The new Ford S-MAX and
Galaxy models, unveiled at the Brussels Motorshow, herald the arrival
of a series of new and innovative technologies and features that will
challenge established perceptions of what Ford cars feel like to sit in
and to drive.
designs, they feature new interior materials and features, a range of
more efficient powertrains and a host of driver-focused technologies
aimed at improving safety and comfort.
The 2010 S-MAX and
Galaxy are the first cars to be available with Ford's all-new, high
efficiency, 2.0-litre 203PS EcoBoost petrol engine. This joins new 115PS
and 163PS 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engines, with an updated 140PS
version arriving in the UK later. Additionally, the latest Ford
PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission system is available for the
first time on Ford's large car range; it will be standard equipment with
the EcoBoost petrol engine and optional with the 2.0 140PS and 2.0 163PS
A range of
innovative new safety and convenience features debut on versions of the
new S-MAX and Galaxy, including a Blind Spot Information System.
From launch in 2006 the S-MAX quickly established itself as a sporty,
high quality and well-equipped crossover that provided the benefits of a
people mover, but without sacrificing style or driving enjoyment. The
new model includes a strongly sculptured bonnet and all-new front facia,
emphasised by the bolder graphic of the gloss black, lower front
trapezoidal grille. A new lower front bumper includes distinctive LED
daytime running lights on high series models.
From the side,
S-MAX is instantly recognisable with a new chrome strip which surrounds
the whole glass area to enhance the car's sleek and sporty lines. The
new S-MAX has also been re-designed with a more dynamically profiled
tailgate, lower facia and new LED tail lights. Further distinguishing
the new SMAX is a horizontal satin chrome bar, which runs between the
LED tail lights and is embossed with the distinctive S-MAX logo.
The new Galaxy also features a re-designed frontal section. A new, more
sculptured bonnet combines with a new front fascia design incorporating
a bolder lower trapezoidal grille with inserts featuring subtle chrome
bars - and new-look fog lights. Titanium and Titanium X models are
differentiated further with chrome bars in the upper grille.
incorporates new bolder integrated silver rails for cross bars, while at
the rear, distinctive new LED lights and body-coloured lower fascia are
Economy: EcoBoost SCTi, Duratorq TDCi and PowerShift
Ford's new S-MAX and Galaxy are the first vehicles to offer an all-new
2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost SCTi engine, which heralds a new era in Ford's
petrol engine development.
lightweight all-aluminium construction, the latest-generation
high-pressure direct injection system, low-inertia turbocharging and
twin independent variable cam timing, the 2.0-litre EcoBoost has an
advanced combustion system which brings new levels of performance and
fuel efficiency to petrol engines in this power range.
Ford's new global family of efficient petrol engines. New Galaxy and
S-MAX are the first models in Europe to adopt this technology. The
2.0-litre EcoBoost SCTi combines petrol direct- injection, turbocharging
and twin variable camshaft timing to deliver a great blend of
efficiency, low emissions and performance feel."
Graham Hoare, Executive Director Powertrain, Ford of Europe
EcoBoost SCTi engine has a maximum output of 203PS at 5,500rpm, combined
with maximum torque of 300Nm, which is delivered across a broad
1,750-4,500 rpm range. With this new powertrain, the S-MAX achieves
0-62mph in 8.5sec (8.8sec for the Galaxy) and a top speed of 137mph
(135mph for the Galaxy.)
Yet even with this
responsive performance, fuel economy and CO2 emissions are
significantly improved. Compared with the previous 161PS 2.3-litre
automatic powertrain, CO2 is reduced by 19 per cent to
189g/km, even though the new 2.0-litre SCTi engine has over 25 per cent
more power. This translates into a combined fuel economy of just
34.8mpg* and an extra urban figure of 44.1 mpg*.
At the same time
Ford's diesel offering for the new S-MAX and Galaxy has been
significantly improved. The latest 2.0-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi engine
family is now available in three power levels - 115, 140 and 163PS – for
the first time. The new 115PS and 163PS Duratorq TDCi engines, with
Stage V emission rating, also deliver impressive fuel economy and CO2
With a combined consumption of 49.5mpg* and an average CO2
emission of 152g/km the new S-MAX and Galaxy, with six-speed manual
transmission, prove that it is possible to combine driving fun and
compelling performance with high efficiency. The upgraded 140PS version
with Stage V emission rating arrives in the UK later.
The efficient and
smooth-changing Ford PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission is a
perfect match for both the new petrol direct injection and common rail
diesel engines. It is standard with the new EcoBoost SCTi and available
as an option with the 140 and 163PS versions of the 2.0-litre Duratorq
The new S-MAX and
Galaxy will be on sale in the UK in April this year and prices will be
announced closer to launch.