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Ford S-Max 2010 and Ford Galaxy 2010 revealed

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

The Ford S-Max and Galaxy get a facelift - and new engines - for 2010

Ford have been having a play with the Galaxy and the S-Max, and have revealed a facelift for 2010 but, more importantly, the Ecoboost engines.

The new Ecoboost engine does that great trick of offering more power for less emissions and decent economy. The new 2,0 litre model – badged up as the STCi – manages to deliver 200bhp and 221lb/ft of torque which gives a 0-60mph of not a lot over 8 seconds, an improvement of around 2.0 seconds on the outgoing 2.3 litre. It also manages to cut C02 emissions by 19% and manages 34.8mpg.

But it’s not just the petrol engine option that gets a work over; the diesels do too. The 2.0 litre comes in three versions – 113bhp, 118bhp and 161bhp – offering CO2 emissions as low as 152g/km and economy of 49.5 mpg. Good figures. Ford’s Powershift dual-clutch gearbox is standard on the 2.0 litre petrol and an option on the diesels.

But Ford haven’t stopped with the oily bits, they’ve also had a play all round for 2010. The interior now gets Ford’s clever Fold Flat System for the back two rows of seats improve load carrying. There are new colours and trim and the facia gets a redesign.

Outside there are LED tail-lights, with LED running lights at the front on top-end S-Max models. The bonnet and grills gets a tweak, and the Galaxy also gets new roof rails and fogs. The tailgate on the S-Max also gets a reshape. There are also some new toys, including a rear camera and blind-spot monitor.

Both the new S-Max and the new Galaxy will debut at the Brussels Motor Show in Janaury before going on sale.

All that Ford has to say is in the Ford S-Max and Ford Galaxy 2010 Press Release.

By Cars UK