It was only a couple of days ago when we shared some spy pics with the new Galaxy and now Ford has unveiled their all-new people mover which comes with seven full-size seats.

It was only a couple of days ago when we shared some spy pics with the new Galaxy and now Ford has unveiled their all-new people mover which comes with seven full-size seats.

There's not much to talk about in terms of design as the large MPV takes the evolutionary route and borrows some styling cues from the latest S-MAX. The Aston Martin-inspired grille makes it look more upscale while the subtle cosmetic tweaks provide the Galaxy with a slightly more upscale appearance.

Since this is a van, focus was on the spacious interior cabin that hosts seven full-size seats and the possibility of folding flat the second and third rows of seats necessary when carrying voluminous cargo. Underneath the boot floor there's a hidden storage which has a 20-liter capacity while the door bins can accommodate 1.5-liter bottles. There's also under-seat storage, more cargo room in the instrument panel top, along with a media storage area in the center stack for smartphones and various other similarly-sized devices.

The 2016 Ford Galaxy will be equipped as standard with a child-watch mirror while the new seat technology and contouring has increased headroom by 10mm for second and third row passengers. Moreover, those sitting on the third row seats enjoy an additional 40mm of headroom and have their own armrest storage bins and cup holders.

It comes with Ford's SYNC2 infotainment system with support for Voice Control and Emergency Assistance. At an additional cost, owners can configure the Galaxy with a hands-free liftgate that is opened or closed by a kicking motion underneath the rear bumper.

In terms of engines, the new Galaxy will be available with a 160 HP 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine along with a beefier 240 HP 2.0-liter EcoBoost. On the diesel side, there's a 2.0-liter TDCi with 120 HP, 150 HP and 180 HP, along with a more powerful bi-turbodiesel 2.0-liter TDCi generating 210 HP and 450 Nm.

As you would expect from a people-carrier, the 2016 Ford Galaxy is available with a generous array of safety & assistance systems, including second-row seat side airbags, Curve Control, Roll Stability Control, Intelligent Speed Limiter, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Cross Traffic Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Keeping Alert, Front Split View Camera along with Glare-Free Highbeam technology for the adaptive LED headlamps.

Additional details are available in the attached press release.

2016 Ford Galaxy goes official as an all-new model [video]