Ford Motor Company is once again offering the all-new 2017 Ford Galaxy. Past users of the Galaxy will agree with me (of course there’re some exceptions) that the Galaxy embodies luxury, refinement, spaciousness, and technological advancement. It is an ideal choice especially for large families looking for a reliable people-mover. Be my guest for today, and enjoy the piece that also includes crucial details like the expected release date and price, and a score of others.
Just like the 2016 Galaxy that was the first Galaxy to use the Ford’s latest global design language with slim-line headlamps, and a sophisticated grille, the new model also enables easy seat-and load configurations. All of these configurations can happen in a push of a button. For 2017, comfort is taken a notch higher courtesy of the upgraded materials and Ford’s Multi-Contour Seats function. Rear passengers also benefit from a smoother, quieter ride quality thanks to the integral link rear suspension system.
A score of driver-assistance systems are available for drivers including but not limited to Glare-Free Highbeam technology with the LED adaptive headlights. While retaining maximum illumination for other areas, this technology fades out light that could dazzle drivers of oncoming vehicles. The Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection helps drivers avoid impacts, or reduces the severity of some frontal collisions involving pedestrians and vehicles. Last, but certainly not the least, is the Intelligent Speed Limiter technology. This system adjusts the throttle to help drivers maintain legal speed limits and avoid fines when activated.
Another notable offering that makes optimizes precision and maneuverability is the Adaptive Steering technology. Throw in a powerful twin-turbocharged 2.0L TDCi diesel engine and you’ve got a truly dependable vehicle with car-like driving dynamics for an excellent driving feel in most driving situations. According to vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe – Roelant de Waard, “The refreshed Ford Galaxy has been constructed to ensure passengers get first-class safety, comfort, and versatility achieved through extensive use of witty innovations, and improved levels of refinement, efficiency, and dynamics.”
Ford has maximized usable interior space for passengers and luggage alike. And thanks to the control panel available in the cargo compartment, all the seats in the second- and third rows can easily be folded flat especially when additional cargo space is needed. All this is done through the push of a button, just like 2016 Galaxy users can attest to.
2017 Ford Galaxy Release Date & Price
Ford is keeping mum about the two details, at least as at the time of this review writing. Credible reports however say the new model lacks any significant changes over its immediate predecessor to warrant a notable price increase. As such, the new model should be expected to go for sale for around $29,000. As regards the release date, expect the new model sometime in the fall of 2017.
2017 Ford Galaxy Exterior
The exterior design of the new model, at least according to the Ford’s teaser images and spy photos, is sophisticated and contemporary. However, the same design language that highlighted the existing model is used. To present a strong, elegant, and mature character, the new model comes with slightly redesigned slim-line headlights that flow into the raised beltline. The exterior visibility has improved thanks to the redesigned thin window pillars and the impression given by the merging of the taillights and the window glass.
2017 Ford Galaxy Interior
While details of the interior are speculative at the moment, our spies managed to get photos that may tell us a thing or two about what we should expect. First, the interior design is sophisticated and mature. Detailing options are abundant and include charcoal metallic, aluminum, and silk black or high-gloss.
As before however, the new model returns with the driver-oriented ten-inch digital screen with animated rev-counter and analogue-style speedometer. Personalization and interaction can be customized through the 3D graphics and the display settings on the digital screen.
Three trims are available for the 2017 Ford Galaxy: Zetec, Titanium, and Titanium X.
Several engines are offered beneath the hood. The most popular choice being a 150-horsepower – generating diesel option. The other too is a diesel mill and generates 180 horsepower. The former is popular relative to the latter because of its good blend of efficiency, and performance without hurting the wallet.
Some of the safety features offered with the new Ford Galaxy 2017 include driver- and front-passenger airbags, driver-knee airbags, and second- and third-row airbags. Technologies include Ford’s MyKey technology, roll stability control, and curve control system. The MyKey technology enables drivers to program settings for audio volume, top speed, and incoming phone calls. More details will be offered on its release date.
Other Brand New Models
2017 Ford Edge – Ford is doing its best to update its lineup with fresh new vehicles and the Edge is one of them. You can find out more about the 2017 Ford Edge car with ease through our review.