Ford has added a new 150PS TDI diesel engine to its seven-seat people carrier, the Ford Galaxy.

The new 150PS 1.9-litre turbodiesel variant is available to order from February 9th, in both Zetec and Ghia models from £23,155 and £24,655 respectively. The Galaxy now boasts a selection of seven engine options as well as transmission choices that include five and six-speed manuals, a four-speed automatic and five-speed select-shift automatic.

With 150PS and 310Nm of torque, the powertrain provides Galaxy with a new top speed of 124 mph and improved acceleration of 0-62 mph in 11.9 sec. Fuel consumption is rated at 44.9 mpg combined, 34.9 mpg urban, 54.3 mpg extra urban with CO2 emissions of 170 grams per kilometre in the combined mode.

Galaxy technologies include standard air conditioning (dual-zone automatic temperature control on Ghia models), an array of satellite navigation and audio systems, DVD rear-seat multi-media entertainment, Xenon headlamps and park assist. The Galaxy continues to offer up to four integrated child seats on the second and third seating rows for children between 11 months and 12 years of age.