Ford has updated the Galaxy and S-Max people carriers for 2019 with some mild cosmetic tweaks, new seats and some new technology.
The writing has been on the wall for Ford models that aren’t an SUV for some time, and the Ford C-Max and B-Max have already bitten the dust.
The next models to go seem likely to be the Ford Mondeo and the people carrying S-Max and Galaxy, but Ford gave the Mondeo a mild nip and tuck earlier this year to try and buy it bit more time, and now they’re doing the same with the S-Max and Galaxy (having pulled the same trick last year).
But this is no major overhaul for the MPV twins, just a nip and tuck to try and add showroom appeal, with mild cosmetic tweaks and some added equipment and technology.
Both get new grilles, with the S-Max a sporty black or satin chrome and the Galaxy with chrome detail, with different bumpers for each to differentiate them.
Inside there are new front seats which can be dropped in rows two and three at the touch of a button – and row three can be raised electrically in the Galaxy – seats which, say Ford, have been “tested by doctors and recommended to alleviate back pain“.
Pre-collision is now fitted as standard, Adaptive Cruise is an option and there’s a new WiFi Hotspot which can connect up to ten devices at once.
Under the bonnet nothing changes, with the same 2.0 litre diesel in 148bhp and 187bhp guises on offer, with either six-speed manual or eight-speed auto.
The updated S-Max and Galaxy are now on sale with prices from £30,490 and £33,210 respectively.