The Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 by perhaps the most famous of all car manufacturers, Henry Ford. His adoption of mass production and innovative use of assembly lines with each worker performing one single task meant cars could be produced more efficiently – meaning they were more affordable for drivers than ever before. He also famously told customers that they could have a Model T Ford in any color they wanted, “as long as it was black.”
Today, Ford is the USA’s second largest car manufacturer after General Motors, with worldwide headquarters near Detroit Michigan. Throughout its history, the marque has also enjoyed great success in all areas of motorsport including Formula One, rally cross and touring.
Ford has also focused on producing affordable family cars but with a certain number of executive saloons too and therefore a logical extension of the range was the spacious and practical Ford Galaxy. The car was first introduced in 1995 in Europe as a Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) with five doors, exceptionally flexible seating and a huge amount of storage space.