The new 2017 Ford Flex is due to receive a number of interesting upgrades, primarily in order to cater to customer demands. While this is very good news for all the existing customers, new customers should not be discouraged either. After all, the new face lifted version is poised to be better and bigger than the current generation Flex SUV.
2017 Ford Flex: Redesign and New Infotainment
Ford is taking no chance with the new version of the car. The 2017 Ford Flex is poised to retain its rather boxy appearance to keep the instantly recognizable model same. However, on the outside, Ford has decided to introduce a few more curves and soft edges to keep the appearance elegant. We loved it. In fact, the idea to introduce a horizontal sleek bar in between the sleek redesigned headlights gives the vehicle a decidedly corporate look. Considering that Ford will be offering the car in a variety of colors, the combination of aluminium at just the right places will definitely make the car an instant hit with almost everyone who is looking to get a friendly family SUV.
The insides will see the inclusion of one of the best touch panel systems we have seen in this segment. With the car manufacturer’s proprietary MyFord Touch system, the overall software will be highly intuitive and fun to use, muses most experts in the field. Of course, the general premium touch in the car will be present considering that it is a top of the line SUV from the car giant. The interior has been tweaked a little to provide better head and leg space to make sure that your family is never cramped (and considering that the current generation of the Flex is already a winner in that segment, that is saying something). Expect all the general points like personalised climate control and the best in the class infotainment system to be present as well.
2017 Ford Flex: Engines
The current generation of the Ford Flex is offered with 2 variants of the V6. This is actually extremely efficient. As such, the company is not looking to replace these. Of course, there will be different variants for the normal customers and a more powerful version for the enthusiasts. With the base version offering a 3.5 l engine capable of an output of 287 HP at 254 lb-ft of torque, it can be seen that even the most die hard fans of off road driving will be satiated. However, if you really do require more power, talks are in the line for a 3.5-liter twin turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine capable of 365 HP generating 350 pound-feet of torque. Both variants of the 2017 Ford Flex are offered in 6 speed auto transmission with either front wheel or all wheel drive.
Price and Arrival
With a lineup like the one described, you are excused if you are looking forward to the 2017 Flex. Unfortunately, Ford has been very secretive about the pricing just yet. Expect it to be slightly higher in price than the current outgoing model. Availability will most likely be around the 1st half of 2017.