The large multi-purpose vehicle that slots above the C-Max, the 2016 Ford Galaxy will not be available to the market within the United States. It is suspected that the new Galaxy will arrive on showroom floors as a new vehicle that will increase in size. The vehicle will be constructed upon the CD4 platform and will share a few of the underpinnings an exterior styling of the Mondeo/Fusion.
2016 Ford Galaxy Engine Specs
According to insiders within the industry, the 2016 Ford Galaxy will allow consumers to choose between diesel and gas engines. More than likely the gas powered engine options will be 1.5 liter and 2.0 liter respectively with a diesel option of a 2.0 liter engine. The 1.5 liter I-4 EcoBoost could plausibly deliver an output of 160 horsepower as the 2.0 liter TDCi I-4 engine would provide 161 horsepower. The engine options would be intelligently coupled with a dual clutch six speed automatic transmission as the option of front wheel drive will be offer singularly.
According to European numbers, the smaller of EcoBoost engines is able to deliver a fuel economy of 28mpg combined. Industry experts contend that within the United States the figures regarding this aspect would be lower.
2016 Ford Galaxy Exterior and Interior Redesign
The exterior of the multi-purpose vehicle will increase as it also becomes refreshed. The front of the vehicle will gain a trapezoidal grille as well as a speculated lower nose. The sweptback windshield will be widened as the headlights become laidback and the rear will gain Mondeo like tail lights.
The interior of the cabin will still be able to seat seven comfortably. The basic interior design and material options will remain basically unaltered; although the flat top angular dash is predicted to become less sporty than the model versions before it. Navigation and a touchscreen will not be standard features with this vehicle and will cost consumers an average of $2,000 in order to have them added to a trim level. A DVD system whose screens would be hosted within the head rests of the front seats is another pricing option that is available to consumers.
The cargo space of the vehicle is quite abundant, especially when the rear seating is folded downward. The visibility of the driver has been improved due to the increased sizes of the rear and front windshields as well as due to the raising of the driver’s seat. Additionally the comfort of the driver has been increased with the amount of adjustable capabilities of their seat and the steering wheel.
The new 2016 Ford Galaxy does not lack in the area of safety, standard features include: stability control, cruise control, anti-lock brakes and an airbag system. Optional package safety features include the following: departure warning with forward alert (this is a component of the driver assistance package), electric park brake, adaptive cruise control, power fold mirrors, blind spot monitors, a rearview camera and more.
2016 Ford Galaxy Release Date and Price
Although the official pricing has yet to be released, it is predicted that the cost of a 2016 Ford Galaxy will be within the range of $40,000 to $50,000. This pricing is based upon the vehicle’s primary market, which is European and it is well known that vehicles are priced much higher there.