Ford Galaxy for Sale in Nigeria
The Ford Galaxy is a big multi-purpose vehicle introduced by Ford Motor Company in 1995. It has been sold across three generations with the latest generation introduced in 2006. The first generation of the Ford Galaxy was launched as a joint venture between Ford and the Volkswagen group built on the Volkswagen Group B-VX62 platform. As a vehicle manufactured specifically for the European market, the Ford Galaxy has earned a positive feedback from the customers worldwide as it is available in many automobile markets across the world. Ford Motor Company does not officially distribute Ford Galaxy in Nigeria. However, there are foreign used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used (Registered) Ford Galaxy cars are easily available across the country, and the fastest and easiest way to find the one best suited for you would be through Nigeria’s number one online premium vehicle marketplace, Carmudi.
What to know when Buying Ford Galaxy
Performance and Specifications of Ford Galaxy
The Ford Galaxy is offered in three trim levels: Zetec, Titanium and Titanium X. Available in a range of engine and drivetrain choices, customers are able to choose their own combination of power and efficiency. The entry level 1.6 liter Duratorq TDCi engine produces 114 hp and hits a top speed of 111 mph. The high performance 2.0 liter SCTi EcoBoost engine mated with Powershift 6-speed automatic transmission generates 200 hp and has a maximum speed of 135 mph. With an average fuel economy of the entry level and high-end engines is 54.3 and 34.9 mpg respectively, the Auto-Start-Stop technology saves up to 10% fuel by automatically switching off the engine when the Galaxy is stationary. The Ford Galaxy has the impressive Ford Eco Mode System which assesses the effect of your individual driving habits on fuel consumption and advises you on improving fuel economy.
How is the design of Ford Galaxy
The Ford Galaxy has a contemporary design with angled front and jewel eyed headlights giving it a dynamic profile. The front features a sleek grille with chrome detailing and a well sculpted bonnet adds a touch of elegance. The Ford Galaxy has been designed utilizing the Ford Kinetic Design language, which is perfected with a Quick-clear fast-demisting windscreen that ensures clear visibility to the driver. A number of wheel designs are available, and the alloy wheels are equipped with Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
The Ford Galaxy’s interior offers a perfect combination of exquisite design with a flexible and comfortable cabin. All three rows of seating provide ample head and legroom. The flexible seats can be arranged in 32 different ways allowing you to configure according to your individual needs. The Premium Sound System with high performance speakers and 90W sub-woofer enables you to enjoy highest quality sounds, while the child observation mirror in the front overhead console lets you keep an eye on young passengers.
What are the best features of the Ford Galaxy?
Two things stand out the most with the Ford Galaxy, and those would be technological advancement and safety.
The Ford Galaxy possesses some distinguishing technological features such as Cruise Control with Forward Alert and Enhanced Electronic Stability program, quickclear fast-demisting windscreen and child observation mirror.
With regards to safety, the Ford Galaxy has received a five star safety rating from Euro NCAP. It’s advanced Intelligent Protection System utilizes a range of technologies to ensure the safety of occupants including ultra-high strength steel safety cage, Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, collapsible steering column and pedals, Emergency Brake Assist and Emergency Brake Warning, auto-dimming rear view mirror, Lane Departure Warning, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert and Enhanced Electronic Stability program, Hill Start Assist, Blind Spot Information System, Advanced Airbag System, pretensioners, load limiting retractors and height adjustable seat belt mounts.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Ford Galaxy in Nigeria
The Ford Galaxy is made available by automobile dealers who import the vehicle into the country and those who sell the ones which have been used locally. The foreign used Ford Galaxy MPVs are known as Tokunbo or “Toks” and are a better choice as a result of the maintenance culture of the countries the vehicles are coming from. Another option would be the Nigerian used or “Registered” Ford Galaxy MPVs. For the Nigerian used ones, their prices are a lot cheaper than the foreign used ones, and could be in impressive road useable conditions. However, there are some Nigerian used Ford Galaxy MPVs which require a lot of repair. Hence, we advise our customers to have trusted automobile mechanics check out the vehicles before purchase is made.
The Best Ford Galaxy year to Buy
Best year of the Ford Galaxy is the current year of production, 2015. However, the 2015 generation has been in production since 2006, which would make any year of production between 2016 to 2015 of the Ford Galaxy some of the best years to purchase. The second generation of the Ford Galaxy is only a facelift version of the first generation Ford Galaxy, which would mean that they are one and the same vehicle. The first and second generation of the Ford Galaxy are equally brilliant vehicles to purchase.
Ford Galaxy Price in Nigeria
A vehicle originally designed for the European market, the Ford Galaxy there are quite a number of units of the Ford Galaxy in Sub Saharan Africa, with Nigeria having a large number of units. Prices of the Ford Galaxy, especially the used ones (Tokunbo and Nigerian used) depend on a number of factors, such as; port of entry, clearing cost, mileage, year of manufacture and the general state of the vehicle. Below is a price list of used Ford Galaxy vehicles in the Nigerian automobile market.
Foreign used (Tokunbo and Nigerian used (Registered) Ford Galaxy for sale in Nigeria
- 2006 Ford Galaxy – 2015 Ford Galaxy: N1,200,000 – N4,200,000
- 1995 Ford Galaxy – 2005 Ford Galaxy: N690,000 – N2,600,000
Overall impression of Ford Galaxy
The Ford Galaxy is a fun to drive MPV with a spacious, well equipped and versatile cabin. It boasts of a refined performance and high-quality interior making it suitable as a commercial and family vehicle. The Galaxy has reinvented the MPV class and gives a tough competition to its rivals including Seat Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan and Kia Carens.