Ford Flex SUV Discontinued by 2020
Since 2009, one of the full-size SUV model in Ford model lineup is the Ford Flex. This model never been a big seller. After seven years on the market its categorization has never been fully defined. However, different than anything previously seen, this model had a fantastic first year on the market. Ford has sold 40,000 copies Flex SUV then, but never again. Every next year the sale was becoming weaker and weaker. This is just one reason why the company plans to discontinued Ford Flex model by 2020.
When appeared, this three-row SUV has attracted a lot of attention to its retro styling, wagon-like proportions and minivan practicality. With his size he could stand shoulder to shoulder with models such as the Explorer or Expedition. However, it is more often been placed in group ”misfits” models such as the Scion xB, Nissan Cube and Honda Element.
Ford Flex is placed at the same platform as the Lincoln MKT. About the cessation of production MKT model is speculated for some time. And now that information on a new dimension, given that the announced cessation of Flex SUV. In the same factory where the products Flex and MKT models, coming down the assembly line, Ford Edge and MKX models. In addition to their new generation, Oakville Assembly Plant in Oakville, Ontario, will most likely be entrusted with the production and four new SUV models. Ford plans to offer them on the market by 2020.
2018 Ford Flex Specs
2018 Ford Flex, as well as a model for 2019, MY, will be unchanged in relation to the current vehicle. Last, Flex seven-passenger SUV was promoted in 2013. It was a major update. Since then, Ford Flex is offered in three trim levels and with a special equipment package. SE, SEL, and Titanium in not amended offer will remain available. The same goes for the Sport Appearance Package, which is available only with the Titanium trim level.
Given the announced abolition, there will be no change in the drive unit. Regardless of the package, Flex SUV runs Dura Tec 3.5 L V6 engine with 287 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. So it was at the beginning, and later Ford included in the supply and twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine with 355 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The most common part of the Titanium trim model and the Sport label. 6-speed automatic transmission is mated to both engines.
Different from all, Ford Flex is leaving the market in a few years. In the opinion of many premature notice on the elimination of Flex model is a deliberate move by the company. The reason lies in the few tens of thousands of customers who will want to replace the old to the new Flex. Or those who will realizing that it will no longer exists. Then they decide to treat yourself with one of the models, while still on offer. If you are one of them, get yourself on time 2018 Ford Flex SUV.