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Ford claim 'first' on seat system as new Galaxy due in May

Published 08/04/2015 | 02:30

Ford Galaxy - on sale here next month
Ford Galaxy - on sale here next month

Ford's new Galaxy, officially unveiled last week, will go on sale here next month. The seven-seater is claimed to be the first in its segment to have a push-button system that can raise and fold the third-row seats.

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As revealed last week Ford are making big play of the driver assistance system that limits speed by scanning traffic signs and adjusting the throttle. The Galaxy will have that too.

A child-watch mirror which gives a wide-angle view of the passenger seats comes as standard.

The company's SYNC 2 with Voice Control system lets you use phone, climate, sat nav etc by speaking your commands (look forward to trying that out).

Drivers with arms full of shopping can open or close the boot by 'swinging' their foot/leg under the rear bumper.

Engines will include the new 2-litre 210PS bi-turbo diesel as well as three different power levels from the revised 2-litre TDCi (120PS, 150PS and 180PS).

Petrols include the 160PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost and 240PS 2-litre EcoBoost.

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