2016 Ford Flex is predicted to come out with some refreshments in order to deal with the modern market. As a full-size boxy crossover, its predecessor was welcomed very well in the west coast but on the contrary, it did not go too well for the other states. In 2013 model year, we found no radical changes offered by Ford and it seems that this 2016 model will be the new generation that should go with more improvements including the new fuel-efficient engine with more technology systems.
2016 Ford Flex Exterior and Interior
Ford Flex 2016 before had straight boxy design that in the first generation of Flex but it is rumored that it will be carried over for this second generation with more signature details. The fascias will be changed to be more extended. The grille is expected to come out with new dimension completed with angular headlights and tailgate for a more contrast look. It seems incomplete if those improvements are added around the exterior without redesigned cabin. The cabin is mentioned by some unofficial sites for 2016 Ford Flex to be more sporadic. The most models retained its cloth seat upholstery while for the top grade will go with better refinements with the support of leather-trimmed seats. For its three-row, it has angular shape so that the space inside is quite wider than before. The only problem is about the back seat that is a bit hard to reach. You could find out 4.2 inches of touch screen for the instrument panel with the 12 speakers from Sony for limited version. There will be some standard features to offer including the anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control and the last is six airbags. There will be no parking sensors and rearview camera for standard features. The top models are completed with blind-spot monitors, forward collision alert and adaptive cruise control as 2016 Ford Flex.
2016 Ford Flex Engine
Speaking about the powertrain, this new generation is possible to go with the same engine as the current model. It means that the company will support it with V6 engine 3.5 liter to produce 287 horses and 254 lb-ft of torque and another option is Ecoboost to make 365 horses and 350 lb-ft of torque that will be carried over. 2016 Ford Flex will not go with six-speed auto transmission since it will be replaced with new nine-speed gearbox. As a result, the car is able to stand about 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway for the base engine. The FWD system is prepared for the future generation. The EcoBoost goes about 16/23 with hybrid version.
2016 Ford Flex Release Date and Price
We do not know when it will be released but it seems the price tag will go between $29,000 and $38,000 as the new generation of 2016 Ford Flex.