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.