FORD has announced upgrades for its SâMax sports activity vehicle and Galaxy people mover with front-end design tweeks, improved front seats designed to help back-pain sufferers and the latest advances in connectivity.
For the 2020 model year, both models come with a revised upper front facia with a bright chrome upper grille and foglamp surrounds while more sporty ST-Line models feature a honeycomb upper grille with a black surround and black foglamp surrounds.
The range-topping S-Max Vignale gets its own unique front-end treatment with a "flying V" signature upper grille and satin chrome surrounds for the grille and foglamps.
Zetec and Titanium variants feature new 18-way adjustable driver and front passenger seats which, according to Ford, can help provide relief for back pain-sufferers on the road, having achieved recognition from an independent testing committee of medical experts from a leading German spinal health organisation.
Adjustment includes height, length and inclination, in addition to back, neck and thigh support. The four-way lumbar adjustment is controlled electronically from a switch on the seat's side.
The latest FordPass Connect system is available as an option and, in addition to providing WiFi hotspot capability, the technology allows a range of features including notifications of hazards including road works, broken down vehicles, animals, pedestrians and objects in the road. Even hazardous driving conditions are delivered to the vehicle over-the-air, giving drivers advanced warning of developing situations beyond their field of vision.
Pre-Collision Assist, which helps detect vehicle and pedestrian obstructions earlier, is now fitted as standard across both ranges.
The latest S-Max and Galaxy models are available to order now priced from £30,490 and £33,210 respectively.