The new Ford S-Max and Ford Galaxy on sale this month are the first Ford models to feature the Blind Spot Information System
The new Ford S-Max and Ford Galaxy on sale this month are the first Ford models to feature the Blind Spot Information System. The Ford Blind Spot Information System detects when a vehicle enters a blind spot zone that is defined on either side of the car. An LED warning light illuminates in the corresponding wing mirror to indicate the presence of a vehicle from a motorbike to a truck.Both the Ford Galaxy and Ford S-Max have been revised and updated. The biggest addition is the new 2.0 litre Ecoboost petrol engine which replaces the 2.3 litre in both models. This new turbocharged unit is more powerful and much cleaner. The engine in the Ford S-Max and the Ford Galaxy are 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 will be offered with both the STCi and the revised 2.0-litre TDCi diesel which comes in 113bhp, 138bhp and 161bhp guises. The Ford Galaxy and Ford S-Max have a blind spot information system unlike some similar systems. Ford’s system is specially designed to operate from speeds as low as 6mph making it particularly effective in congested urban conditions and stop-start driving on busy motorways where many collisions occur.