The year 2018 is revealing us the all new member of the Ford family named Ford Flex. This seven-seat crossover will hit the market with some drastic improvements, but most of the information we have got have been rumors. This vehicle has not been known as the best-selling, but, perhaps, this new model will change the history.
The new 2018 Ford Flex will undergo some changed when it comes to exterior design. This model, some would say oddly looking, will appear less boxy and more elegant and it will be a right choice if you are looking for a family vehicle. It will be based on the current Volvo-derived Ford D3 platform and stand on 17-inch aluminum wheels. It has also been rumored that it will acquire the Raptor’s face in the front fascia. The grille looks long and narrow. This combination of a SUV and van will have redesigned automatic headlights that will be using the LED technology. So, the new Flex will definitely keep its aggressive look, but improve its design in more elegant and modern direction.
The interior of the new 2018 Ford Flex will remain mostly the same as the one seen inside the current model. However, as a 2018 model it will have to provide certain interior and especially tech innovations. You will find massive and cozy seats, actually three-row seating, covered in cloth that will be able to take seven passengers. It can be said to be a very comfortable vehicle. High-quality materials can be expected and very bright ambient lighting. It will be equipped with the Ford’s SYNC infotainment system and various forms of entertainment, too. The new Flex will also offer the three-zone automatic climate control, the air-conditioning, AM/FM, MP3 player, CD player, Sony sound system and Bluetooth connectivity. When it comes to safety, there will be six airbags and a rearview camera.
In terms of engine, the standard 2018 Ford Flex will come with a 3.5-litre V-6 which will be able to make 285 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque. The optional version will have a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged Eco Boost V-6 used in 2018 Ford F-150, 2018 Ford Expedition, and 2019 Ford Transit, with 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. It will be geared with a six-speed Select Shift automatic transmission and offer either all-wheel-drive or the front-wheel-drive system. The safety and driver’s assist will be provided by various systems such as ABS, park assist, Traction control, blind-spot monitors, forward collision warning and 4-wheel disc brakes.
2018 Ford Flex Release Date and Price
The release date of the new 2018 Ford Flex will happen somewhere in the late 2017 or an early 2018. The price for Basic model starts at $31,375 and you can find Well-Equipped $39,470. This information is according to Edmunds. The most expensive one is Loaded and its starting price is $45,470.