and foremost among the goals of the design team of the new Galaxy
was to provide a true seven–seat vehicle that offers first–class
travel throughout. Another objective was to offer more space than
other vehicles in the segment without sacrificing a luxurious
and stylish exterior appearance.
Dynamic appearance – The wider track (1,589mm, +59mm front,/1,605
mm, + 81mm rear vs. previous model) is one of the features that
lend Galaxy a more dynamic appearance. Pronounced wheel arches
and the strong line which runs from behind the front wing to the
tail lamp strongly enhance the Galaxy's modern profile, and are
also typical elements of Ford's 'kinetic design' form language.
styling – The front end of the Galaxy is characterised
by its distinctively angled nose and dynamic headlamps which
give it a purposeful appearance. Fog lamps are encased neatly
in the lower bumper and set wide to each side, a trait which
expresses the vehicle's width and accentuates its lower stance.
can be specified with Ford's Adaptive Front Light System (AFLS)
as one of two lighting options. AFLS uses cost–effective
halogen lights which swivel according to the steering angle
– with up to 12 degrees of movement – to provide
better visibility around corners.
For high–series models, an optional Bi–Xenon Adaptive
Front Lighting system is available which includes additional
static cornering lights at speeds under 70 kph, plus automatic
headlamp levelling and washer jets.
Rear styling – Ford's Design team wanted to
create significant differentiation between Galaxy and the
new Ford S–MAX at the rear of the vehicle despite their
technical relationship. For Galaxy, this was accomplished
thanks to the higher roofline at the rear, and by stretching
the rear glass area down between the distinctive tail lamps.
The distinctive new tail lamp design complements the rear
screen and features a clear lens that creates a neat, jewelled
Panorama roof – A new feature for Galaxy
is an optional fixed glass panorama roof. Extending to just
above the backrest of the second row seat, this impressive
aperture gives the occupants an open, airy feel.
Large Glass Area – New Galaxy's spacious
and sophisticated appearance is enhanced by large windows
around the vehicle. These also allow more daylight into the
interior, enhancing the feeling of space. Optional second
and third row pull–up window blinds can also be specified.
Roof Carrier System – New Galaxy also
offers a specially designed roof carrier system which is integrated
into the roofline. C–channels with sliding crossbars
integrate neatly into the roofline. When not in use, the crossbars
can be positioned at the rear of the vehicle, and have been
aerodynamically developed to function as a spoiler. Air flow
management over the racks also helps to keep the rear window
clearer during wet driving conditions.
A Larger Galaxy – The new Galaxy's
overall length has increased by 179mm over the prior model
(4,820mm vs. 4,641mm). Vehicle width has increased by 60mm
(1,854mm vs. 1,794mm), giving Galaxy a more purposeful stance.
The overall height was reduced slightly – 14mm –
over the current model (1,676mm vs. 1,690mm).
Colours, Wheels and Tyres – The new
Ford Galaxy is available in a range of three solid and ten
optional metallic colours, depending on market and on series.
Depending on market and series, new Galaxy comes with either
16–inch steel or 16–inch and 17–inch alloy
wheels. A new range of wheelcovers for steel wheels and multi–spoke
alloy wheels have been specially designed to complement the
exterior design and stance of the new Galaxy.