We are living in bad times for minivans, and this type of family-focused vehicle has seen its market share reduced. The fanaticism for SUVs It has been the main responsible for the disappearance of minivans, and the few models that are still maintained have had to adapt to the new times: with a “crossover” appearance or betting on electrification.
The next minivans to leave are the Ford Max and Galaxy. Unfortunate news for drivers who continue to bet on this concept, as the news is official: The Ford S-Max and the Galaxy will stop being produced by 2023.
The Ford S-Max and Galaxy will stop production by 2023
Ford has started a transformation process in Europe where the protagonism will be given to the electric ones. A strategic plan where these minivans have no space. It is also worth mentioning that they are not the only vehicles that will cease to be produced, since Ford also confirmed that it will stop producing the Fiesta.
Particularly, in the case of S-Max and Galaxywill be discontinued between the first and second quarters of 2023. His departure will mean a reduction in Ford’s supply in the Old Continent, and the development of two new models that serve as substitutes is not planned.
Although the farewell will not be until 2023, the brand also confirmed that it has already closed the order book for both models. So there is only the available stock and the units that will be manufactured to meet current orders. It should also be mentioned that Both models are manufactured in Spain, in the facilities that Ford has in Almussafes, Valencia.
Ford closes an era
The first generation of Ford Galaxy came out in 1996 product of Ford’s cooperation with the Volkswagen Group. And since its launch, more than 820,000 units have been sold in Europe. For his part, the Ford S-Max saw the light in 2006and accumulates to date more than 570,000 units.
Both minivans received their last major update in 2021, bringing a self-charging hybrid (HEV) mechanics. During its last commercial stage, the prominence was given to the hybrid versions.
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