The Flex is a full-size crossover, produced by Ford. This model originally came in 2008, but the whole idea appeared few years earlier, when Ford Fairlane Concept appeared in 2005. Few years later, production model appeared as 2009 year model, and it was accepted well, both by the critics and the crowd. Original model is still under production. Although it was refreshed in 2013, it is expected that it will be redesigned soon. There were a rumors that new model could come already this year but, according to the latest reports, second generation of this crossover will come probably somewhere in 2016, as 2017 Ford Flex.
2017 Ford Flex specs
The 2017 Ford Flex is expected to come completely redesigned. It will come as second-generation model, which will feature plenty of changes, compared to original. Although it will come with plenty of novelties, it is expected that the base characteristics will remain pretty much the same. It is expected that 2017 Flex will continue to ride on same D4 platform, which is also used for some other models from this company, such as Explorer or Lincoln MKT. When it is about styling, we expect new model to continue in the same way as original, with only evolutional changes. The base, traditional SUVish square and boxy look will remain. The most of the changes will come to the front end, which is expected to receive several changes, in order to be adapted to the company’s new design solutions. Rear end will follow those modifications. Same thing is expected with interior. Don’t expect anything radically changed inside the cabin of 2017 Ford Flex. We will see new, improved styling, with plenty of new or improved and upgrade features installed.
2017 Ford Flex engine
The exact engines for 2017 Ford Flex are still unknown. Current model is available in two variants. The first one uses 3.5 liter V6 Duratec engine, which is good for 262 hp and 248 lb-ft of max torque. The other engine is a 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost, which has maximum output of 355 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. One of those engines should be replaced and if we consider that EcoBoost is by far more advanced and has larger amount of power, it is for sure that it will carry over, while old Duratec will be retired.
2017 Ford Flex release date and price
At this moment, it is expected that 2017 Ford Flex could come somewhere next year. More precise date is still unknown. When it is about price, current model goes between 29.000 and 38.000 dollars.