The 2016 Ford Flex is a full-size crossover utility vehicle (CUV) of the Ford Motor Company since model year 2009. TheFord Flex replaces the Ford Taurus X and Freestyle, but share their transmissions to update using a single platform. The Ford Flex is next to the crossover Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX midsize at Oakville Assembly Plant in Oakville, Ontario, where the first Flex made in early June 2008.
The Ford Flex is directly related to a group of rebadged versions, Chicago D4 Ford, reportedly in the factory where they were produced (Oakville Assembly) and the platform (D4) sharing: Ford Explorer and Lincoln MKT. The 2016 Ford Flex is closely associated with Chicago Ford D3: Mercury Montego and Mercury Sable sedans third generation, Brought cars Ford Freestyle and Taurus X, as crossover vehicles on the market; and the fifth and sixth generation Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS.
After a style reminiscent of Peter Horbury MINI, and a series of horizontal grooves in its doors and tailgate reminiscent of a Woodie mentioned, the Flex is sold in the United States, Canada and the Middle East.
2016 Ford Flex Background
The Ford Flex was on Auto Show in New York unveiled, 2007 International. It has been found as Ford was looking for a family vehicle 7 passengers without van invoiced introduce, declining segment from the end of 1990 at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show was Ford the Ford Fairlane concept car. Based on the Ford CD3 platform, was 3-row people mover with a distinctive style. The rear passenger doors of the Fairlane were hinged to the back; and allows a better view inside the self-contemplation viewers watched this configuration, the sliding doors of a minivan.
In the passage to the vehicle production, Fairlane would change the Flex-name and the platforms of the largest architectural D3 / D4. A notable change in approach was the adoption of four conventionally hinged doors, Ford has decided to market more like a car type intersection. Several important features of the Fairlane concept would open the way into the flex to make production, but. The most characteristic feature is a series of horizontal grooves in the doors, is a wood trim appearance without causing use of simulated wood. Car Design News said that the type references “an earlier era without resorting to obvious retro style elements.” In addition, help lower these visually vehicle. In a style similar to the Mini and the Range Rover, roof pillars are blacked out, creating an effect of “floating roof”.
2016 Ford Flex Design
The 2016 Ford Flex is based on the Ford D4 platform, a version of the platform Ford Volvo D3 derivative which is redesigned for use in crossover SUVs. The chassis shares its basics with the Ford Freestyle 2005-2007, 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X, and 2011-present Ford Explorer. While front-wheel drive is the standard, all-wheel drive is optional. The Flex includes traction control called an independent rear suspension and AdvanceTrac.
2016 Ford Flex Powertrain
The 2016 Ford Flex is powered by two different V6 engines. The Flex 3.5 L (213 cubic inches) V6 Duratec engine produces 262 hp (195 kW) and 248 pounds · ft (336 N · m), and is coupled with 6-speed 6F automatic transmission. A EcoBoost twin-turbo direct-injection engine for the 2010 model year available. The EcoBoost produces 355 hp (265 kW) and 350 pounds · ft (470 Nm) torque.
According to Ford turbochargers are developed in the engine to last 150,000 miles (240,000 km) or ten years. The AWD is necessary with the EcoBoost option. Trailer weight is £ 4500 (2000 kg). The 2016 Ford Flex four-wheel drive system is capable of transmitting up to 100% of the torque to the front or rear axle as required.