We have the official scoop on the 2010 Ford S-Max and 2010 Ford Galaxy facelifts due out next year. Pictures and details inside.
Ford is officially confirming earlier reports and leaked photos of the facelifted 2010 Ford S-Max and 2010 Ford Galaxy. As previously reported, the two models will take center stage at the 2010 Brussels Motor Show, and will appear with a new EcoBoost turbocharged engine.
"We've given both models a fresh new look and more premium appeal, but it is beneath the skin that the major changes have been made," said Ford Europe chief John Fleming. Fleming is referring to the new engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that benefits from direct-injection. Co-produced with Volvo, the engine replaces the 2.3-liter unit previously offered.
Also new is the 161-horsepower version of the improved 2.0-liter Duratorq TDCi diesel, which joins the 138hp and 113hp versions. As standard, the petrol engine will be paired with the PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission. This comes as an option when purchasing a diesel unit.
The petrol unit is rated at 34.8mpg, with extra urban driving leading to 44.1mpg. A 19 percent emissions reduction is seen, taking the figure to 189 grams per kilometer. With a diesel, fuel economy can be increased up to almost 50mpg, with emissions down to 152 g/km, according to the company.
Inside, drivers and passengers will notice new materials meant to be more "luxurious and dynamic." S-Max drivers will like the added storage space and powered sun blinds, and the available LED interior lighting.
Outside, customers of both vehicles should be happy with the facelift, including the new front fascia and freshened grille on each. S-Max fans will notice the optional LED daytime lights built into the re-designed front bumper, and the rear LED light cluster that extends further along the sides. Galaxy customers get new fog lights, rear LED light clusters, and a better-designed back end.
Expect the 2010 Ford S-Max and the 2010 Ford Galaxy to be released early next year.