Not so many of us knows the not so lucky history of the Ford flex. In those time when it was launched for the first time, it camed with a vision as a nicely arranged family SUV with a quite reasonable price. Unfortunately the vision have been failed. After that, it were another attempt, but that hasn’t brought the expected success either. Now, by some rumors the company announced the new 2018 Ford Flex. It is announced with a lot of noveltys inside and outside as well, with a stronger engine and better performance. We hope they going to have luck this time.
Exterior and Interior
The new Ford Flex will be based on the Ford D4 platform. This 5 door vehicle is coming with a much more lighter weight, since during the procedure they were using lightweight material. So from this we can see that the overall outside body will be different. It will keep it’s boxy shape, and will got different dimensions, comparing it to the previous model. The front fascia will be refreshed, as the bumper and a redesigned chrome grille. The headlights and the rear lights will have a facelift, and will be enriched with LED technology, with the main competitors 2019 Chevrolet Traverse, and Dodge Durango.
The new Ford Flex cabin style will be very stylish and elegant, but also with a lot of space inside. The upholstery is covered with fine leather, and with other quality materials. The seats will be covered with leather as well, and they going to be foldeable. The technology system will get also an updated version, with different tech gadgets, as the Bluetooth connectivity, satelite navigation system, the 4.2-inch touch-screen display, 12 speaker Sony sound system etc. Safety fetaures will appear in more serious condition, and could contain ABS, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring and a 6 airbag package.
2018 Ford Flex Engine and Performance
The base engine will be equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, what is capable to produce 287 hp and 254 pound-feet of torque. The engine could deliver 18 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg on the highway. The engine could be updated with twin turbochargers and that would be capable to produce 365 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be connected with a 6-speed automatic trnasmission.
Release Date and Price
The new Ford Flex could appear on the market in the beginning of the 2018 year. The basic price for the new Flex could be between $30,000 and $38,000.