Both Ford and Volkswagen's designs were complete way back in 1992, and there are various photographs of the cars, as they appeard in 1995, in a range of magazines dating from 1992.
The Galaxy uses predominantly Volkswagen mechanicals, most notably the 2.8-litre VR6 petrol engine from the top versions of the VW Golf, as well as VW's 1.9-litre turbodiesel unit. Initially only the 2.0-litre Straight-4 petrol version used a Ford powerplant - this is derived from the Ford I4 DOHC engine. In later years this unit was supplemented by a 2.3-litre 16-valve version first seen in the facelifted Ford Scorpio. This engine was transversially mounted (as with the MKV Escort RS2000) as opposed to longitudinal mounting like in the Ford Scorpio.
All of the VW-sourced engines are supplied with "Ford" rocker covers, despite being of Volkswagen design. All automatic transmissions were VW AG4 boxes, but manual gearboxes on all engines were VXT75 5 speed (modified versions of the trusted Ford MT75 5 speed set-up to suit the transverse engine layout).