Ever since news about the 2018 Ford Flex came out, fans are going cocker-hoop in delight! Tipsters have stated that this upgrade might not come with fewer tweaks but it still will manage to grab its enthusiast’s attention vigorously. There are rumors of the D4 platform being used again for this new-gen 2018 Ford Flex model. Its boxy design, its and flat roofs give out an indication that the automakers have not done significant restyling on its exterior.
2018 Ford Flex – Exterior and in-cab Specifications:
The front portion of the model will have chrome embellished restyled grille. Its front headlights will come standard with LED daytime functional lights. Also, the headlights will be seen hosting metallic accents for that eye-piercing attraction.
The frontal bumper will also undergo changes and come with come larger as compared to its predecessors. Its rear-end bumpers will also be revamped a tad bit. Slight modifications will also come in its tailgate and rear bumper will host 2 chrome exhaust tips.
The design proficiency continues in the interior cabin too. The quality leather upholstery along with a spacious cabin will likely characterize the in-cab of this new-gen 2018 Ford Flex. Ample leg and shoulder room are expected. 5-inch SYNC infotainment and windows and mirrors with updated power features will also be seen included as standard specs.
As far as the safety aspects go-Lane keep Assist, Rear View camera with park assist, Adaptive cruise control, Electronic brakes and traction control.
2018 Ford Flex – Performance of Engine:
The 2018 Ford Flex will promise a power-packed performance and in order to live up to that repute, it is likely to use an upgraded version of the 3.5-liter V6 engine. As for its transmission options, it might either be a 9 speed automatic or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The power outputs of this engine are speculated to be somewhere around 287 HP and 254 lb-ft torque. Likewise, EPA rating is believed to be around 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on freeways.
Along with this, another engine variant presumably of the very same configuration is expected to make way into its hood. This 3.5-liter V6 engine will incorporate twin turbochargers and will crank up power outputs of around 350 lb-ft torque and 365 HP. Similar to the 1st option, this turbocharged engine will also have similar transmission option.
The EPA ratings of this engine is speculated to be somewhere around 18 mpg in city and 25 mpg on freeways.
2018 Ford Flex – Pricing and Launch Date:
This pricing of 2018 Ford Flex may be set as $30,000 for its base models. Higher trims might be priced higher somewhere around $50,000. As far as the launch date goes, the Ford Flex’s official launch has still not been confirmed by the automakers. But tipsters state that there is a high possibility that it could be scheduled for dealerships by the commencement of 2017. If things do get delayed, then it could come out in the first part of 2018.