The Ford Flex being the full-size crossover is one demanding vehicle from Ford. The platform used for Flex was that of Fairlane which was revealed in 2005. The first generation Flex was released in 2007 but its sales started in 2008 as the 2009 model. It was the first car to have the characteristics of SUV and minivan and it successfully replaced the Freestar minivan. Ever since it’s launched, Flex has gone through plenty of redesigning which has made it a utility vehicle that we all love. The 2016 Ford Flex is coming soon. The changes in the model will not be significant. It is going to have the same boxy design as that of the first generation model but its fascia will be changed to some extent. The trim levels in which Flex will be available include SE, SEL, and Limited.
2016 Ford Flex – Exterior and Interior Design
2016 Ford Flex will have changes in the grille and dimensions but the taillights and the headlights will be completely redesigned. The contrasting colors will no longer be seen. The changes in the exterior are meant to make new generation Ford Flex look more powerful. Even the automakers itself said that this new model will have a futuristic appearance. The edges will be curvy, not sharp and new additions will be the indicator lights at the front and the back. 17 inch newly styled wheels will be provided. Now let’s move on to the cabin. It is going to have minimal changes. The same seat upholstery will be used but the best trim level will have the leather seats. 3 rows will be available and as the car has a boxy shape, the cabin space will be more. Wood accents will be seen in the high trim. The standard features are a 4.2-inch touchscreen, Sony audio system with 12 speakers. The safety features include rear view camera, 6 airbags, stability control, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, traction control, forward collision alert system, cruise control, and blind spot monitors, Bluetooth, WiFi. It is surely Americans most famous 3 row SUV that will continue to wow its fans even with the minor changes.
2016 Ford Flex – Engine and Performance
2016 Ford Flex will be available with 2 engine options. The first one is the 3.5 liter v6 engine with the 287 hp and torque of 254-pound feet. The second option is the 3.5 liters EcoBoost twin-turbocharged engine with direct injection. It can produce 365 hp and torque of 350-pound feet. Both of the engines will get the 6-speed auto transmission. Some even say that 9-speed transmission can be provided too. All will be available in the 4WD system.
2016 Ford Flex – Price and Release Date
The price for 2016 Ford Flex is likely to remain the same or lie between the same range as that of the current generation model. The basic trim level will be available in $29,000 but the price for SEL is $38,000 and that of Limited trim is $45,000. The expected release date of Ford Flex is by the end of 2015. This new generation model has everything good enough to wow the fans.