The current model of the Galaxy has been around since 2006, so it is quite an old model when comparing it to today’s standards. The 2015 Ford Galaxy promises to change that with a new set of engines, more up to date styling as well as an improved interior. So far we know that the car will launch at the start of 2015 for a base price of around 30.000$ which means it will compete with cars that should be more luxurious than it.
2015 Ford Galaxy redesign
While there are no real photos of the car we can see from the concept and the prototypes that the car is not a bit longer and a bit shorter. It also features a brand new set of wheels as well as new front and rear bumper that give the 2015 Ford Galaxie a much more aggressive look.
You will still get enough room to seat 7 people in great comfort and you will also get the sporty sensation that the previous generation offered. There is a brand new satellite navigation system with an 8 inch touch screen as well as a new triple zone climate control for the more expensive models. Standard you will only get automatic climate control, no satellite navigation but a pretty good audio system.
2015 Ford Galaxie specs
While the previous generation of the Galaxy featured a set of quite old engines, the new model will get the all new EcoBoost series as well as the new 2 liter Duratorq. The base engine will most likely be a 1.5 liter EcoBoost with around 160 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. Options should include the 1.8 liter EcoBoost that develops 180 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque and also the most powerful of them all, the 2.3 liter EcoBoost with around 270 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The latter should be a detuned version of the Mustang engine.
The diesel engine will be a brand new 2 liter unit with around 170 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. This particular engine will be able to return at least 32 MPG on average while maintaining good performance.
The standard transmission in all models will be Ford’s 6 speed manual gearbox that will send most of its power to the front wheels. You will be able to opt for a 6 speed automatic unit that is quite smooth but that isn’t the fastest gearbox out there. There might be an all wheel drive system on the more expensive model but Ford hasn’t confirmed it just yet. This should be similar to that found on the current Taurus.