Ford updated S-Max and Galaxy minivansOctober 8, 2019
Both models have noticeably transformed externally, and also received an expanded list of equipment, where there was a place for cloud services. With their help, cars can follow the road.
Ford has updated the S-Max and Galaxy minivans. From the “pre-reform” cars, their restyled versions are distinguished by a large grille and new bumpers, which have received more complex outlines. In the passenger compartment, instead of the traditional gear lever, a more modern washer now flaunts, and the seats have a new finish. Also, they now rely on ventilation and massage function, and in two trim levels the driver’s and front passenger’s seats can be adjusted immediately according to 18 parameters.
In addition, the updated minivans first received the technology of the FordPass built-in modem, which makes the car a kind of mobile Wi-Fi access point. You can connect up to ten devices to it if you wish.
But that’s not all. She is able to analyze the traffic situation with the help of a “cloud”: the car will collect information from various sources, and in case of danger it will promptly warn the driver before the sensors detect it or he himself.
Thanks to the new function, through the special smartphone application, you can monitor the location of the minivan and its condition. So, the system was taught to control the fuel level and keep track of the desired oil change date. Using a mobile phone, you can also open and close the doors of a car.
The range of available engines now has a more economical two-liter EcoBlue diesel engine with a return from 150 to 240 hp, combined in 8-speed automatic transmission. This transmission replaced the six-speed “robot”. In the “base” S-Max and Galaxy are equipped with 6-speed manual transmission.
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