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Now production of the new S-MAX is already underway at the new plant, with deliveries set for this summer.

Curious to see what the new Galaxy will look like. Based on the current two models, it should look just like a S-MAX with a slightly modified lower front fascia and without much roofline slope at the rear. With all the new features of the S-Max, the new Galaxy should turn out to be a really nice minivan with sliding doors.

Looking at 2014 sales results there may just be a large minivan market for the New Galaxy in the US:

Chrysler Town & Country 138k - up 12.9%
Dodge Caravan 134k - up 8.2%
Toyota Sienna 124k - up 2.8%
Honda Odyssey 122k - down 4.8%

With a Lincoln variant of the New S-Max 7 passenger MPV that would replace the MKT wagon.
 

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Love the S-Max. But is a monovolumen, not a minivan. The main difference are those rear sliding doors in the american minivans. The customers love them. A people mover in USA must have those sliding, expensive, complicated and heavy doors. Is a shame because the S-Max and Galaxy can be a good adition to Ford-Lincoln line up in USA.
 

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Love the S-Max. But is a monovolumen, not a minivan. The main difference are those rear sliding doors in the american minivans. The customers love them. A people mover in USA must have those sliding, expensive, complicated and heavy doors. Is a shame because the S-Max and Galaxy can be a good adition to Ford-Lincoln line up in USA.
And that's an odd thing because in Europe with it's narrow parking spaces, one would think a sliding door would be more practical/desired. Now the New Transit Connect offers dual sliding doors, so to differentiate between the New S-Max and New Galaxy, we 'could' see sliding doors, which would allow the Galaxy to be sold in the US and China as a minivan where sliding doors rule. Right now it's a very low volume, not very profitable vehicle for Ford. And with the new One Ford plan, Ford must have bigger plans for this expensive to produce All New Galaxy model than moving about 30k annually in Europe.

The S-MAX could work for Lincoln with 4-doors for adults traveling in more spacious comfort, captains chairs in the rear, etc.
 

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The Galaxy is a small minivan, but it's not a cheaper minivan, I don't think they can make it work in the US. Not to mention the MPV look of European vans with the huge forward greenhouse is just not going to fly among customers here. The US market is flooded with crossovers which means there is very little room for anything other than a very specific type of minivan for customers who absolutely must have a minivan.

A Lincoln S-Max would be a bad idea, a 3rd row crossover this small is not a luxury vehicle Lincoln can sell. Please point out the other luxury MPVs sold in the US (let alone the rest of the world where MPVs are actually popular).
 
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