2009 Ford Flex Preview is just handsomely wantonJuly 28th, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by David M N James
Ford Flex made a debut in to the New York Auto Show and this big thing was handsomely wanton.
The Ford Flex, which is far more stylish than previous entries by Ford. This is Fords betting card. The wild card Flex is being hyped to be a possible success which Ford will be able to use to point to their decision to leave the minivan segment as a “Bold Move.” If the Ford flex fails to hit the road, it’s just another failed vehicle soon to be found on rental lots at your local airport. The machine is powered by Ford’s 3.5-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Ford Flex is expected to produce more than 260 horsepower and 245 lb.-ft. of torque. Power goes to all four wheels via Ford’s all-wheel-drive system, while the Flex boasts Ford’s new independent suspension that has been a hit on vehicles such as the 2007 Expedition. It has exocentric safety features that include an available backup camera, stability control, side curtain airbags, four-wheel ABS brakes, plus more. The Flex wears standard 18-inch wheels, with 19-inch wheels available.
Its two inches longer than the Ford Taurus X, longer, sleek sheet metal and all-black greenhouse. It has lengthy windows and the squared-off nature of its design, plus head restraints that sit down into the seat, visibility should be improved over other large Ford vehicles. It has a combo of Edge-inspired taillights and its three-bar grille, as well as the available multi-panel roof. Ford Flex offers some very interesting interior accouterments that promise to make it a competitor against GM’s new crossover triplets: a tweed-like fabric on the base model, a refrigerator for when you need another freshie, and ample second-row leg room and adjustable and removable footrests. There’s also Ford’s Sync communication integration system, a new navigation system and the now common ambient lighting. This machine is truly something big and Ford are not way off. It sounds a pretty good affair but it’s the customers to decide and we just have to tell them its not a bad thing after all.