The Canadian-built crossover is going to launch a new 2018 Ford Flex with some minor changes. It was expected to come a bit earlier but the latest report says that it will launch in next year. Many people would not like the features of earlier ford crossover especially when it comes to fuel economy, but still, most of them are enthusiastic about the new model that is going to come in 2018.
The Flex when first came into the market almost a decade ago, was used to follow its own idea for designing its vehicles unlike other models. This made Flex to stand out in the market from other vehicles. Though the new 2018 Ford Flex was expected to build in the same manner as previous versions, we can still see some new improvements in styling, exterior, interior and engine design.
2018 Ford Flex – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
The exterior and interior of a new 2018 Ford Flex is expected to have a similarity with that of 2017’s model with some minor changes. Having said that, the new model does not look like anything you have ever seen before.
Considering the exterior design of a new 2018 Ford Flex, the front side will have a chrome embellished restyled grille. Also, the front headlights come with LED daylight functional lights.
The front bumper as well as the rear bumper will undergo some changes to have a fresh look. The new 2018 Ford Flex is also expected to be lighter than the previous models. It will improve the performance and fuel economy. The most welcomed and visible change that one can see is that a new Flex is going to launch in different colors.
Coming to the interior part, it is expected to be somewhat similar to the earlier versions. The new improvements that can be expected are changes done in terms of material and latest technology. The all-new 2018 Flex is also expected to be more luxurious inside with more leg space and more comfortable.
The front row passengers will have an ample space but the people sitting in the second row will enjoy more head-room and leg-room with more comfortable. The third row does not deal with more comfort when compared to first and second rows.
We can also expect a new dashboard refreshed with new features and an updated infotainment. Safety features such as rear view camera with park sensing units, electronic brakes and others. The vehicle is also equipped with a traction control system that limits tire slip in acceleration on slippery surfaces.
2018 Ford Flex – Engine and Performance
The new Ford Flex has given a hope to come up with high performance and to keep its promise; it is expected to come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 287 hp and 254 lb.-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed Select Shift automatic transmission. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) fuel economy of this engine is believed to be around 16 mpg in city and 23 mpg on highways.
Another alternative of 2018 Ford Flex is also expected with 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine. That delivers 365 hp and 350 lb.-ft of torque and paired with 9-speed automatic transmission. The EPA rating of this engine is hoped to be around 15 mpg in city and 21 mpg on highways.
2018 Ford Flex – Price and Release Date
The new Ford Flex 2018 is set to be made available in the market by the end of this year or earlier 2018. The prices are pretty much the same compared to the outgoing models as the appearance is not much changed. The starting price for a basic SE model is $30,025 MSRP, the SEL model is $34,680 MSRP and the Limited model is $38,230 MSRP.