A prototype of the fourth generation Ford Galaxy has been spied undergoing testing ahead of next year's probable reveal as a 2016MY.

A prototype of the fourth generation Ford Galaxy has been spied undergoing testing ahead of next year's probable reveal as a 2016MY.

Looking larger than the model it will replace, the all-new Galaxy spotted here was still covered in a significant amount of camouflage but we expect the styling to be heavily influenced by the Focus facelift and the latest Mondeo. There's also a rakish windscreen combined with a gentle sloping roofline while the large side windows should provide excellent visibility.

It will come with the now familiar trapezoidal front grille and we can also see a pair of sweptback headlights and large taillights looking similar to those on the Fusion/Mondeo. It's the same story with the interior cabin which doesn't really bring anything new as the angular design from other models has been largely carried over.

Riding on the firm's CD4 platform, the 2016 Ford Galaxy will probably get just about the same engines as the new Mondeo so there will be 1.5- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engines and a 2.0-liter TDCi diesel.

An official launch is expected sometime next year, with the model likely going on sale late 2015 as a 2016MY. At the moment it's not known whether Ford will commercialize the new Galaxy in United States.

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