New Features Further Enhance Safety and Comfort

From the outset the new Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy were designed and developed to offer customers a premium travelling experience and, to achieve this, an already compelling range of features in the previous models was updated and broadened for even greater safety and comfort.

Jörg Beyer, Ford of Europe's Vehicle Line Director for Large and Luxury Vehicles said: "The sheer number of Ford milestones we have delivered with the new S-MAX and Galaxy, in terms of vehicle design, powertrain technology and features, is big enough to make you think they are all-new vehicles. Our European Ford flagships deserve this treatment - and we are convinced that our customers will certainly appreciate it."

The new S-MAX and Galaxy are Ford of Europe's first vehicles to feature the new Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®). This radar-based facility encourages a driver to be even more conscientious in checking over their shoulder by warning of vehicles in their blind spot area. Also, the new Adjustable Speed Limiter Device (ASLD) is designed to help drivers set, and then not exceed, specific speed limits unintentionally - another first for Ford of Europe.

Taking full advantage of the Ford S-MAX and Galaxy Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus electrical system capabilities, Ford is introducing an optional Rear Door Power Child Lock system with the new models. With this, the rear power window deactivation switch in the driver's door panel also combines with rear door power lock activation.

High series versions of the new Ford S-MAX feature extensive applications of Light Emitting Diode technology, with LED daytime running lights as standard (optional on the Trend) and LED illumination inside. All versions fitted with the panorama roof also benefit.

High series versions of both the S-MAX and Galaxy are also equipped with powerful courtesy lights located on the lower inside corners of the tailgate to illuminate the load area and all versions of both S-MAX and Galaxy come with LED tail lights as standard.

Another new feature to contribute to 'First Class' travelling comfort is the Premium Sound System, which can be ordered for both Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy with High-Nav or Sony Audio system. DAB radio is also an optional feature.

The comfort of passengers in both vehicles was also paramount in enhancing the performance of the climate control system, which now features a new ventilated temperature and humidity sensor mounted in the steering column shroud for more sensitive control of the cabin air.

Additional trademark technologies already available on other Ford models are now being made available on S-MAX and Galaxy for the first time. These include the Rear View Camera, Ford Keyless System and the award-winning Ford EasyFuel capless refuelling system.

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