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davidChief
03-01-2005, 02:33 AM
Rumour has it that Ford will show a concept version of the Galaxy replacement at Geneva. I found this pic on Detroit News.. not sure if it is genuine. Apparently the official pics will be released at midnight tonight.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.detnews.com/pix/2005/03/01/biz/b001-ford-0305n_03-01-2005_F54JBEV.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>High res pics now up:<br><A HREF="http://www.forddesktops.com/default.asp?a=search&k=SAV+Concept" TARGET="_blank">http://www.forddesktops.com/de...ncept</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by davidChief at 5:30 AM 3/1/2005</i>

davidChief
03-01-2005, 02:35 AM
Also, from AutoWeek<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ford Europe could launch an SUV-style crossover. The new vehicle will fit between the C-Max medium minivan and the next Galaxy large minivan.<p>At the Geneva auto show Ford will unveil a concept for the vehicle, which it calls an SAV, or sports activity vehicle.<p>The concept, which has a 5+2 seating configuration, is likely to become a production model, just like the C-Max concept first shown at the 2002 Paris auto show previewed the Focus C-Max. The C-Max went into production in 2003.<p>The SAV’s production version will debut in September at the IAA in Frankfurt along with a concept for a new seven-seat Galaxy.<p>At least four carmakers will show their ideas for SUV-style crossovers at this year’s Geneva show.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Adrokvs
03-01-2005, 03:41 AM
This is not actually the next Galaxy, its a show case for one of the models in the Mondeo range and is known as the SAV. Its a cross-over vehicle with 5-7 seats and is based on a C1-Plus platform (extended Focus-II platform). The Galaxy is known as a LPV (Luxury-Multi Purpose Vehicle) and will come as either a 5-7 seater. So I would say that the SAV Concept is in fact the D-MAX and the Galaxy is yet to come. Engines for the production SAV will be taken from the Mondeo and include:<p>2.0i I4 148PS Petrol<br>2.5i T5 205PS Petrol<p>1.6i I4 99PS TDCi<br>1.8i I4 115PS TDCi<br>2.0i I4 136PS TDCi<br>2.2i I4 153PS TDCi

davidChief
03-01-2005, 03:44 AM
I'm guessing there is a press embargo on pics. A few people seem to have them but nothing has really appeared on the net yet.

Adrokvs
03-01-2005, 04:39 AM
<A HREF="http://www.motor16.es/display/visualizzanews.php3?id=13904" TARGET="_blank">http://www.motor16.es/display/...13904</A>

mzoltarp
03-01-2005, 06:26 AM
Something like this could be trendy in the USA. It definitely has style that the American mainstream Fords lack.

davidChief
03-01-2005, 06:30 AM
High res pics now up:<br><A HREF="http://www.forddesktops.com/default.asp?a=search&k=SAV+Concept" TARGET="_blank">http://www.forddesktops.com/de...ncept</A>

JBlair
03-01-2005, 08:23 AM
This is beautiful, but it looks like something else, and I can't put my finger on what.<p>EDIT: OOOO I know!!! It looks a lot like the Citroen C4 and Airlounge concept.

62Lincoln
03-01-2005, 09:08 AM
I wish Ford would build something with this much style in the minivan class in the U.S. The Freestar is dead in the water compared to the Sienna and Odyssey. This model "rightsized" for the U.S. would be an instant contender.

CalinG7
03-01-2005, 12:32 PM
Man, that is the sporties minivan I've ever seen. Why can't Ford make a Freestar or something to look like this for the US.

Tidal
03-01-2005, 12:59 PM
The dashboard looks like it was taken directly from an Audi A4 cabriolet. Not a bad thing... Good to see Ford taking a bolder styling direction again, i was seriously disappointed with the new Focus, but the fog lights ( i think that's what they are, the small round ones ) don't look to good imo.<br>Hope those wheels make it to production though

ohme467
03-01-2005, 04:16 PM
even if this had a sliding door it would still look great

SV
03-01-2005, 04:57 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Adrokvs</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This is not actually the next Galaxy, its a show case for one of the models in the Mondeo range and is known as the SAV. Its a cross-over vehicle with 5-7 seats and is based on a C1-Plus platform (extended Focus-II platform). The Galaxy is known as a LPV (Luxury-Multi Purpose Vehicle) and will come as either a 5-7 seater. So I would say that the SAV Concept is in fact the D-MAX and the Galaxy is yet to come. Engines for the production SAV will be taken from the Mondeo and include:<p>2.0i I4 148PS Petrol<br>2.5i T5 205PS Petrol<p>1.6i I4 99PS TDCi<br>1.8i I4 115PS TDCi<br>2.0i I4 136PS TDCi<br>2.2i I4 153PS TDCi</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i thought the D-MAX was the galaxy replacement <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

piokor
03-01-2005, 07:40 PM
<I>Ford Europe will show a concept for what it calls a sports activity vehicle that could become a five-seat minivan positioned between the C-Max medium minivan and the Galaxy large minivan. <br></I> <p><A HREF="http://europe.autonews.com/article.cms?articleId=55543" TARGET="_blank">http://europe.autonews.com/art...55543</A><p>So it's not exactly a Galaxy replacement.

Hornbag
03-02-2005, 04:55 AM
I like this...<p>A people mover to be proud off! It has the looks, and the inside is very well done!

bolita
03-02-2005, 07:02 AM
This is one of the best Ford concepts in a long time. I hope that they are "testing waters" in Europe before taking this styling approach to the US.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Definitively Ford needs to replace the Freestar with something like this. <p>Another thing I just noticed, the Focus ST wheels seem to work for me on this concept! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

knihc2008
03-02-2005, 09:49 PM
i thought X5 when i saw it.

Hornbag
03-03-2005, 12:21 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i thought X5 when i saw it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>But un like the 500 (whick i like) and old Passat, thats not a bad thing! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
03-03-2005, 11:26 AM
Here is an article and some Hi-Res pics from Autoexpress:<p><A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/picture_library/dir_37/car_portal_pic_18838.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/p...8.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/picture_library/dir_37/car_portal_pic_18837.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/p...7.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/picture_library/dir_37/car_portal_pic_18839.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/p...9.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/picture_library/dir_37/car_portal_pic_18840.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/p...0.jpg</A><p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">FORD MPV GETS MONDEO LOOK<p>The first piece of the next-generation Mondeo jigsaw puzzle is in place. Take a look at Ford's stylish new MPV, unveiled at this week's Geneva Motor Show. <p>As well as premiering the new face of the family favourite saloon, the crossover people carrier seen here will soon become a production reality. We published spy shots of a prototype on test last week (issue 846), and the finished version will appear in UK dealers next year. It'll be the first model to be based on the next-generation Mondeo platform. <p>Called the SAV, the Swiss show car points the way to a new niche model, likely to be known as the S-MAX. It will be sold as a lifestyle vehicle to fit in the blue oval range between the conventional Mondeo and an all-new full-sized MPV, replacing the ageing Galaxy. <p>The SAV features enormous 21-inch alloy wheels, an aggressive nose and a reverse-angle C-pillar.<p>The sporty look is completed by a silver bumper insert and a roof spoiler at the back. <p>Inside, there's a Focus C-MAX-style dash and an auto gearstick with steering wheel-mounted selectors. The SAV has a row of three rear seats, but the centre chair can be slid backwards <br>electrically, as our picture reveals. With this 4+1 arrangement, the two remaining passengers can move their seats inwards for more space. While the production car will be less radical than the concept, the SAV's distinctive curved roof and swept-back headlights will become a reality. A simplified version of the seating system will feature, giving an advantage over key rivals. Meanwhile, the Mondeo chassis should ensure fine ride and handling. <p>The final version will debut later this year - possibly at September's Frankfurt Motor Show - with sales expected to start in around 12 months' time.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>

CalinG7
03-03-2005, 12:17 PM
I'm not sure I understand the strategy. Most of the new small Euro MPVs are 7-seaters but the C-Max seats 5. Now they're building a second, just slightly larger MPV that still seats 5. And they also have plans for a third, full-size MPV that will finally seat 7, even though the fullsize MPV segment in Europe is not that large, and probably dwindling as more consumers downsize, as has been the trend. Does anybody see the logic in this strategy?

Tidal
03-03-2005, 12:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CalinG7</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm not sure I understand the strategy. Most of the new small Euro MPVs are 7-seaters but the C-Max seats 5. Now they're building a second, just slightly larger MPV that still seats 5. And they also have plans for a third, full-size MPV that will finally seat 7, even though the fullsize MPV segment in Europe is not that large, and probably dwindling as more consumers downsize, as has been the trend. Does anybody see the logic in this strategy?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think they're splitting the Galaxy sales between the two. They will be based on the same platform, but whilst the Galaxy replacement is going for a more luxurious approach ( like the Chrysler T&C, Renault Grand Espace ) this will be oriented at people who want something sportier, don't really need 7 seats ( although i think the final version might have them, as an option ), but still want some of the versatility of an MPV , like say, a big Seat Altea. Personally, i see this as the European interpretation of the US Ford Freestyle.<p>Also, the fact that the C-Max has 5 seats really hasn't hurt it sales wise, it's been doing very well in fact.

Hornbag
03-04-2005, 05:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DVieira</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Also, the fact that the C-Max has 5 seats really hasn't hurt it sales wise, it's been doing very well in fact. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>So Martin Leach was right! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

Aidan
03-05-2005, 04:18 PM
Wow, I really hope this is the new design direction <br>Ford is taking as it makes up for the cop-out designs of the Fiesta, New Focus and the Mondeo.<br>C'mon Ford, Build it!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">