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The mass-market appeal of the Ford badge has ensured the Galaxy best-selling class status. Ford realises buyers are becoming more discerning though, so offers a new styling theme, called 'Kinetic'. We think it not a universal success -the back looks taller than the old car, despite it actually being lower. The new model is also wider and longer, and offers a choice of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Trims include LX, Zetec and Ghia (the latter actually proving the best-seller of the old car's range - in diesel guise, naturally). Rivals include the stylish Renault Espace, ageing Chrysler Voyager and the even older VW Sharan (actually the old Galaxy's twin). But it's not hard to see that compact MPVs have taken over the dominance once enjoyed by these large people carriers.

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