The Ford Galaxy was recently awarded best MPV by Professional Driver Magazine representing the UK's private hire, chauffeur and limousine business. This week the Ford Galaxy enters the annual MPG Marathon as Ford partners premium minicab fleet Addison Lee for the event. Addison Lee is the UK's biggest Ford Galaxy customer, with over 2,000 on the London company's fleet of 2,500 vehicles.
The Ford Galaxy accounts for 60 per cent of large MPVs sold in the UK, outselling its nearest competitor by six to one. Its Professional Driver recognition follows similar success in this year's awards by Business Car magazine, which made the Ford Galaxy best MPV for the fourth year running.
The Ford Galaxy has been revised and updated. The biggest addition is the new 2.0 litre Ecoboost petrol engine which replaces the 2.3 litre. This new turbocharged unit is more powerful and much cleaner. The engine in the Ford Galaxy is capable of 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds and returns an impressive 34.9mpg combined and co2 emissions of 189g/km. Ford's Powershift dual clutch automatic gearbox is offered with both the STCi and the revised 2.0-litre TDCi diesel which comes in 113bhp, 138bhp and 161bhp guises.