The new Ford Galaxy will be both longer and wider than the current car

Test mules for the new Ford Galaxy have been spotted out testing ahead of the car’s 2013-2014 launch. 

Seen here disguised under a cut-and-shut body that combines a new, more aggressive front end with panels derived from the current model, the new Galaxy, and its sister variant the S-Max, will sit on the new CD391 Mondeo’s platform.

The new Ford platform, which is both longer and wider than that of the existing Galaxy/S-Max, is expected to liberate more leg and elbow room. It will also feature new powertrains, including a more powerful 1.6-litre TDCi turbodiesel and possibly a 1.5 TDCi. 

A launch is pencilled in for the 2013 Frankfurt motor show.

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Ford Galaxy

The Ford Galaxy is a seven-seat MPV that's surprisingly easy to place on the road, despite its size. It isn't cheap though.

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17 July 2012

15 years ago, if you'd have told me there would be a Galaxy with a 1.5 diesel engine, I would've said that walking would be quicker! I'd probably have said the same for a small SUV with a 1.0 three cylinder engine (the EcoSport).

17 July 2012

What is the point of making a 1.5 if they already make a 1.6 ? These days nobody pays tax according to how many hundred cc their engine is ( not on new cars anyway).

17 July 2012

Uncle Mellow wrote:

What is the point of making a 1.5 if they already make a 1.6 ? These days nobody pays tax according to how many hundred cc their engine is ( not on new cars anyway).

It's a good question, and I know the 1.5TDCi will be used in the B-Max.

I believe that the 1.5TDCi is just another variant of the 1.6TDCi that we see in so many cars (not just Fords). However, it's the version used in the Indian market. By using this, Ford can reduce its economies of scale drastically, although I know that the 1.6TDCi is made in Dagenham. Hopefully the 1.5TDCi will be as well.

17 July 2012

I would have thought the Galaxy is big enough already.Then again those with more than one or two children might tell us otherwise.

17 July 2012

The 1st gen Ulysse was 4.40 long and it was a labeled a full-size, not medium-size MPV. Where is one supposed to park a 4.90 long behemoth? They shoudl be able to make something really spacious with the footprint of the Grand C-Max. And who cares if it doesn't look sporty. Give a nice interior, drivetrain and auto 'box to the Tourneo Connect, I would suggest.

17 July 2012

Having driven the current Galaxy (and for what it's worth, it's a fine car), I can honestly recall that it was plenty big enough inside and out for a small tennis tournament!!! Why does this one need to be bigger??? 

17 July 2012

It appears that the obesity around the globe is also happening to cars. We've seen this pattern with smaller cars already, as well as reversals of the trend from Mazda and Peugeot, but really Ford - the Galaxy does not need to be any bigger.

I see countless mums with children clambering about the car trying to park, and the size seriously harms their chances of parking successfully. Help these people out and downsize, don't upsize for the sake of it.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

17 July 2012

I can only think of one reason - America.

18 July 2012

Gawd!! ... Yet ANOTHER new vehicle that will be longer and wider than the one it replaces!! ...

Has anyone mentioned to these car manufacturers that the Government in this country has NOT graced us with a road and parking infrastructure that has also become bigger??

18 July 2012

Are they following BMW and making the 1.5 TDCi a 3-cyl version of the 2.0 engine?

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