The seven-seater’s appeal was enhanced last year with the option of an automatic gearbox for the 2.0 TDCI engine plus a powerful 175PS 2.2-litre diesel engine. New features like USB connectivity and Sony CD with DAB radio were also added to enhance the portfolio of options available.
BusinessCar Editor-in-Chief, Tristan Young, said: “This third MPV win in a row for the Galaxy shows the high regard it holds in the business car community. The recent additions of a new diesel engine and all-important automatic gearbox will only enhance the Galaxy’s appeal during 2009.”
Ford Galaxy dominates both fleet and retail sectors taking a staggering overall 51.2 per cent segment share in January 2009 (40.1 per cent in Jan 08). The new company car tax changes from April will help to boost sales further as Galaxy is the only vehicle within its segment to offer a sub-160 CO2 g/km engine (2.0 TDCi 140PS TDCi/159 CO2 g/km) across its full range.
From February the popular 2.0 TDCi 140PS six-speed automatic version will also benefit from an improvement in CO2 from 196 g/km to 189 g/km. Prices for the Galaxy range start from £21,295.00.