The Ford Flex is one of the more unusual models that are currently being sold on the market. However, even though most people who own one are extremely pleased with it, Ford hasn’t really managed to sold too many of them mostly because of the unusual design, the 2016 Ford Flex will continue this tradition delivering unique looks.
It is good to see that this car maker is trying with one of unique models even it is not selling that well, Ford is still going to go through and make a new model that is going to better imitate the cars of the 1950s. The biggest news with this one is the fact that the new 2016 Ford Flex is possibly going to get a version that is going to be very similar in design to the older models and include more of wood accents.
2016 Ford Flex
Changes on the new version are going to include a fresh new design which is still going to be quite similar to the current generation but with new details such as the wooden boards on the sides as well as new front and rear end segments that are going to make it look like a new car. This won’t be everything though because the new Flex is also very likely to sit on a new platform which could mean that it will finally move to a more efficient design. This new platform might be the same like the one of the Fusion, so even though the power level and engines are likely to be kept, the towing capacity of the car could go down slightly. The price might also take a hit, so from the current $30,000 it may go down to around $26,000 which could open a new market for the car.
Review Of 2016 Ford Flex
Let’s start with the exterior because this is going to be the most interesting part on the 2016 Ford Flex. While the basic box shape is going to be kept, the front end of the car will change in order to be more similar to that of the 1950s models. The headlights as well as the grille are going to be formed from a single piece while the headlights are going to use Xenon and LEDs as standard. The back of the car on the other hand will also change and will be offered with wood inserts, a new dual exhaust system as well as a new pair of LED tail lights. All of these design changes are going to be finished by a new set of 19 inch rims with a retro design that will likely be wrapped in white-wall tires.
2016 Ford Flex Side
Inside the new 2016 Ford Flex on the other hand things aren’t going to be as retro as the exterior. Instead, Ford is going to give the car a similar interior to the Explorer, with a lot of luxury items, seven seats that are going to be very comfortable as well as one of the best navigation systems on the market. On top of all that, the top end model which is going to cost around $40,000 is going to be just as good as any other luxury SUV, both in terms of equipment as well as the quality of the materials.
Ford Flex Back
Engine wise, the new 2016 Ford Flex is going to be a bit different than the current model. The old 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 is going to be replaced with a new 2.3 liter EcoBoost that is only going to be available as a front wheel drive model. This will provide around 270 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque, more than enough to move it quite rapidly. However, the better choice is likely going to be the new 2.7 liter EcoBoost which is going to provide up to 340 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque, a bit less than the current EcoBoost but thanks to Ford’s all new 9 speed transmission, the engine should feel just as lively as the current one.
2016 Ford Flex Release Date
Exact release date has not been defined but all reports till now, suggest that it will come during the fall of this year and that sales should start shortly after introduction. More details about 2016 Ford Flex and things that we still do not know about it for sure, will be coming as the launch date approaches.