The new Ford S-MAX Hybrid will go on sale in Ireland in 2021
The new Ford S-MAX Hybrid will go on sale in Ireland in 2021

Ford Ireland has confirmed that the new Ford S-MAX Hybrid, will come to Ireland this May.

The hybrid version of Ford’s popular 7-seat MPV will use a petrol-electric powertrain that reduces CO2 emissions by more than 10 per cent (WLTP) when compared with the equivalent EcoBlue diesel powertrain. Fuel efficiency has been quoted at 6.4l/100km.

The new S-MAX Hybrid will be joined by a Ford Galaxy Hybrid, offering buyers even more space and fuel efficient hybrid powertrain.

No space has been compromised inside the vehicle despite the new technology, with easily configurable seating and load space combinations delivering up to 2,020 litres of load capacity behind the first row of seats.

The Hybrid combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine, 1.1 kWh lithium-ion battery, electric motor and the latest generation of Ford’s power-split transmission. Electric power is intelligently deployed to support petrol engine fuel efficiency or deliver silent, pure-electric driving for short periods depending on the scenario.

The 190 PS powertrain delivers 0‑100 km/h acceleration in 9.8 seconds.

Battery charge is automatically replenished by the petrol engine and by using regenerative charging technology when coasting or braking.

The new Galaxy Hybrid will use the same petrol-electric powertrain as the 2021 Ford S‑MAX Hybrid. It’s available in Titanium trim and delivers fuel efficiency from 6.5 l/100 km, CO2 emissions from 148g/km WLTP, and 0‑100 km/h acceleration in 10.0 seconds. 

Like the S-MAX Hybrid, the new Ford Galaxy Hybrid offers the full practicality of the rest of the Galaxy line-up, including 2,339 litres of cargo volume behind the first row of seats and 300 litres cargo volume with all seven seats in place. 

The new Ford S-MAX Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid are just two of 17 electrified vehicles Ford is introducing for customers in Europe by the end of 2021.

The Ford Galaxy Hybrid
The Ford Galaxy Hybrid