The future of the 2018 Ford Flex is still uncertain because Ford did not presented this SUV yet. As we noticed full size SUV’s are not going so well. That is the problem with the 2018 Ford Flex as well, when we look back this SUV didn’t rock the sales as expected but only on west coast which is certainly not enough. But they can still do something with the Flex, the best thing to do with it is to make it a hybrid which will surely boost up sales in U.S. and especially on west coast.
The exterior of this car if it goes hybrid will need to fit into that mold. We don’t know exactly how it is gonna be changed bu it will need to to keep the boxy look and it will also need to be more rounded and aerodynamical as well. Still a complete redesign will be logical as well even if it is just cosmetical, the front fascia, grill and headlights would go thru changes as well.
The interior of the 2018 Ford Flex is well done already, it is designed and crafted to be user friendly and functional. The seat upholstery will be offered in few options, the base models will have cloth as standard while on the medium SEL model you can choose between leather and cloth the top of the line model will have leather as standard. The wood coated dashboard will be certainly revised to meet hybrid standards. High-tech will be also standard like the 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment system with 3D navigation, climate and much more.
The next generation Flex will certainly keep the power-trains from the first generation. If they go with that or a hybrid engine which will be smarter. The engines from the first generation are: 3.5-Liter V6 which is putting out 287 horsepower and 254 pound feet of torque the second advanced engine will is a 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V6 with 365 horsepower and 350 pound feet of torque. Ford have been developed a new gearbox which will be perfect for this full size SUV a 9-speed automatic and off course it will go on all-wheel drive. However they will have to come up with new engine for the hybrid option because all they have today is a 2.0L Atkinson 4-cylinder which is not strong enoug for this big SUV.
2018 Ford Flex Price and Release date
The release date of this SUV is still unknown,the moment we find out new information we will update our post. The price will need to be around $30,000 and $38,000 and if they include a hybrid it will be certainly more expensive.