2016 Ford Flex Release Date Australian
The Ford Flex is one of the models that are unique from other types of ford and very suitable in use for the drive. When first introduced, back in 2009, it is probably the first full size CUV (crossover utility vehicle) to hit the U.S. car market. At first, sales of this model were not so great and Ford thinking about halt production, even though the car had just been introduced. Fortunately, they have decided to update the Flex by 2013 and since then only sell great. Now, US manufacturers are preparing to unveil this generation CUV as 2016 Ford Flex.
2016 Ford Flex Exterior Redesign
At first glance it is indeed quite visible that the model is different from all the other cars in the market. CUV have square shape, which makes it stand out from the crowd. Flex is built on Ford D4 Platform and is available only with a five-door. When it comes to changes on the exterior, the most famous is certainly the new lamp designed and chrome grille, which seems to be one because the chrome bar that runs across the middle of the Grill appear to connect the two lamps. The front bumper was redesigned and now fits better in the boxy design of the car. In the back can see different back light, little changed the back door and a new rear bumper. In addition, U.S. manufacturers plan to offer Flex with color choice and alloy wheels with new design and larger size.
2016 Ford Flex Interior Changes
Ford has always offered a car from their ranks in different trim levels, so 2016 Ford Flex will be offered in this trim levels: SE, SEL and limited. One of the best features of Flex is the ability to take up to seven adult passengers, which is not something most of the CUV can do. Depending on the trim level, the Chair may be upholstered or more standard premium leather. 2016 Flex does not have one, but have two displays on the dashboard. The first is smaller, 4.2 inches which is located in front of the driver, while the second is a larger, 8-inch screen, is used to control the satellite navigation systems and infotainment. Higher level trim offers more features for the passengers in the back–it is possible to install two LCD displays in the headrests and three-zone climate control.
In Flex, new, offers a sufficient amount of room, enough for 7 passengers to sit comfortably. The chairs themselves come the fabric with the fabric or leather, depending on the trim of your choice. Interior style choice rather fun and unique, like the exterior. From the dashboard page to insert smooth doors etched, new model left a little to be desired. The only downside, although miniscule, is an over-abundance of different knobs and buttons on the instrument panel that can prove difficult to maneuver. MyFord Touch system there are also provides you with all of your technical needs and entertainment.
ENGINE AND SPECS
2016 Ford Flex will be equipped with different engines in the basic version. Aspirated V6 engine will be replaced by current 2.3 l turbocharged V6 which should produce about 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. The top-of-the-range will come with a 3.5 l V6, which is significantly more powerful than the engine in the basic version. Both versions will be equipped with 6-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel drive will be optional.
Ford Flex 2016 new is equipped with two options of the machine. The standard option is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that attracts 287 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. It also gives You a choice between front wheel drive and all-wheel drive, such as well-equipped. Fuel consumption for this engine is estimated to be 18mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway for the front-wheel drive, while with all wheel drive using 17 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway. In addition, it can be 0 to 62 7.3 seconds (FWD) and 7.4 (AWD).
The second option is a 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo EcoBoost is much more powerful. V6 is apparently can produce up to 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. EPA fuel economy estimates for the engine was slightly better this time is rated at 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, and can take the Flex from 0 to 62 in just 6.1 seconds. Transmission options, and it seems the only available, is a six-speed automatic that comes along with the paddle shifters and the start-stop system.
2016 FORD FLEX RELEASE DATE and PRICE
The basic version of 2016 Ford Flex should cost about $ 29,000. This CUV should go on sale in the spring of 2016.