Ford Galaxy




Ford Galaxy

Year of production 1995 - ...

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Galaxy

Category: Limousine

Galaxy Mk1 (1995−2000)

The first Galaxy was designed as a joint venture product between Ford and the Volkswagen Group. Produced at the joint-ventureAutoEuropa plant in Palmela, Portugal, the vehicle was badge-engineered to create three vehicles: the Ford Galaxy; by Volkswagen Passenger Cars as the Volkswagen Sharan; and by SEAT as the Alhambra.

The Galaxy used predominantly Volkswagen Group mechanicals, most notably the 2.8 litre VR6 petrol engine from the top versions of the Volkswagen Golf, as well as Volkswagen Group's 1.9 litre Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) turbodiesel unit. Initially only the 2.0 litre inline-four petrol version used a Ford powerplant - this derived from the Ford I4 DOHC engine. In later years this unit was supplemented by a 2.3 litre 16-valve version first seen in the facelifted Ford Scorpio. This engine was transversially mounted (as with the MKV Escort RS2000) as opposed to longitudinal mounting like in the Ford Scorpio.

All of the VW Group-sourced engines were supplied with "Ford" badges on the rocker covers, despite being VW Group designs. Allautomatic transmissions were VW Group AG4 boxes, but manual gearboxes on all engines were VXT75 five-speed (modified versions of the trusted Ford MTX-75 five-speed set-up to suit the transverse engine layout).

The original interior used a mix of both Ford and VW Group components, using a Golf-derived instrument pack, and most of the switchgear, while the curved fascia moulding was of Ford design, heavily reminiscent of that used in the Ford Mondeo.

Public reaction

The Mk1 Ford Galaxy was rated in a 1999 Top Gear survey as the least satisfying car in UK.

Galaxy Mk2 (2000−2006)

A major redesign in 2000 saw the Galaxy distance itself from its Volkswagen Group platform-mates. The car adopted the Ford corporate front end, while the interior benefited from an all-new dash, utilising high-quality materials and a design akin to the third-generation Ford Mondeo, introduced at a similar time as the new Galaxy.

Also new engines were available across the range, the newer 24v VR6, along with VW Group's Pumpe-Düse (PD) TDI engines available in 90 bhp (67 kW; 91 PS) (only on LX models), 115 bhp (86 kW; 117 PS), 130 bhp (97 kW; 132 PS) and 150 bhp (112 kW; 152 PS) forms, these were matched to a six-speed manual transmission, a four-speed automatic transmission with manual sequential shift operation, and a five-speed automatic transmission (auto boxes were only available on 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) variant).

Galaxy Mk3 (2006−present)

The third generation Galaxy was introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, and went on sale alongside the shorter and lower Ford S-Max in June 2006.

The new Galaxy is larger than its predecessor and is a four pillar vehicle of only Ford's own design, with no Volkswagen Group content (Ford sold its stake in AutoEuropa back to the Volkswagen Group the year before). No longer produced at the AutoEuropa plant inPortugal, Europe's replacement Galaxy is assembled at a newly re-equipped plant alongside the Mondeo in Genk, Belgium. With the S-MAX catering to customers who require a sport-oriented multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), Ford were able to expand the Galaxy in every dimension without losing sales in size-conscious Europe.

Due to its size, Ford was unable to design the Galaxy using a full Kinetic Design format. However, Ford officially states that the car contains 'elements' of Kinetic Design, such as its trapezoidal grille, large wheelarches and angular headlights. No spare wheel is provided when buying this car; an aerosol sealant-foam is given to seal punctures until a new tyre can be purchased.

On the British television series Outnumbered, The Brockman family (main family) now own a Ford Galaxy in the 2011 series, replacing the Vauxhall Zafira they had in the older series.

Only Ford's own engines are used, all diesels being from the Duratorq family of engines in 100 PS (74 kW; 99 bhp) and 125 PS (92 kW; 123 bhp) 1.8 litre format, and also 130 PS (96 kW; 128 bhp) and 140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp) 2.0 TDCi versions, with 2.2 TDCi for more power. Three petrol engines are offered - the Duratec 2.0 145 PS (107 kW; 143 bhp) variant and 2.3 litre petrol 161 bhp (120 kW; 163 PS) engine, and now a new 203 PS (149 kW; 200 bhp) 2.0 EcoBoost for better acceleration, and higher speed, reaching 135 mph (217 km/h) and accelerating from 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds.

In the United Kingdom, the car was available in Edge, Zetec and Ghia trim levels. In February 2008, Ford announced that the Galaxy would be made available with the Titanium high series trim as seen on the Focus, C-MAX, Kuga, Mondeo and S-MAX ranges. The Titanium model is specified to the same level as the Ghia but adds a so-called 'techno' feel. At the same time the availability of a 175 PS (129 kW; 173 bhp) 2.2 TDCi engine option (joint design with PSA) was announced. The current trim levels available in the United Kingdom (November 2011) are Zetec, Titanium and Titanium X.

One major selling point of the Galaxy and S-MAX is the "FoldFlatSystem". This design allows the second- and third-row seats to fold flat into the floor, although this change in seating design reduces the load carrying capacity of the vehicle.

 

source: Wikipedia

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User's manuals (19) Add

Model Year Document Language Size Pages
Galaxy III 2011 galaxy owners manual.pdf English 9.9 MB 348
Galaxy III 2012 - 2013 galaxy iii 2012 2013 rychly pruvodce.pdf Czech 5.56 MB 22
Galaxy II 2012 - 2013 ford galaxy ii 2012 2013 navod k obsluze.pdf Czech 21.9 MB 362
Galaxy III 2012 galaxy iii 2012 navod k obsluze.pdf Czech 9.09 MB 364
Galaxy III 2011 - 2012 galaxy iii 2011 2012 rychly pruvodce.pdf Czech 4.24 MB 18
Galaxy III 2011 - 2012 galaxy iii 2011 2012 rychly pruvodce.pdf Czech 1.41 MB 18
Galaxy III 2011 - 2012 galaxy iii 2011 2012 navod k obsluze.pdf Czech 9.2 MB 364
Galaxy III 2011 galaxy iii 2011 navod k obsluze.pdf Czech 13.2 MB 322
Galaxy III 2010 - 2011 galaxy s max iii 2010 2011 navod k obsluze.pdf Czech 13.3 MB 320
Galaxy III 2010 galaxy 2010 rychly pruvodce.pdf Czech 4.23 MB 18
Galaxy III 2009 - 2010 galaxy navod k obsluze 2009 2010.pdf Czech 12.6 MB 294
Galaxy III 2009 galaxy navod k obsluze 2009.pdf Czech 6.79 MB 300
Galaxy 2008 - 2009 ford s max galaxy dokumentace k vozidlu.pdf Czech 12.6 MB 292
Galaxy 2008 ford s max galaxy dokumentace k vozidlu.pdf Czech 9.9 MB 308
Galaxy 2007 - 2008 ford s max galaxy dokumentace k vozidlu.pdf Czech 12 MB 304
Galaxy III 2006 - 2011 smax.pdf Czech 10.1 MB 364
Galaxy II 1995 - 2006 Ford GALAXY prirucka.pdf Czech 33.4 MB 71
Galaxy II ford galaxy ii prirucka.pdf Czech 254 MB 336
Galaxy from 1997 galaxymanual 1.pdf German 5.66 MB 77

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Galaxy II 1995 - 2006 ford galaxy elektricka schemata 04 2000 02 2006.zip Czech 74.5 MB
Galaxy II 1995 - 2006 Bufk u VW SHARAN v 1 5.pdf Czech 2.01 MB 57
Galaxy vw sharan ford galaxy seat alhambra.pdf Czech 96.7 MB 336
Galaxy II 2000 ford galaxy 2000.pdf Spanish 34.5 MB 307

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Galaxy from 1995 recenzeojetin fordgalaxy.doc Czech 142 KB 5

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Engines


Year Engine code Fuel [ccm] Cylinders [kW] [Nm] No. of
valves
2.0DOHC gasoline 1 998 4 / In-Line 85 kW 167 Nm 8
2.3i gasoline 2 295 4 / In-Line 108 kW 203 Nm 16
D1.9 TDI 1Z/AHU diesel 1 896 4 / In-Line 66 kW 202 Nm 8
1997 2000 D1.9 TDI AFN diesel 1 896 4 / In-Line 81 kW 235 Nm 8

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1997 Ford Galaxy I 1.9 (116 cui)

1 photos  |  6.47 l/100 km

Max speed 160 km/h. Weight 1 730 kg. Fuel diesel. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 1 896 ccm (116 cui), 4-cylinder, In-Line, D1.9 TDI 1Z/AHU.

1998 Ford Galaxy I 2.0 (122 cui)

2 photos  |  3 service books  |  11.84 l/100 km

Performance 85 kW (116 PS) at 5500 rpm. Max speed 177 km/h. Weight 1 779 kg. Fuel gasoline + LPG. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 1 998 ccm (122 cui), 4-cylinder, In-Line, 8-valves, 2.0 NSE, 2.0DOHC.

1997 Ford Galaxy I 1.9 (116 cui)

3 photos  |  4 service books  |  7.11 l/100 km

Performance 66 kW (90 PS) at 4000 rpm. Max speed 160 km/h. Weight 1 720 kg. Fuel diesel. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 1 896 ccm (116 cui), 4-cylinder, In-Line, D1.9 TDI 1Z/AHU.

2008 Ford Galaxy III

11 photos  |  5 service books  |  4 discussions  |  7.11 l/100 km

Fuel diesel. 6-speed Manual transmission.

2011 Ford Galaxy III

2 photos  |  5.35 l/100 km

Fuel diesel. 6-speed Manual transmission.

Timeline

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