2018 Ford Flex Likely To Keep Boxy Design
The Ford Flex was first introduced in 2009, it’s a strange hybrid of the car; a mixture between a wagon, minivan, and crossover. It really hasn’t sold that well over the last 7 years or so. There were rumors that Ford may even pull the plug, or at least introduce a completely new model for the 2018 model year, but they’ve done neither – what we have here is an updated or facelifted model from the predecessor, and it still isn’t pretty, despite having a front end that looks as though it’s been lifted directly from the Range Rover production line.
2018 Ford Flex Release date
The 2018 Ford Flex will be made available in the late part of 2017, or perhaps just squeezing into the early part of 2018; details haven’t yet officially been released, so we’re just looking at launches from previous years.
Ford Flex 2018 Price
The Flex will start in the region of $30,000 for the base model, and prices will rise to as much as $45,000 for the fully loaded flagship version, although of course, no doubt that FoMoCo will want to shift some numbers so expect discounts, even for the very latest model.
2018 Ford Flex Redesign and Сhanges
The new 2018 Flex will be built upon the Ford D4 platform, this means plenty of size and lots of legroom, it’s just a pity that Ford haven’t done much with the boxy styling.
They’ve made some attempt at trying to make it look better; a redesigned front grille and bumper and restyled headlights (with LED tech) gives the Flex a look of the ever popular Range Rover family, but from there backwards, it all goes wrong.
2018 Ford Flex Specs
Under the hood, we’ll see a 3.5 liter V6 that pumps out 287 BHP and 254 lb/ft of torque, gas mileage isn’t bad; 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway, this is helped by the 6-speed auto transmission. We’ve heard rumor that Ford may even add a couple of turbos, meaning 365 BHP and 350 lb/ft – that would be interesting!
2018 Ford Flex Interior
Inside the cabin, there will be luxury leather upholstery, Bluetooth, sat-nav and an updated infotainment system, although the touchscreen is rather small at just 4.2”. The usual safety features will be installed; forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, rearview camera, adaptive cruise… as to what we’ll get as standard, we aren’t yet sure, but Ford have got to equip it well to help raise those all important sales numbers.
What do you think of the styling of the Ford Flex? Is it as ugly as we think? Let us know in the comments