Galaxy Ford: history and model description
The first generation of minivans Galaxy Ford appearedin 1995. At the same time, Volkswagen presented its version of VW Sharan minivan. It can be noted that the development was carried out jointly by both companies. In this regard, the salons of cars Galaxy Ford and VW Sharan are in many respects identical. For example, a monumental panel or "trade-wind" console with its famous little buttons. The cars were in many respects similar to each other, and the developers of Ford decided to make a number of changes to the design of the car to enhance its personality.
In 1997, the interior was subject to modernizationcar interior. It got a more classical look, plastic designs appeared in the design, texture and color resembling metal, the instrument panel, seat shape, steering wheel and much more were changed. Significant rework touched the back of the car, for example, the configuration of the parking lights. To summarize, it is possible to note the advantages of the minivan Ford Galaxy (photo) - this is an excellent overview from the driver's seat, ease of operation and smooth running.
On the described changes, the constructors do notstopped, and in 1999 the automotive market met an entirely new model of the minivan. Now the modernization of the Galaxy Ford is expressed in the individual features of the exterior appearance of the car. The design of the body, interior was changed. Instead of smooth forms, motorists saw sharp and straight lines, rectangular optics.
In 2006, at the Geneva Motor Showpresented Galaxy Ford second generation, and in 2010, and this model has undergone minor changes in terms of design. The new Ford has become much larger than its predecessors, received a new engine. The appearance of the minivan is characterized by straight lines and sharp angles. A wide bumper air intake, chopped headlamps, chrome lining - all this added to the look of the Ford Galaxy sport car notes.
Characteristics of the Ford Galaxy: this seven-seater with the ability to carry cargo up to 2325 liters, has a good maneuverability.
The range of engines is as follows: petrol with a volume of 2.3 and 2.8 liters (power from 116 to 204 hp), turbodiesel with a volume of 1.9 liters. Diesel engines are distinguished by turbochargers: simple (with a capacity of 90 hp) and a variable-geometry turbine (115 hp), fuel consumption of the latter is 10 liters per 100 km.
Minivans Galaxy Ford equipped with six-speedmechanical or five-speed automatic transmissions. The exception is a 2.3-liter gasoline engine, which is equipped with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. In all boxes with automatic switching, manual Select Shift mode is provided.
Suspension is characterized by clarity and speedreaction, smooth running. Systems ABS, EBV (electronic distribution of braking force), as well as EDS (dynamic stabilization) are included in the standard equipment of the car.
Easy to operate Ford Galaxy, accuracyThe passage of turns is provided by electronic stabilization systems (ESP) and ABS. On the level of controllability, the minivan Galaxy corresponds to luxury cars. The car is equipped with airbags for the driver and front passenger in the basic configuration and side cushions as an option (Trend).