Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011 Ford Galaxy Review

Ford Europe has announced a new version of best-selling Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy, 2010 Brussels Show. New models and new developments elements of Ford's kinetic design new materials have an internal and a variety of energy sources more efficiently, and focus on the host driver on technology in safety and comfort.

The 2010 Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy models run a busy year for new products, Ford of Europe, but more importantly, to announce the arrival of a number of new and innovative features as they are introduced through year, will test the perception of what created the Ford wanted to sit and drive.

"We gave both models an attractive new look and high quality, but is under the skin that have made significant changes," said John Fleming, executive vice president and president and CEO of Ford Europe. S-MAX and Galaxy are the first models from Ford Europe for the benefit of our global family EcoBoost direct injection, turbocharged, gasoline engines deliver more power and performance of a smaller displacement engine, but with impressive fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. And this is just the beginning of the 2010 S-MAX and Galaxy history. "

These are the first cars available with all-new Ford, highly efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Produced 203 hp (149 kW), joins a significant improvement of 2.0-liter Duratorq TDCi Diesel 140 hp (103 kW), plus a new 163 hp (120 kW) variant. In addition, smooth and effortless Ford Powershift transmission dual wet clutch is available for the first time off the big Ford car, and it will be standard with EcoBoost petrol engine and optional for both diesel Duratorq .

A number of innovative safety and convenience of the first feature in the Ford range versions of the new Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy, including a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS ®) and new rear door safety locks electrical installations.

More typical exterior

The new S-MAX and Galaxy, Ford design team has made significant changes to improve the unique style and expressive of each vehicle's "kinetic design.

Since its inception in 2006, the Ford S-MAX has quickly established itself as a car without equal - a quality athletic, tall and well-equipped crossover that offers all the advantages of transporting persons, but without sacrificing style or pleasure driving.

The new model retains this tradition has been completely updated with changes in important details out, including a very sculpted hood and all-new front fascia, highlighted by bold graphics on the front grille glossy black trapezoidal lower.

This gives Ford S-MAX a distinctive new presence on the road and a new front fascia below, which is on high series models come with distinctive LED daytime running lights (optional for the Trend series), strengthens the position target of the car.

Side, the Ford S-MAX instantly recognizable and is now even with his window profile enhanced by a chrome strip that surrounds the entire glass surface to increase the sleek lines and sporty car.

The rear of the new Ford S-MAX has also been redesigned with a tailgate of a more dynamic, a kickstand, and new LED taillights that extend deep into the rear side walls, creating an even more sporty. Premium increase its appeal while still distinguish the new car is a horizontal bar in satin chrome, which extends between the LED rear lights and the logo printed with the distinctive S-MAX.

The new Ford Galaxy has also been redesigned front section, which highlights the appeal of the "first-class travel ', and, like many other significant details of the amendments to strengthen its role as Ford's full-size luxury seven seat people mover.

The new, more sculptural hood design combines a new Ford Galaxy front - including bolder front trapezoidal lower grille and adds a nice chromed bars - and the new-look fog lamps emphasize Ford's kinetic design language of influence. Titanium and Ghia models also differ in the upper grille with chrome bars as well.

The roof includes silver boldest new integrated cross rails, while in the rear, feature new LED lights and body-color lower fascia are standard equipment. series of Ghia and Titanium models are also additional chrome detailing on the side moldings and door handles.

More luxurious inside

As with the exterior reviewed, a real attention to detail and delivery of high quality are the key to the new interior of both models. new options carefully balanced color and materials to provide a luxurious feel and dynamic that distinguishes the individual personality of each model to meet customer tastes and requirements.

For both vehicles, the Ford FoldFlatSystem is standard for the second and, when present, the third row of seats.

Ford S-MAX models of large series get a new multifunctional head with a spacious storage console, sunglasses and a mirror shows children and a new sunroof in one piece equipped with awnings power. First large series of Ford S-MAX, and all models equipped with a sunroof, get a new system LED interior lighting.

Music lovers will enjoy the all new Ford Galaxy and S-MAX, Premium Sound System option that is built around an eight-channel amplifier with a total power of 265 watts, with a speaker system enhanced, including the center speaker Further in the center of the dashboard and a large subwoofer is mounted behind the left chair.

Loading through the rear door is also easier because the courtesy light mounted inside the new panel that illuminates when the door is opened.

New interior colors, graphics and materials available across all series and all have been selected to create an overall premium feel while maintaining the individuality of each model.

Power and Economy: SCTi EcoBoost, and Duratorq TDCi Powershift

Ford S-MAX and Galaxy offer a wide range of new powertrain technology developed by Ford provide a strong combination of fuel economy and lower emissions without compromising driving pleasure, the famous Ford.

These are the first cars to offer a new 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost engine SCTi that heralds a new era in the development of Ford's gasoline engine. With all the lightweight aluminum construction, the latest generation of high pressure direct injection system, low inertia turbo and twin cam timing independent variable, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost SCTi has an advanced combustion system that brings new levels of performance and fuel economy for petrol engines in this power range.

The 2.0-liter EcoBoost SCTi has a maximum power of 203 hp (149 kW) at 5,500 rpm, combined with a maximum torque of 300 Nm, delivered over a wide speed range 1750-4500. With this new engine Ford S-MAX reaches 0-100 km / h acceleration (0-62 mph) in 8.5 seconds (8.8 seconds for the Ford Galaxy) and a top speed of 221 kmh (137 mph ) - 217 km / h (135 mph) for the Ford Galaxy.

However, even with this performance of response, fuel economy and CO2 emissions of the new engine are substantially improved. Compared to the previous 161 hp 2.3-liter auto emissions, CO2 is reduced by 19 percent to 189 g / km, while the new 2.0-liter SCTI has more than 25 percent more power. This results in a combined fuel economy of only 8.1 l/100 km (34.8 miles per gallon) and extra-urban figure of 6.4 l/100 km (44.1 mpg).

At the same time offer a new diesel Ford S-MAX and Galaxy, has been significantly improved. Updated 2.0-liter Ford Duratorq TDCi engine family meets the Euro V emissions standards, and is also available in three power levels - 115, 140 and 163 hp (85, 103 and 120 kW) - for the first time .

Designed to deliver refined performance and low cost of ownership, the new Duratorq TDCi engines also offers impressive fuel economy and CO2 emissions. With a consumption of 5.7 l/100 km (49.5 mpg) and CO2 emissions by an average of 152 g / km, the new S-MAX and Galaxy, with a six-speed manual transmission, which proves it is possible to combine driving pleasure and impressive performance with high efficiency.

The change in transmission efficiency and good clutch Powershift dual wet Ford is a perfect match for gasoline direct injection and the new common rail diesel engines. It is standard with the new EcoBoost SCTI and also available as an option with the 140 and 163 hp (103 kW and 120) Version 2.0-liter Duratorq TDCi.

New features further enhance the safety and comfort

Since the beginning of the new Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy was designed and developed to offer customers a top quality travel experience to achieve this objective, a number of features that make compelling as the previous models updated and expanded for safety and comfort.

Joerg Beyer, of Ford vehicles in Europe's Vehicle Line Director-sized retailers said, "just a stage we have delivered the new Ford S-MAX and Galaxy, as well as vehicle engineering, technology and transmission capabilities, is large enough to do you think they are all new vehicles. Ford's European flagship deserve this treatment - and we are confident that our customers really appreciate it. "

The new S-MAX and Galaxy are the first vehicles with Ford's new Europe have Blind Spot Information System (BLIS ®). This radar-based installation encourages drivers to be more awareness in the control on the shoulder to warn the vehicles in your blind spot. In addition, the new device adjustable speed limiter (ASLD) is designed to help drivers, then do not exceed the speed limit without a specific intent - another first for Ford Europe.

Maximizing the Ford S-MAX and Galaxy Controller Area Network (CAN) bus system electrical capacity, Ford is introducing an optional safety rear door power system with new models. With this, turn the rear panel of the driver's door is also combined with the back of the electrical activation of the lock.

large series of versions using new functionality Ford S-MAX range of technology Light Emitting Diode with LED daytime running lights as standard (optional on Trend) and LED lighting inside. All versions are equipped with a sunroof also benefit.

versions of high-class S-MAX and Galaxy are also equipped with a powerful compliment to the lights located on the lower inside corners of the rear door to illuminate the loading area, and all versions of S-MAX and Galaxy are the tail lights LED series.

Another new feature to help the "First Class" Comfort Travel, Premium Sound System, which can be ordered for both Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy with the High-Nav or Sony audio system. DAB radio is also an option.

Comfort of passengers in both cars have also been instrumental in increasing the efficiency of climate control system, which now has a new ventilated temperature and humidity, which is mounted in the steering column shroud of more sensitive monitoring of cabin air.

complementary proprietary technologies already available on other Ford models are now available in the S-MAX and Galaxy for the first time. These include back-up camera, keyless entry system and Ford's award-winning Ford EasyFuel capless refueling system.

Sophisticated, flexible manufacturing

As with previous models, the new S-MAX and Galaxy share the same assembly line with the European Ford Mondeo, the Genk plant in Belgium.

A method for manufacturing highly sophisticated, flexible and thin to allow Ford to adjust the sequence and production of different vehicles in its range of luxury cars and big, which ensures that it can respond very quickly to changes customer demand.

More than 12 million cars were built at the Genk plant since it opened in 1964. The Belgian plant is one of the most modern factories of assembling cars in Europe, a cornerstone of Ford of Europe's strategy of lean manufacturing. It currently employs about 5,000 employees.

Pioneering new technologies

S-MAX and Galaxy were the first Ford vehicles to include elements of the theme of our style of 'Kinetic Design', "said John Fleming," Most importantly, have begun to change the way many people thought of the brand Ford.

"As they sit together Mondeo at the top of the Ford range in Europe, it is essential that we use these models again as pioneers in introducing new and innovative technologies that characterize Ford's ambitious schedule of product launches for 2010, "said Fleming.