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Ford updates S-Max and Galaxy with new engines

Ford’s S-Max and Galaxy MPVs have been updated to feature new engines and technologies.

Ford S-Max Vignale

Ford S-Max Vignale

Both models are now offered with Ford’s WLTP-tested 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, which replaces the previous Duratorq units and brings outputs covering 118bhp, 148bhp and 187bhp. A bi turbo version is also available with 237bhp.  The line-up will also be extended by the end of the year with 163bhp petrol engines.

Also available is a new eight-speed automatic transmission, designed for smoother shifting and operated using a rotary gear shift dial. A six-speed manual transmission is also offered for S-Max and Galaxy models, and both vehicles can be equipped with Ford’s Intelligent All Wheel Drive technology.

S-Max combined fuel and CO2 figures start from 55.4mpg and 134g/km for the 118bhp engine and 56.5mpg and 132g/km for the higher-power versions, with manual transmissions. The Galaxy’s official figures start from 55.4mpg and 135g/km for the 118bhp unit and 55.4mpg and 133g/km for the 148 and 187bhp variants.

New technology on offer includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go functionality, which is paired up with the eight-speed automatic.

Both models also offer a more effective Blind Spot Information System technology, new Ford ClearView Wiper System, and new Chrome Blue and Diffuse Silver colours.

Standard equipment now includes a four-inch LCDcolour instrument display while a 10-inch display panel is also available.

Other changes see Active Noise Cancellation technology now fitted as standard for S-Max Vignale models, in addition to S‑Max and Galaxy models equipped with the 237bhp engine.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.