Updated Ford S-Max and Galaxy got new enginesSeptember 13, 2018
Both American minivans Ford S-Max and Galaxy can be equipped with a 2-cylinder engine with a capacity of 237 horsepower. One of the main innovations is the emergence of a new 2.0-liter diesel engine family EcoBlue.
We want to note that some time ago, various publications began to publish allegedly confirming information that the management of Ford is going to leave only one model of the minivan. That is, we can lose either S-Max or Galaxy. However, all this turned out to be completely untrue – recently, the official representatives of the brand denied these reports, saying that at the moment both of these cars remain in the ranks.
In the foreseeable future, we certainly will not hear such news about the termination of sales of one of these models. This week, the updated versions of American minivans will be presented. One of the main innovations is the emergence of a new 2.0-liter diesel engine family EcoBlue.
The new power plant will be offered in several versions, which differ in maximum power. Buyers will choose between the 118/148/187-hp version of this engine (in this case, one turbocharger will be installed). The most powerful performance of this engine will be able to give out 237 hp – this time the motor will already have 2 turbochargers. As a transmission it will be possible to choose either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission.
It is reported that, among other things, the engineers of the American automaker improved the suspension of minivans, reduced fuel consumption. Both S-Max and Galaxy can be equipped with adaptive cruise control (with the function of Stop & Go) – it is noteworthy that this system works only with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Novelties also received a modified function to control blind zones – now, vehicles can be found at an altitude of up to 18 meters. Also worth noting the presence of an electric parking brake, and an active noise reduction system, which is only available for a rich Vignale package.
European dealers Ford already accept orders for updated minivans. In addition to the usual versions of the car, you can also order a version of ST-Line (in the exterior / interior appear elements from the “charged” cars of the company).
Meanwhile, the new cross-station wagon Ford Focus Active appeared on the first images.