2013 Ford Flex unveiled
Ford has unveiled the facelift for its Flex model ahead of the car’s debut later on this month at the L.A. Auto Show. The full-size, seven-seat crossover features a few cosmetic changes, including at the front fascia where the ends are now rounded out to give the car a less boxy appearance. Other modifications include the removal of the blue oval badge which before was in the center of the grille while the Flex badge is now spelled out at the front end of the bonnet.
Some of the most important new features added to the car include the latest generation of the MyFord Touch system as well as inflatable rear seatbelts for increased passenger protection. In the event of a collision, this system will inflate the rear seatbelts in only 40 milliseconds.
As for the engines, the 2013 Ford Flex can be equipped with a V6 Ti-VCT 3.5-liter unit that develops 285 hp (289 PS / 213 kW) and 255 lb.-ft (345 Nm) of torque. There’s also a beefier engine in the form of a V6 3.5-liter EcoBoost unit that churns 355 hp (360 PS / 265 kW) and a maximum torque of 350 lb.-ft (474 Nm). Both these engines are linked to a 6-speed SelectShift automatic gearbox and they can also be mated to a sequential transmission that s paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel.
Source: Ford via WCF
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