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Ford Galaxy Vignale Announced

Ford has announced some new features and a new trim package for the Ford Galaxy people mover. The new specification is the Ford Galaxy Vignale that is offered in a signature specification. The Ford Galaxy is offered with the same 2.0-liter EcoBlue engine that was used last year with up to 240PS and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Galaxy Trend and Titanium models get new front passenger and driver seats that have 18-way adjustability. The seats have a seal of approval from a leading spinal health organization in Europe. Ford has equipped the Galaxy with the FordPass Connect modem.

That modem is a WiFi hotspot for up to ten devices and has support for Local Hazard information that can inform the driver of hazards in the area. The Galaxy Vignale model has a Salerno leather-wrapped instrument panel and center console with metal gray stitching. Aluminum interior appliques are fitted along with a heated steering wheel. The fancy front seats are also heated and cooled.

Galaxy models are easier to tell apart with a new bright chrome upper grille, and foglamp surrounds for the Galaxy Trend and Titanium models. The Galaxy Vignale model has a “flying V” signature upper grille with satin chrome surrounds on the grille and fog lamps. New alloy wheel offerings include 18-inch two-tone machined metal and pearl gray 15-spoke designs on Titanium versions.

The standard wheels are 17-inch two-tone machined metal and pearl gray 20-spoke units. The modem inside the Galaxy also allows the use of the FordPass mobile app that can find the vehicle, check fuel, and unlock doors, among other things. The Ford Galaxy people mover isn’t to be confused with the vintage muscle car, the Ford Galaxie.

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